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Job Searching and Social Media

This past Monday the Trade Journey Program invited graduates to join us for our first in-house Social Media Lunch and Learn. The focus of the session was to discover how we can use Social Media to develop our own personal brand and how to market ourselves within the various platforms. As we learnt many of […]

Trade Journey Program

Coming soon! Trade Journey is a 16 week program designed for women tired of minimum wage jobs, who like working with their hands, who have already experienced some work in either construction, renovation, mining or maintenance positions and want to make a transition into a career in the trades. Our program offers you the ability […]

Some Positive Rules for Cover Letters

Your resume lists your experience, accomplishments and skills; your cover letter should show how they are relevant to a particular job, and to the company’s goals. Before you write a word, research the company and the industry so that you can make informed references in your cover letter. “Look at the company’s website,” suggests Lakewood, […]

YWCA Trade Journey Update

Industry employers are key stakeholders in the YWCA Trade Journey program and have a vested interest in the success of the Trade Journey participants!  We are thrilled to be working with this group of employers who are providing work placements for the next three weeks. Banff Constructors Ltd. City of Saskatoon Comtech Communication Technologies Ltd. […]

Trade Journey Employer Panel

Wow what a morning!  Sending a big thank you to the employers who joined us for the Trade Journey Employer Panel and Cafe.  Shannon, our CEO lead a panel of six employers who so willingly shared their expertise, knowledge and encouragement with the Trade Journey participants.  The room was buzzing with good questions and conversations.  […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one […]

Determined to Get There

Codie knew early on that she wanted to work in construction as a carpenter. As a single parent of two, she struggled with child care, and had worked temporary labour jobs for five years. She also knew that Social Assistance was not good enough; she wanted a career and independence. Codie applied to the YWCA […]

CEO’s Message: YWCA Annual Report on Impact

On behalf of our board of directors and entire leadership team, thanks for your partnership, support and involvement with YWCA Saskatoon last year. Our YWCA Saskatoon 2016-2017 Annual Report, “Wrap Around,” has been published, and I would encourage you to read through the impact stories about our work in the community: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/about-the-ywca/financial-reporting/ YWCA services and programs […]

October 26 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 26 is the YWCA Saskatoon Annual General Meeting, and all community members are welcome to attend. This year our Board of Directors is proud to welcome educational guest speakers to open a conversation about an important issue close to our hearts, the epidemic of youth suicide in our community. Date: Thursday, October 26, […]

All Signed up for the Job Fair? Now What?

So you saw us on social media and clicked “going.” You’re going to the YWCA Job Fair. Now what? Here are some tips to keep in mind so you can make the most of your networking time at the job fair. 1. Be confident in yourself. Many of Saskatoon’s finest employers are waiting to meet […]