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Economic and Skills Opportunities for Stronger Women

Program Summary

The  Economic and Skills Opportunities for Stronger Women Project aims to reach out, equip and empower immigrant and refugee women and Trans-women by providing them with viable, practical and employment-ready skills training or economic opportunities for entrepreneurship.  We recognize women’s interest to start their own business initiatives but lack the resources and skills to do so.  Skills training related to Hospitality and Food Industry will include Food Handling, Restaurant and Banquet Server Training, Cake Decoration and Front House/Guest Service.  Intensive mentorship support will be provided as well as assistance in start up costs.  Women will get assistance in finding grants or funding opportunities for small business. 

Project Activities

Training/Licensing/Certification 

  • Food Handling 
  • Cake Decoration Training 
  • Front of House Operations/Guest Services
  • Restaurant and Banquet Server Training  
  • Training on Starting a Catering Business 

 

Support for Start Up Cost

The Project will provide a start up cost to cover costs for tools/small Equipment/Licensing fees/other start-up costs to start the business (ie. pots and pans for catering, ingredients for meals to be made, marketing costs, publicity cake decorating kit, licensing fees, initial rental of commercial kitchen, etc.)  

 

Funder:  This Project is generously supported by the United Way of Greater Toronto

 

Contact Information:

Bobbi Cohen, Training and Small Business Advisor

(416) 292-6912 ext. 335

For general inquiries:  (416) 292-6912 ext. 3

 

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Community voices

"My experience in both Silver Spring Park Reading Circle and Beyond Academics has taught me that to create social change and empower these children I need to be more proactive in the solution"
Lamyaa Hassan, Dorset Park, July 2015

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