The Ready to Rise program is FREE through government-funding

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Our goal is to help eligible women in British Columbia and Alberta through personalized self-paced online training and 1:1 support to enter or re-enter the workforce and/or return to school.

The Ready to Rise Program is a FREE government-funded employment program for eligible women.

This self-paced online program provides specialized skills training and individual support to enter or re-enter the workforce and/or return to school.

Our Focus

Ready to Rise empowers eligible women to increase their job readiness skills through:

  • Self-paced online employment workshops tailored to individual needs
  • Specialized workshops
  • Short-term skills training
  • Mentorship
  • One-on-one support from your Success Team

Ready to Rise :
supports women by

Providing full scale and adaptable support for the needs of all participants.

Meeting our participants as who they are, where they are, in their employment journey.

Supporting our participants to move forward on their professional paths.

The Success Team creates an individualized learning plan for each participant to work through at their own pace.

Learn Life Skills

We provide access to individualized support to build on your employability and life skills. We will emphasize:
  • Workplace communication
  • Interpersonal life skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Self-care and wellness at work
  • Goal setting and action planning for the future
  • Success plans

Job Readiness

Develop your individual essential career skills and learn how they apply in the workplace:
  • Cover letter, references, and resume building
  • Interview skills and dealing with interview stress
  • Job search strategies and the hidden job market
  • Professional and social networking
  • Creating an online profile
  • Critical thinking and continuous learning
  • Develop core competencies such as numeracy, critical reading, and writing

Specialized content specific to your needs

  • Disclosing your disability
  • Negotiating accommodations
  • Legal rights and self-advocacy
  • Identity at work
  • Exploring and establishing boundaries
  • How can people be their authentic selves in an organization and do it with confidence
  • Relevant guest speakers with industry experience
Build your professional network with people in your community.

Receive supports and/or referrals such as:

  • Short-term certificate training
  • Transportation
  • Counselling/mental health
  • Cultural connections
  • Work gear/clothing
  • Wage subsidy
  • Childcare

Job Search Planning

Begin your employment journey with the encouragement and expertise of your Success Team by your side. We can offer support with:
  • One-on-one employment coaching and job development
  • Understanding and knowing your rights at work
  • Connecting with inclusive employers
  • Access to mentorship
  • Stress management

Connect Anywhere

Our web-based training provides participants in rural or urban communities with new opportunities in building their employability.

Program Outline

  • Ready to Rise provides up to 12-weeks of self-paced online programing followed by a 12-week work experience and/or a return to school.
  • Lessons are delivered asynchronously – you can work on your own, at your own pace.
  • We offer a dynamic blended model of programming comprised of skills training, guest speakers, targeted webinars, and breakout sessions.
  • Participants will also participate in virtual interactive cultural workshops such as “Building a Dream…Catcher”.

Eligibility

Self-identify as a woman from one or more of the following groups:
  • Racialized and/or Indigenous women;
  • Women with Disabilities;
  • Women from the LGBTQ2S+ community;
  • Women who have been out of the workforce for some time.
And are:
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial and federal legislation and regulations; and
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada.

Equipment

In order to participate you will need:

  • Computer
  • Webcam
  • Reliable internet access
  • Microphone and speaker, or headset
  • An environment where you feel comfortable participating
If you don’t have access to a piece of equipment, please let us know and our team can help.

We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you to get started!

Do I get paid to participate?
You may be eligible for a stipend depending on income sources.
What happens if I don’t have the required technology to participate?
If you do not have access, the Ready to Rise Team will work with you to help you obtain the necessary equipment.
Do I need to prove my disability?
No, you will not be asked to provide documentation. You can self-identify as a Woman with Disabilities.
I'm a student, can I still participate?
Yes you can! Ready to Rise can help you prepare for the next step of your journey – employment! Your Success Team can work with your school schedule to ensure that you are able to create a learning plan that works for you, helps you to prepare your job search documents, and gets you connected to your new career.
I'm already employed, can I still participate?
Yes you can! Your Success Team will work with you and your job schedule to create a learning plan that is manageable. Through the online programming and support from your Success Team, you can develop new skills in order to obtain and maintain sustainable employment.
Contact us

Phone | 250-210-3412

Email | ready-to-rise@ethoscmg.com

Mailing | suite 305-80 Station Street, Duncan BC, V9L 1M4

Website | https://r2r.ethoscmg.com 

ETHOS acknowledges with gratitude all the First Nations on whose traditional and unceded lands we work and provide service to residents of British Columbia and Alberta.

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