Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Piper Goodfellow

How Might We

... help support vulnerable women in obtaining paid work opportunities in Calgary?

Piper

Description

A lack of self-confidence, awareness of resources, social connections and relevant employable skills, mean that women who are new to Calgary are up against significant barriers when it comes to entering the workforce.

If a woman is aware of her support options and where to find community, that is a huge fi rst step. Calgary has a wide variety of resources for women to use to increase the chance of finding a job– unfortunately, it’s only when a woman is fully aware of these available resources that she is able to take action. In many cases there are added diffi culties of having to acquire child-minding services and develop an encouraging support network. Should more emphasis be placed on developing affordable childcare options and sustainable mentorship programs, more women might be seen entering the workforce.