Interview with Vijay James, Program Administrator – Mentoring & Employer Engagement

Meet Vijay James, a  newcomer to Toronto from India. Vijay completed Skills for Change’s Enhanced Language Training and later volunteered for the organization’s marketing team. He is currently a Program Administrator – Mentoring & Employer Engagement at Skills for Change. We interviewed Vijay to learn more about him and his experience at Skills for Change. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m Vijay James. I come from Chennai, India – the city with the second longest urban…

Interview with Rosaline Graham, Mentoring Coach at Skills for Change

In Conversation with Rosaline Graham, Mentoring Coach at Skills for Change Rosaline Graham has been facilitating professional connections and interactions between newcomers and established Canadian professionals to enhance their employment opportunities and career growth. We interviewed Rosaline about the Mentoring for Change program at Skills for Change.   Please tell us a little bit about yourself. As a Community Worker, I chose to work in employment and settlement services for immigrants, specializing in mentoring for…

Humans of Skills for Change – Maria

    Maria is currently a client at Skills for Change. In October 2018, she enrolled in the Skills for Change’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) course to improve her English language skills. She’s a newcomer who was born in Venezuela and arrived in Canada two years ago with her husband and her four-year-old son. Maria discovered Skills for Change after going to a gym in the neighbourhood. By happenstance, she was also…

Humans of Skills for Change – Narges

Today is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. To commemorate the day and the female victims of violence, Skills for Change commits to supporting women to join the movement in eliminating forms of violence against women and girls. The history of our Agency has a strong grounding in providing support to women. Skills for Change started 36 years ago as an office training agency for a group of women from…