Humans of Skills for Change – Haimanot

Haimanot is an Employment Counsellor at Skills for Change. Haimanot is married and has a beautiful 3-year-old daughter. She was born in Ethiopia and moved to Canada when she was 25 years old.  She still misses the close-knit and intimate community of her home Country.   Before working in the nonprofit sector, Haimanot worked as a nurse. “It was a blessing. I really enjoyed being a nurse. But when I came to Canada, I realised that I wanted to help…

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…