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…

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Humans of Skills for Change – Ana Laura

Ana Laura is a current client with Skills for Change and is enrolled in the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program levels 6 and 7. She was born in Brazil, close to the capital city of Brasilia, and arrived in Canada in 2010. Before arriving in Toronto, she studied law and worked at a major labour union. Upon arrival, she only knew one person in Canada but since then, she has made countless friends,…

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Humans of Skills for Change – Kate

Kateryna (also known as Kate) is a Marketing and Events Assistant at Skills for Change. Kateryna is a newcomer who moved to Canada from Ukraine three years ago. She began her relationship with Skills for Change as a client by participating in our mentoring program back in March. By June, she joined our marketing team and is now an integral member of our organization. Kateryna lives with her husband Ivan, her six-year-old son Peter, and…

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Orpah is a Programs Specialist for the Health Informatics program at Skills for Change. She was born and raised in Kenya and moved to Canada in 2017. Some of Orpah’s favourite things about her home country are “The People. The Food and The Vibe.” “I love the energy that Kenyans carry with them. It is hard to describe. It is a feeling!” Orpah has some surprising revelations about her professional past. “Not a lot of…

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Humans of Skills for Change – Nicole

Nicole is the Human Resources Assistant at Skills for Change. She came to Canada recently from Antigua, a Caribbean Island in the West Indies. Nicole describes her native home as “a tropical island where the weather is beautiful and the people are relaxed”. According to Nicole, the biggest difference between Toronto and Antigua is the “hustle and bustle” of the city life – something she is now growing more accustomed to. In Antigua, Nicole worked…

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