Media Advisory – Skills for Change Celebrates 40 years of changing the lives of immigrants and refugees September 22, 2022 – Toronto, Ontario
Skills for Change is pleased to have reached a milestone 40 years of providing programs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Since 1982, Skills for Change has provided learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.
We are a leading non-profit organization, offering over 25 programs and services and annually, serve more than 16,000 immigrants, refugees and underrepresented groups.
Our Agency has played a major role in uplifting communities. We are working to:
- Reduce Poverty through Decent Jobs
- Settle immigrants and refugees to create sustainable communities
- Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Build skills to promote increased labour market attachment
- Create community through mentorship and networks
- Help underserved seniors to make friends and be digitally safe
- Empower equity-seeking groups to eradicate systemic racism
- Provide immigrant and racialized youth with equal access to opportunities
- Promote gender equality
- Eliminate Gender-Based Violence
- Address Labour Market Gaps
- Develop corporate partnerships to support our goals
“Our client stories are our stories…stories of hope and resilience – seeking opportunity, refuge, and equal access. For 40 years, Skills for Change has impacted the lives of many new Canadians who have contributed to building a strong Canadian economy and society . And as we look to the future, we are working towards uplifting immigrant and equity–seeking communities through iterative, innovative and sector specific
programming. I am excited to see what the next 40 years brings to our Agency.” – Surranna Sandy, CEO of Skills for Change.
As we reflect on the past 40 years and look towards the future of programming for our clients, we ask you to join us in celebrating this milestone event. DONATE NOW to be part of our community of changemakers, creating a more welcoming and equitable Canada.
Skills for Change
For media inquiries, please contact Sampada Kukade, Director of Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org