WBF’s 2021 Alberta Impact
- Published On
- May 26, 2022
We’re excited to share the impact of our training programs and support services in 2021! With a strong focus on economic recovery, we’re proud to have been able to support our community by helping women get back to work and find employment that pays above a living wage.
Our support addresses common barriers to economic security and our training programs prepare women for sustainable careers. The impact of our training programs and services would not be possible without our valued partners. Here’s an overview of the ways we supported our community in 2021:
- We were able to offer 25 employment training programs and graduate 173 women. Of those women, 70% were previously unemployed, 64% had dependents or children, and 20% were Indigenous.
- On average, one third of our students received general financial aid, emergency funding, scholarships and bursaries. Read more about the impact of our financial aid program.
- The average starting wage for our program graduates is 1.2X the living wage in their communities. 86% were hired in target industries within six months.
- 96% of WBF employment partners recommend hiring our program graduates. Hear how partners feel about partnering with WBF and hiring our graduates.
- We served 202 women through free employment coaching and readiness services. Our readiness workshops help women plan and prepare to enter into a new career path with confidence.
- We housed 38 women and children in our safe and affordable housing units in Edmonton.
Download a copy of the WBF 2021 Alberta Impact report