BURLINGTON – May 20, 2014 – Each year, the Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute in partnership with the Coady Institute at St. Francis Xavier University offers a select group of women the opportunity to participate in a unique leadership training program.
This year, for the second time, a member of The Centre for Skills Development & Training staff will be included. Raluca Lazar, is an Employment Services Program Coordinator who has been with ‘The Centre’ for over ten years. “I am extremely happy to have been selected for this amazing program!” said Raluca Lazar. “The Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute Program will provide me with the opportunity to further develop the self-awareness, critical thinking and leadership abilities needed for me to achieve my goal of becoming a well-rounded leader.”
The Leadership Institute builds the leadership capacity of emerging and mid-career women leaders working on community economic development issues in the women’s charitable and non-profit sectors across the country. The program is delivered by the Coady Institute — a world-renowned centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. The Institute works with innovative people and organizations to create effective, practical and sustainable solutions to reduce global poverty and injustice.
“The Canadian Women’s Foundation is thrilled to provide the one year women-centred leadership training to emerging women leaders,” said Chanel Grenaway, Director of Economic Development Programs at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. “Strong leaders build strong organizations and communities, and we are thrilled to work with a group of extraordinary women who have and will continue to create positive change for women across Canada.”
About the Canadian Women’s Foundation
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. The Foundation empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised money and invested in over 1,200 community programs across Canada, and is now one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world. The Foundation takes a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls – studying and sharing the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and learning from each other. The Foundation carefully selects and funds the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluates its work with a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all. The Foundation invests in the power of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with locations across Halton and in Mississauga. The Centre helps people at all stages of life get on a path to career success—from youth just starting out, to older workers who have been laid off; from newcomers to Canada who need to improve their workplace English, to people interested in the trades who need to build their technical skills; and from small business owners looking to hire staff, to large companies who need help developing and transitioning their workforce. Learn more at thecentre.on.ca.
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