New Beginnings is founded on respect for each person’s individual potential and their capacity, no matter what their circumstances, to move forward with their lives with dignity and respect. We provide a holistic approach to wellness and success; we do what is necessary to support, coach and train women. We prepare and encourage them to believe in their own personal power to achieve success.

Stepping Into Success (S.I.S.)

Empower Me- Process

The program includes identifying their skills and abilities, what they need to improve and discovering the barriers that hold them back from achieving their desired goal. It is an interactive program that delves into dealing with and successfully improving self-worth, self-esteem, reducing self-doubt, making wise decisions, and asserting control over circumstances. The Empower Me process also includes developing leadership skills, assertiveness, business etiquette, job search techniques, labour market research and most importantly setting achievable goals and action planning.

Counsellors, peer support groups and life coaches are relied upon to deliver this stage of the program.

The end result for each participant is to have an action plan detailing the steps they will need to take to achieve their goals and acquire the necessary tools and techniques to move beyond surviving and closer to thriving.

Our program is a full year commitment that allows women to transform their lives becoming more confident, career-oriented and employable thus creating better lives for themselves, their children and their communities.

 

Career/ Professional Goal

Personal Goals

Full Assessment - Step 1

Bridging the gap from where you are now and where you want to be. We begin with an in-depth evaluation of each woman’s education, employment and life status.

What type of person do you need to become to reach your goals? It’s important to start with the end in mind.

Full Assessment

Bridging the gap from where you are now and where you want to be in one year, two and five years.

Participants will learn to create short and long-term goals and develop an incremental blueprint to get them there step by step.

Empower Me- Life Esteem Development - Step 2

Part One

The focus is on building healthy self-esteem, taking control of one’s life and discovering how to achieve true success.

Self-Analysis

  • How to identify and improve upon one’s (SWOT) strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats
  • Current coping skills and levels of resilience
  • Identifying and managing barriers through trigger analysis
  • The benefits of reframing negative thoughts and beliefs about people, experiences and situations

Part Two

The focus is on building leadership and coping skills

  • Self-Management
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Effective Communication
  • And More...

Empower Me- Life Plan

Transforming into a self-confident, self-sufficient woman who is capable of taking care of herself and her family.

Learn interpersonal coping skills necessary to function in their own families and communities.

  • Who am I – Discovery Process
  • Building self-confidence
  • Address Barriers & implement solutions
  • Assertiveness training & anger management

Here they create a vision board of their true self

Career Plan - Step 3

Developing a clear plan for employment and what training is needed to implement career plan.

Assistance with job placement & internship programs.

Pre-Employment Preparation: Job interview preparation.

Resume writing & Cover Letters.

Business etiquette/code of conduct in the workplace.

Interpersonal and coping skills necessary to effectively communicate in the workplace
And more…

Career Plan - Personal

Creating a Work-Life balance.

Financial & Budgeting - Step 4

Once participants are employed they will begin to apply what they learned during the financial literacy sessions to actively plan for your family’s financial future.

Course section taught by a Leading Bank (TBA).

Financial Literacy

Learn how to become self-sufficient.
Learn to save on a limited income.
Learning how to budget.
Improve credit rating.
Create emergency funds.
Financial coaching.

Health & Wellness - Step 5

Good health in the workplace is very important. A solid understanding of how to care for yourself leads to increased energy, focus and productivity and less sick days.

Panel of Health Experts
(Nutrition, Exercise, Stress management, etc…)

Health & Wellness

When you feel better, you do better it’s that simple! When you take good care of yourself you will find that you are able to cope better with life situations.

Be A Healthier You!

Style By Design- Outer Transformation - Step 6

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression!”

In this process clients will learn the importance of personal grooming and making a great first impression. The women will each get a personal outer transformation. Complete business attire will be donated to each woman by Dress For Success.

Outer Transformation

Image Makeover
Importance of personal appearance, hygiene and grooming practices.

What Will Be Done
The professional stylist will show you how to still look and feel great even outside the office.
Casual attire will be donated to each woman.

(While supplies last).

 

The Care Packages can consists of:

  • Clothing & Accessories donated by Guess Inc.
  • Fresh Food Certificate or Gift Card allowing the women to purchase healthy food for themselves and their children
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card to purchase basic needs necessities: Toiletries, Personal Hygiene Products, etc.
  • Dollarama Gift Card to purchase household items
  • Care Package also includes Journals and training binders and papers

Once the women graduate and are ready for employment we work with Dress For Success who supplies each participant with business attire which includes clothing, accessories and shoes.

 

Hospitality Operations Management Certificate Program

New Beginnings has partnered with George Brown College through their Community Partnerships Initiative Department to develop a customized program to give our women the essential skills they need to meet the demand of growing tourism and hospitality industry in Toronto and build sustainable careers.

Our women face barriers to entry in traditional higher education and employment, and this program presents a viable route to build on the holistic life-skills and career path development to move them to self-sufficiency. They develop self-worth, confidence, resilience, and the ability to resolve conflict in their social life but especially in the work place environment that will increase their chances for long-term success. New Beginnings core programming with continuous follow up for a year along with George Brown’s career training allows the women to be more marketable in this competitive job market.

This customized program will help participants navigate the educational system, get essential skills training and receive a certificate upon completion. The capstone to the program is a paid work-placement to give participants desperately needed on-the-job experience, grow their networks, and transition permanently out of poverty.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION