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“The iSisters partnership is offering a window of opportunity to facilitate high-tech skills while nurturing self-esteem and building confidence in students and teachers alike.”
-Teaching staff at Youville Centre
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"I have enjoyed being a participant in the iSisters program! It as been the best experience in my life, so I would recommend it to everybody. I have met so many experts in different fields that gave me good opportunity to interact and gain knowledge."
-Malathy Thirumal, iSisters Graduate, Photo Voice Project
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"The iSisters program offers women who are struggling with homelessness and unemployment a chance to dream."
-Sue Garvey, Executive Director, Cornerstone
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Technology Mentoring for Young At-Risk Mothers is a new project that will expand iSisters workshops into the new Bethany Hope Centre for Young Parents. Students will gain digital literacy skills to enable them to return to and succeed in high school and prepare for employment. The program builds community capacity to support at risk, young parents.

About iSisters Technology Mentoring

iSisters Technology Mentoring is a registered Canadian charity that was founded in 2001. Our mission is to connect women in need with technology through mentoring.

“As a result of our partnership with iSisters, Youville Centre has been able to integrate technology into the curriculum and provide our young mothers with computer opportunities to enhance their future studies and careers....

Judith Sarginson, Executive Director, Youville Centre

I am a computer student in the iSisters course taught by Zahide.  I find the course extremely helpful.  Zahide explains the material step by step.   It is very helpful as the skills are very...

Charmaine, iSisters graduate

“I am taking the iSisters level 3 computer course and have found it very, very useful.  It has opened many, many locked doors in front of me. I have a new job.  They gave...

Sarah, iSisters student

“The purpose of this letter is to tell everybody how the computer course has helped me in achieving my goals. Right now I am taking a Masters course at Ottawa University where I need...

Yaquelin, iSisters student

“Cornerstone offers a variety of programs and services that we hope one day will enable women to move out of the shelter with a tool box full of skills.  One of these programs is...

Transition worker, Cornerstone

Our Partners

We design and deliver community-based technology learning programs in partnership with the following community organizations that support women in need.

  • Accenture
  • The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre
  • City of Ottawa
  • Cornerstone
  • Dress for Success
  • Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO)
  • Invest Ottawa
  • Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC)
  • Operation Come Home
  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)
  • St. Joe’s Women’s Centre
  • Tewegan Transition House for Aboriginal Women
  • Youville Centre