Delivery Model

We design and deliver community-based technology learning programs in partnership with community organizations that support women in need. Through technology awareness, mentoring and coaching we aim to increase earning potential and economic independence for women in need.

Our learning programs are aligned to ISTE NETS (International Society of Technology in Education National Education Technology Standards) and the Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills 2000+.

The community-based programs have three phases:

  1. Design program and acquire resources (hardware and program funding).
  2. Implement the program.
  3. Support sustainability with the program partner.

The goal of iSisters’ programs is to be self-sustaining so that the partner agency is able to operate the learning program independently two to three years after beginning phase one.

Through corporate and community partnerships, iSisters is able to provide the program, including desktop or laptop computer labs and on-site teaching, at no charge to the partner or learners.

“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

“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

“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