News & Events

Accenture Grants $5,000 to iSisters for the 2014 Career Connections Program at NROCRC

We are pleased to announce that Accenture, our long-time corporate supporter, has granted iSisters $5,000 in support of the new Career Connections program with our program partner, NROCRC, (Nepean Rideau Osgoode Community Resource Centre). As part of their Skills to Succeed Program,  Accenture continues to work with strategic partners like iSisters, to equip women with the skills […]

Community Foundation of Ottawa CEO Barbara McInnes Honoured at City Hall

iSisters founder Cathy Lewis, and Executive Director, Linda Milton Perreault were at City Hall last night among 300 others to celebrate Community Foundation of Ottawa’s CEO, Barbara McInnes’ retirement. After heading the foundation for 22 years, Ms. McInnes is stepping down.  It was a wonderful event celebrating her leadership and commitment to philanthropy. The Community […]

Leacross President Visits iSisters’s Newest Partner

Roslyn Bern, President, Leacross Foundation visited iSisters’s newest partner, the Bethany Hope Centre for Young Parent Families and saw first-hand how our students are progressing in our our newest program, Technology Mentoring for Young At-Risk Mothers.

New President & CEO for the Community Foundation of Ottawa

The Community Foundation of Ottawa’s Board of Governors today announced the appointment of Marco Pagani as the Foundation’s new President & CEO. Mr. Pagani will replace long-time leader Barbara McInnes on January 6, 2014. iSisters wishes to thank Ms. McInnes for her dedication to the organization and the significant contribution she has made to the community […]

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“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

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

“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