Programs

iSisters’ programs enhance employability skill development, provide a critical and effective stepping stone to improved quality of life, and initiate long term and high impact positive change for marginalized women.

Each program is designed in collaboration with the partner organization and customized for the specific learning needs of the students. While each program is unique, all programs aim to help women: learn about technology, explore career options, encourage life-long learning, gain self-esteem, improve earning potential and economic independence.

iSisters 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+.

 

Life Skills Foundations

This program is designed to deliver Life Skills through elementary ICT training, a key aspect to helping our learners to equip themselves for the future.

-Email, Computer basics, Social Media, Internet Safety, Financial Literacy, 21st Century Skills Assessment.

ICT Foundations

This is our core intermediate program providing instructional content and resources in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and job-related skills.

-Technology, Internet, Social Media

Career Connections

Career Connections is a new program that will connect our students, graduates and alumni with customized employment and self-employment learning opportunities, information and resources. It will expand and mature iSisters’ program offering to meet the needs of, and leverage existing resources to support the transition to work for our learners.

-Technology Training, Resume Writing, Employment Searching, Interview Techniques, Social Media, Entrepreneurship.

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iAT (Assisted Technology) – Youville Centre

We currently run our iAT (Assisted Technology) program as ongoing support for the young mothers at Youville. The goal is to aid the students with their core studies and help them to graduate high school. The focus is specifically on literacy, math, research and organization tools.

iTeachnology

(eye-teach-nology)

iTeachnology™ is an online version of our award winning Employment Support Technology Mentoring Program. It is an integral element to providing a sustainable program for our partners to administer.

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“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 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

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