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Tuesday, January 29 • 11:00 - 12:15
215-5: (Carousels) The Begin Again Group: Empowering Refugee Women Through Microenterprise

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The Begin Again Group represents a new beginning for both the eight participants and the recycled rubber used to fabricate unique purses. The BAG project was made possible by leveraging the talents and resilience of refugee women in combination with the enthusiasm of an artist-mentor, contributions from community partners, and the creative vision and co-ordination provided by KEYS staff.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Designing a creative model to better serve multi-barriers clients
  • Building up the resilience of vulnerable clients
  • Addressing psychosocial barriers to employment of refugee women

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Wessam Ayad

Senior Newcomer Women's Mentoring Co-ordinator, KEYS Job Centre
Wessam Ayad is the Senior Newcomer Women's Mentoring Co-ordinator at KEYS Job Centre. Wessam believes strongly in the talents, creativity and persistence of newcomer women and how they can contribute enormously to the Canadian economy.
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Madeleine Nerenberg

Newcomer Services Manager, KEYS Job Centre
Madeleine Nerenberg is the Manager responsible for newcomer services at KEYS Job Centre, overseeing creative and culturally-competent and solution-focused employment, language and (re)settlement services for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers.


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215

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