Online Employment Program
Self-paced, online program, supported by a skilled facilitator
Ideal for individuals who need a flexible learning schedule
Individual coaching support included to navigate through the program successfully
Individual counselling is available
Optional complementary support group is available (offered via Zoom)
Laptops provided to those in need
“Bridges became a safe place where I could rediscover who I am and unpack the weight of stress, guilt, and anxiety my mind and body were carrying. With each week of class, I was able to reclaim my self-confidence, self-esteem, and trust my instincts to make my own decisions. Thank you Bridges for being a safe harbour for women who have been impacted by trauma.”
Keri, Bridges Employment Program Graduate
The Online Employment Program is comprised of 18 self-paced, individual modules that cover personal healing and employment readiness topics. This program is designed for women who require a flexible learning schedule and who may want more privacy in their learning journey. Each participant is supported by the program coordinator to navigate the course topics, integrate the learning and receive coaching support to successfully complete the program. Topics are similar to those offered in our Bridges Employment Program and include understanding and overcoming the impacts of trauma, creating personal safety, visioning and goal setting, self-compassion and self-care, healthy relationships, communication skills, boundaries, career research, job search skills and more.
The optional support group is specifically offered to women in this program. This group is currently offered for six weeks, one session per week via Zoom, led by a clinical counsellor. It is a safe space to build community with other women and to practice the skills learned in the online classroom.
Our programs are open to all women (transgender and cisgender), non-binary, and two-spirit people who identify as part of the women’s community.
This program is currently only being offered to women on Northern Vancouver Island in partnership with North Island Employment Foundations Society