Step Ahead

Step Ahead

Supporting Women On Their Path to Employment and Economic Stability.

Step Ahead is a sixteen-week employment program for women connected to Income Assistance who want to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Eligibility: Women who are 19 or older, currently receiving income assistance and are willing and able to return to work.

Location: YWCA Halifax – 358 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield

Program Dates: Ongoing

Program Outline:

Phase One: Four weeks of programming provides women with tools to succeed in the workplace. The workshops cover communication styles, teamwork, resume/cover letter/interview skills, how to navigate workplace situations, self-motivation, leadership, decision making and problem-solving through self-confidence and personal management skills.

Phase Two: A four-week volunteer placement integrated with workshops to support navigating the transition into the workplace. Peer-driven activities provide space for problem-solving and shared learning.

Phase Three: A paid eight-week work experience.

To apply or for more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at