Taken from EDC’s website:
In keeping with this year’s campaign theme, we’re holding a crowd-funding campaign for a charity in EDC’s backyard.
World Skills Employment Centre is on Argyle Street, just blocks away from our head office. Founded twenty years ago, they help refugees and internationally trained professionals integrate into the local labour market.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to help 50 newcomers receive language training, cultural competency building, and job search support.
Today, October 18, 2017 we were invited to Export Development Canada | Exportation et développement Canada – EDC for a Lunch at Learn event.
Thank you very much to EDC for choosing World Skills as a recipient of a crowdfunding campaign “In your Backyard” within their Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign for 2017.
This was a great opportunity to talk with EDC staff and executives about the work that we do to help newcomers to Canada find commensurate employment. Special thanks to Cressida Barnabe, Janemary Banigan and Katarzyna Pipin for organizing the event and to Thuy Le for sharing her experience as a new Canadian who, with the support of World Skills, was able to secure a job at EDC.
Thanks again to EDC. We wish you a successful campaign and we look forward to our continued partnership!
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