We are extremely happy to be able to count on the support of Sun Life to breathe life into our Passport to employment. It is a crucial component of YWCA Montreal’s Plan for the Future. In fact, Sun Life is donating $150,000 over five years, all of it going towards the different employability programs, helping to make them even more relevant in a job market that currently finds itself in a state of total upheaval.
Also, in addition to their financial contribution, Sun Life has committed itself even further, creating a bridge between the company and current YWCA employability program participants. In fact, members of Sun Life’s human resources team will be meeting with participants regularly to inform them of available employment opportunities within the organization and to make it easier for them to access job interviews.
The benefit is threefold
Thanks to this added engagement, the company has the opportunity to fill positions essential to meeting the needs of its clients, our employability programs fulfil their mandate of placing women in employment, and last but not least, our participants have the opportunity to join the ranks of people working for a leading employer that offers opportunities for advancement as well as a rewarding career.
“The YWCA Montreal Passport to employment is a program with significant social and economic benefits. It provides a long-term solution to labour shortages and precarious employment, an issue faced by many women. At a time when they have been severely affected by job losses resulting from the pandemic, the support it provides will have a significant impact by making it possible for hundreds of women to access well-paying jobs. We are very proud to contribute to the program,” states Robert Dumas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Quebec.