Step Ahead

Step Ahead

Supporting Women On Their Path to Employment and Economic Stability.

Step Ahead is a nineteen-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: Six 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 five-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, please fill out this form or you can download and print the form below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Program Coordinator at