WSC is pleased to announce that the Ontario Trillium Foundation – Resilient Communities Fund has provided funding that will allow us to pilot the development of a new Community Worker development program.

Through this fund, WSC was able to recover from impacts of Covid-19 by rebuilding capacity and delivering programs and services in innovative ways that helps community to adapt to the new post-pandemic reality.

The new program allow WSC and program graduates to serve their community more effectively:

  • A hybrid course delivery format allows WSC to serve a broader community including Peel and York Regions
  • A new and much needed program Community Service Worker will help many WSC clients secure careers or become effective volunteers in the non-profit sector.
  • The hands-on experiential learning format is a proven success, students were able to successfully plan and deliver 3 projects at area Senior’s residences:
    • Janet Magee Manor – Cooking Demo
    • Montgomery Place – Board Games; Afternoon tea

These events helped bring communities together after Covid-19 isolation. Many participants stated that these kinds of services are the most needed while undergoing post-pandemic recovery and managing inflationary economic realities.