Talent City Vaughan Grant Recipient Profile – Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women

Talent City Vaughan is a first-of-its-kind municipal workforce development initiative that supports purpose-driven training initiatives across Vaughan. The 2023 cohort of grant recipients offered a host of in-demand training programs for Vaughan residents and employees of Vaughan-based businesses – like Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women’s RivInt Interpreter program!

Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women (ehcw) is a twice-accredited, charitable non-profit organization established in 1992 to empower immigrants through advocacy and services focused on promoting healthy families, community relationships, and economic self-sufficiency. ehcw meets the growing needs of culturally diversified communities through its leadership in innovative and collaborative programs.

RivInt Interpretation and Translation Services is an award-winning social enterprise operated by ehcw, that has been providing outstanding language services since January 2001. This program offers language and interpretation training to volunteers and staff who are fluent in languages other than English. Talent City Vaughan funding will be used to train staff and volunteers at Hospice Vaughan to help individuals and their families who access services as they journey through a life-limiting illness, with language needs.

Interpreter training will give the opportunity for Vaughan participants to expand their language services and generate income for themselves by registering with language service agencies as trained interpreters. This training creates employment opportunities for people who specifically live or work in Vaughan. Training will be provided to individuals to gain the necessary knowledge to work as an interpreter in the business, healthcare, legal, and medical sectors.

Are you a non-profit organization that offers upskilling or reskilling training? You can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to run training programs for Vaughan residents or employees of Vaughan-based businesses. To learn more about Talent City Vaughan click the button below!