Championing Women's Progress for More Than Five Decades

A Future of Equality and Opportunity for All Women

Our organization is guided by a vision where economic and social equality knows no bounds, and all women stand on an equal footing, free to pursue their dreams unencumbered. We have been committed to these core principles since our inception, and they continue to drive every facet of our work.

Our Mission
Times Change helps empower unemployed women find sustainable and meaningful employed to support themselves and their families.
 
Our Vision

Times Change strives for the economic and social equality of all women.​

We believe every woman should have the opportunity to thrive in her chosen career, and we work tirelessly to break down the barriers that have historically impeded gender equality.

The Road to Empowerment

Join us on a journey through the remarkable milestones we've celebrated over the years.

2022

Times Change received a Bhayana Family Foundation Award for ‘Team Leadership’ for its commitment to success as a Collective in the aftermath of COVID-19.

2020-21

At the onset of the pandemic, Times Change pivoted its services online and focused on helping clients with immediate needs. Thanks to United Way, Times Change launched a new service for clients in need of laptops at home, and immediate access to services called ‘Caring Calls’ and the ‘Tech Loan’ program

2017-18

Times Change is part of a pilot project with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), an important program that helps immigrant professionals establish a professional network through mentorship in Canada.Times Change embarks on an office move to an even more accessible location in the heart of downtown Toronto

2016-17

New career workshops are launched thanks to funding from the Employment Ontario Youth Job Link program, the United Way Toronto and York Region’s Women Gaining Ground.Times Change has significant success with its fundraising event Power of 100 Campaign.

2014

Times Change celebrates "40 Years of Inspiring Women" in partnership with the SHAMBA Foundation.

2009

Employment Ontario contract is extended to 2010, and a new full-time position for an Employment Counsellor is created to process Second Career and Ontario Skills Development funding applications.

2003

Funding from the Trillium Foundation helps Times Change to renovate and grow, adding a new group workshop room and additional office space.

1994

Core funding from the Ontario Women's Directorate is established, and the Career Planning Workbook for Women and Leader's Guide are officially launched.

1983

Receives a grant from the Atkinson Foundation and support from Great Northern Apparel Inc., The Bronfman Foundation, The F.W. Morrow Foundation, and corporate donations.

2021-22

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Times Change continued to seek out partnerships that align with its remote work. Times Change partnerships expanded to include Palette Skills and Canada Learning Code, and a new opportunity for mentorships with Dell Canada.

2018-19

The Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) hosted a successful pilot workshop at Times Change. New partnerships also include information sessions held by the YWCA and resume workshops co-organized with Victim Services Toronto.

2017

Times Change launches the Career Advancement and Mentorship Program (CAMP), a career workshop for women looking to transition from precarious work to more stable employment.

2015-16

A three-year strategic plan is formulated Times Change partners with Sage 50

2010

Through the Employment Service Delivery Model of Employment Ontario, Times Change starts the process of implementing new programs and improvements to better serve clients.

2006

Received an extended contract from Service Canada/Employment Ontario from 2006 to 2009 to ensure continuity of service and negotiated a three-year contract with United Way Toronto.

1995

With additional funding from United Way, Times Change hires a staff member to assist clients with updating their computer skills.

1987

Times Change becomes a member of United Way of Greater Toronto, receiving funding to operate and staff the Access Centre and provide Educational Counselling.

1974

Times Change Women's Employment Service opens with funding from Canada Employment and Immigration, Outreach Program.
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