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The Redwood's core services include a 35-bed emergency shelter, 24/7 access to counsellors through text, live chat and telephone crisis lines, employment initiatives to help survivors become economically self-sufficient, and anti-violence intervention and prevention counselling that Redwood caseworkers bring directly to survivors living in neighbourhoods all over the GTA. The Redwood's Women in Trades and Technology HVAC program is a tuition-free program. The Redwood will cover training-related costs, such as tuition, required textbooks, and required course materials. Participants are also eligible to receive additional financial supports, including support with grocery, childcare and transportation.
HVAC Program: supports women, 2-spirit, non-binary, and trans people who have been affected by gender-based violence to pursue training and a career in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry.
Communities they serve:
Trans and two-spirited
Gender diverse individuals who are disproportionately impacted by gender-based violence
Women and children
ADMISSION: Free. The Redwood's Women in Trades and Technology program is a tuition-free program. The Redwood will cover training-related costs, such as tuition, required textbooks, and required course materials. Participants are also eligible to receive additional financial supports, including support with grocery, childcare and transportation.
PROGRAM TYPE: Community Based
REGISTRATION PROCESS: Call 1-888-777-4982
INTAKE: Cohorts can start at either Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer and both online and in person
ELIGIBILITY: Women, trans, and non-binary survivors of abuse, able to work and study in Canada, able to attend training both online and in person
1300 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Y7
"I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Redwood's Women in Trades/HVAC Staffing program. It has been a truly unique experience. I knew that I was interested in the trades but I had no way to access the training or education needed to advance in the field. As a full-time single mother, being able to attend school part-time with not only the cost of the course being covered but the books, materials, and transportation has been amazing. Also feeling supported by the staff has made a very positive impact in my life. I’m thankful for this opportunity and look forward to what my future holds." - - Myriam, The Redwood WITT/HVAC Staffing program participant