Uplift Program - Reskilling for Jobs of the Future

About the Program

Uplift – Women in Specialized Technology Reskilling Training Program in Eastern Ontario Registration is Open – APPLY NOW!

The YWCA Canada’s Uplift Program provides women and non-binary people the opportunity to enhance and acquire skills and knowledge to enter the information and cybersecurity field through certification training with a provincially recognized educational institution and supports related to job development and pre-employment skills. Training fees for participants are covered by FedDev Ontario. The YWCA Canada Uplift staff will assist program participants to achieve better employment and navigate traditionally male-dominated workplaces.




Eligibility Criteria

  • Women (cisgender or transgender) or non-binary
  • Bachelor’s Degree, diploma, or relevant experience
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in Ottawa, Peterborough, Kingston, Cornwall
  • Canadian Language Benchmark levels 7-8
  • Must have IT, Science, Engineering, Criminology, Psychology, Business, HR, or Finance background or transferable skills/work experience
  • Able to commit to a part-time 18-week training program, May to September, 10 hours a week; program will require participants to complete the 5 core and 3 elective specialty curated courses
  • Personal laptop (referrals for loan available)


Benefits and Gains

  • You will obtain an Information and Cyber Security Management Advanced Certificate, from The University of Ottawa – Professional Development Institute
  • Instructors include industry experts with application and implementation experience
  • Become familiar with the technical core competencies that cybersecurity employers are looking for in employees to fast-track employment
  • Essential skills training for employment and job-readiness
  • Develop an understanding of employer expectations and labour market trends in cybersecurity
  • Hands-on experience with real work projects
  • Improved earning potential


For more information, please contact the Uplift Program Team Staff at:


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Training Schedule

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University of Ottawa – Professional Development Institute: Information and Cyber Security Management Advanced Certificate (Online/18 weeks):

Two different daily training schedules available:

May 30, 2022, to September 19, 2022, Monday and Wednesday

May 31, 2022, to September 15, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday

28 half-day online sessions from 9:00a.m. to 12p.m.

Additional 4 hours a week – dates and time to be announced


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