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.

PROGRAM START DATE: October 24, 2023

• 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 a background, transferable skills, or work experience in the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Project Management, Business Administration, Financial Management, or Human Resources

• Able to commit to a part-time 17-week synchronous training program; classes are scheduled twice per week from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.

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:


(Photo by Andrey Popov on Shutterstock)

Download the Flyer

Training Schedule

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash

University of Ottawa – Professional Development Institute, Information and Cyber Security Management Advanced Certificate

Online/ 17 weeks

Two different half-day online training schedules from 9:00a.m. to 12p.m. available:

October 24, 2023, to February 29, 2024, Tuesday and Thursday

October 25, 2023, to March 1, 2024, Wednesday and Friday

Additional Extracurricular up to 4 Hours a week – dates and time to be announced


(Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash)

Media Engagement