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    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities


    Staff work hard and care very much for the clients and the work. Limitations imposed by funders.

    Youth Facilitator/Project Assistant (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsWomen and immigrant positive atmosphere. No negative male-dominated office culture. Small enough to know all staff and maintain friendly acquaintances. The staff are committed to supporting women, immigrants, and visible minorities succeed despite declining support from funders and community. Front-line work with clients is very fulfilling and meaningful. New office is a great space. Programming is effective and good for the community.

    ConsNo benefits. Wage freeze. Fixed one-year contracts and staff turnover. Disconnect between Board's direction and the work of Staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget the importance of staff and agency morale in the day to day work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities


    Great front line staff and services, but management could use some improvements.

    Employment Specialist (Former Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe staff are absolutely dedicated to delivering the agency's programs. The services are invaluable to immigrant women and most of all are free!

    ConsThe Management team is not responsive to the needs of the staff. The Board also seem complicit to the low morale and the high turnover rate of staff.

    Annual contracts - must re-apply for your job each year and be on a 3 month probation each time. No pay raises, health benefits or employee retirement fund.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the diversity of values, opinions, and input provided by your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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