Career Services

YW’s Career Services | YW Thrift Boutique is a YW Kitchener-Waterloo career development program and social enterprise. Finding strength in the face of difficultly takes courage and ambition. We see the potential in people and support women and gender-diverse people to build their future with skills building through employment and entrepreneurial training.  

Yw's integrated holistic career services (IHCS)

IHCS programs, the YW’s career services operate within the YW Thrift Boutique, our bricks and clicks social enterpriseWe provide coaching and guidance, to build self-confidence and increase capacity to manage one’s career. Our programs help local women and gender diverse people find their next opportunity and remove barriers to economic security.  


YW Thrift Boutique is a bricks & clicks social enterprise that sells new and used home decor, books, clothing and fashion accessories. Our bricks and mortar store, YW Thrift Boutique, is located at 102 King Street West, in Kitchener, Ontario. One hundred percent of proceeds from sales in our store goes directly back into supporting women, gender diverse people and girls in our community.  


For IHCS Programs:

Heather Cowan, Manager of Career Services and operations of IHCS programs & YW Thrift Boutique              (519) 576 8856  (ext 140)                                                        ihcs@ywkw.ca

For YW Thrift Boutique:

(226) 751-6898                                                   thrift@ywkw.ca

For IHCS Programs: 

(226) 751-6898                                                      ihcs@ywkw.ca

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