PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CAWA provides a selection of projects and educational sessions that equip Arab women with the needed knowledge and necessary skills for their professional development, especially in the Canadian workforce and market. Many Arab women struggle to find employment in Canada and there are very few programs that teach essential skills that are effective, barrier-free, and culturally sensitive. 

As a local organization, CAWA is also dedicated to supporting Arab women in their entrepreneurship endeavours as we strive to support female innovation and success. We host informational workshops about financial literacy. We invite successful models in the community to talk about their experiences, and discuss topics like employment, computer skills, banking, financial literacy, and other matters integral to launching local projects. 

 

WorkPro (happening now)

Employment 101 sessions hosted entirely in Arabic by career coach Sarah Dodeen. Intended to encourage the successful initiation of the professional careers of Arab women in Canada.

Computer Classes

Weekly classes for those with a beginner or intermediate skill level hosted by volunteer Arwa Faroun, focused on key computer skills and basic software.

Small Business Advisory 

Sessions hosted by local small business owners regarding starting a small business in the Region.Ksenia Zverew, a Small Business Advisor with the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, about starting a small business. 

Starting a Small Business in Waterloo Region

Lecture hosted by small business owner Arwa Faroun discussing her experience starting clothing company Jiddin.   

Keys to Success

Sessions hosted by engineers Hanan Awaad and Safa Qoussini providing insight and encouragement regarding professional success.