The West Central Women's Resource Centre exists to empower women to help themselves, their families and their community to safer, healthier lifestyles. Our home is the diverse West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. Our shared vision is for a healthy, sustainable, equitable, just and peaceful community where women’s knowledge and experience is valued and respected. Our vision includes women having hope and strength while living out equal social, economic and political rights.
Happy Sprouts Childminding Service is a social enterprise run by the West Central Women's Resource Centre. Our goal is to support women living in the inner city who face barriers to employment to become more independent, empowered and engaged in thier community and the local economy.
How We Work:
Happy Sprouts Childminders have completed several hours of training which covers childhood development theory, play based learning, soft skills development, First Aid and CPR and more. The training is provided in a supportive learning environment with wrap-around supports to ensure it is accessible and that the childminders have the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.
After the training, the women work with WCWRC as Childminders for up to 12 months. They provide quality childcare that is interactive and fun while always ensuring the children's safety.
Throughout their 12 month contact, childminders receive one-to-one support from the Employment and Education Coordinator. This includes goal setting, resume writing, interview preperation, developing job seach skills and addressing barriers they may face (childare, English skills, etc).
Happy Sprouts Childminding Service began in 2007 as the Childminding Program of the West Central Women's Resource Centre. Since then, we have trained over 200 women to provide short-term, quality childcare and created employment opportunities to women living in Winnipeg's Inner City.
We are committed to providing high quality casual childcare for organizations, businesses and daycares while creating employment and training oppourtunities to women living in the inner city.