WoodGreen Community Services receives $1 million grant from The TD Ready Challenge!
We are thrilled to announce that WoodGreen Community Services has been named one of the ten winners of the inaugural 2018 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group!
“WoodGreen Community Services has brought forward a creative and scalable solution to help address the uncertainty associated with technological acceleration and the future of work,” said Andrea Barrack, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group. “Being a winner of the TD Ready Challenge is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators, as well as their dedication to opening doors to a more inclusive and financially secure tomorrow.”
“WoodGreen is thrilled to have been selected as a winner of the TD Ready Challenge!” said Teresa Vasilopoulos, Executive Director of The WoodGreen Foundation. “By bringing together 4 of WoodGreen’s most successful and innovative service offerings, TD’s Accelerating Possibilities by WoodGreen: Creating Sustainable Pathways to Success in a Changing Landscape program will fast-track participants to greater financial stability and sustainable employment, positioning them to thrive in the future.”
TD’s Accelerating Possibilities by WoodGreen: Creating Sustainable Pathways to Success in a Changing Landscape is a multi-faceted initiative to decrease income volatility and optimize employment for mid-career workers.
It brings together and scales four of WoodGreen’s most successful advancement programs: Homeward Bound Transitions to Success; Financial Empowerment; Workforce Development; and Newcomer Services. Aided by technology and leveraging wrap-around supports in four streams — Super Job Seeker; Entrepreneurship; College Ready; and Internationally Trained Workers — it will position participants for financial stability and sustainable employment in a rapidly changing labour market.
Congratulations to all 10 North American winners!
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