Step Into Success (S.I.S.)

New Beginnings Support Program developed the S.I.S. program, a one-year program with a one-year follow-up post graduation, which helps our participants discover the barriers that hold them back from achieving their desired goals and works to improve their skills and abilities required to obtain them.

This program is tailored to low income, underprivileged, and vulnerable women.

In this interactive program, participants delve into dealing with and successfully improving their self-worth, self-esteem, reducing self-doubt, making smart decisions, and assertiveness. It will also cover business etiquette, job searching techniques, and a holistic approach to self-independence.

The S.I.S. program covers 2 main areas – Career Development, and Personal Development. We prepare our participants for life situations, empower them, and move them from low-income realities into independent and living wage employment. By the end of our program, each woman will have an action plan tailored to her, detailing the steps she will need to achieve her goals. Learn more about our 2 training areas below.

Empower Me - Process

The program includes identifying their skills and abilities what they need to improve and discovering the barriers that hold them back from achieving their desired goal. The program is tailored to low income underprivileged and vulnerable women.  It is an interactive program that delves into dealing with and successfully improving self-worth, self-esteem, reducing self-doubt, making wise decisions, assertiveness, business etiquette, job search techniques, and most important setting achievable goals and action planning, all while taking a holistic approach to self-independence.

By the end of the program an empowered, confident, career-oriented woman with determination, commitment and resilience will emerge. Each woman at the end of our program will have an action plan tailored to her, detailing the steps she will need to take to achieve her goals.

This program is about preparing for life situations, becoming empowered and move from low-come to self -independence with living-wage employment.

Making Your Life Work

Start Date: September 7, 2021

You can create your own destiny through hard work, persistence, and support. This is a program focusing on taking control of your life and creating your own path to success. The program uses the strength of a supportive group setting and certified life coaches and trainers to help participants transform their lives through, life reflection, self-awareness, understanding barriers that hold them back and taking positive action steps to improve their lives.

Roundtable discussions include but not limited to, letting go of the past, forgiveness, sharing experiences, learning empathy for others, developing new skills, commonality, developing new coping skills and interpreting experiences to positively benefit you. It is women supporting women, and understanding diverse populations and how to interact and effectively communicate with one another.  

Our program is a full-year commitment that allows women from low income and under-serviced communities to transform their lives. With newfound confidence and practical knowledge and skills, women are able to walk away from poverty and despair making a better life for themselves and their children.

Program Info

Career/ Professional Goal

Bridging the gap from where you are now and where you want to be. We begin with an in-depth evaluation of each woman’s education, employment and life status.

What type of person to do need to become to reach your goals? It’s important to start with the end in mind.

Part One

The focus is on building healthy self-esteem, taking control of one’s life and discovering how to achieve true success.


  • How to identify and improve upon one’s (SWOT) strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats
  • Current coping skills and levels of resilience
  • Identifying and managing barriers through trigger analysis
  • The benefits of reframing negative thoughts and beliefs about people, experiences and situations

Part Two

The focus is on building leadership and coping skills

  • Self-Management
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork
  • Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Effective Communication
  • And More…

Developing a clear plan for employment and what training is needed to implement career plan.

Assistance with job placement & internship programs.

Pre-Employment Preparation: Job interview preparation.

Resume writing & Cover Letters.

Business etiquette/code of conduct in the workplace.

Interpersonal and coping skills necessary to effectively communicate in the workplace

And more…

The financial literacy workshop series provided by Manulife Financial is designed cover the following:

  • The benefits of a bank account
  • The purpose of, how to request and improve one’s credit scores
  • How to complete a budget with strategies to reduce spending and increase income
  • How to apply for credit/improve credit
  • Steps one can take today to have a better life in the future- how to save on a budget
  • The free tools and resources to guide the process
  • Most importantly an action-oriented plan for increasing financial stability (creating emergency fund and registering for RRSP or other savings initiatives)
  • Learn to wealth building strategies and more…


Good health in the workplace is very important. A solid understanding of how to care for yourself leads to increased energy, focus and productivity and less sick days.

Panel of Health Experts:
Nutrition, Exercise, Stress management, and more…

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression!”

In this process clients will learn the importance of personal grooming and making a great first impression. The women will each get a personal outer transformation. Complete business attire will be donated to each woman by Dress For Success.

Personal Goals

Bridging the gap from where you are now and where you want to be in one year, two and five years.

Participants will learn to create short and long-term goals and develop an incremental blueprint to get them there step by step.

Transforming into a self-confident, self-sufficient woman who is capable of taking care of herself and her family.

Learn interpersonal coping skills necessary to function in their own families and communities.

  • Who am I – Discovery Process
  • Building self-confidence
  • Address Barriers & implement solutions
  • Assertiveness training & anger management

Here they create a vision board of their true self

Creating a Work-Life balance.

  • Learn how to become self-sufficient.
  • Learn to save on a limited income.
  • Learning how to budget.
  • Improve credit rating.
  • Create emergency funds.
  • Financial coaching.

When you feel better, you do better it’s that simple! When you take good care of yourself you will find that you are able to cope better with life situations.

Be A Healthier You!

Image Makeover
Importance of personal appearance, hygiene and grooming practices.

What Will Be Done

The professional stylist will show you how to still look and feel great even outside the office.
Casual attire will be donated to each woman (while supplies last).