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 who are 18-39.

In this interactive program, participants delve into dealing with and successfully improving their self-worth, self-esteem, leadership skills, reducing self-doubt while building resilience and making wiser decisions. Our program also covers areas such as financial wellness, fitness and overall health and well being. 


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. 

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).

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