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Take a Step

Bridging the Gapprovides a safe, caring environment for women, offering support on the way to entering or re-entering the workforce. The program supports women who have experienced abuse & are seeking to (re-)enter the workforce.   

Through our 14-week program, our staff will walk alongside participants to develop new skills and tools to gain independence, address the impacts of their abuse and grow their self-confidence. 

The program typically runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Program intake happens in September, and November, keep your eye out for upcoming intake details.

Through the 14 weeks, you will gain: 

An Understanding of YouYour Skills, Interests, Abilities, and Values 

Mindfulness Training for Self-care | Skills for Finding and Keeping a Job 

Skills Training through UFV to Open New Opportunities | Career Possibilities 

Personal Growth and Healing Workshops include: 

Setting Boundaries  |  Building Healthy Relationships  |  Problem-Solving 

Effective Communication  |  Self-Esteem  |  Addiction Awareness 

Understanding Anger & Conflict |  Positive Attitudes & Behaviors  

Budgeting Skills|Goal Setting 

Supports While You are in the Program: 

Training Allowance  |  Child Care Top-up  |  Transportation  |   Clothing 

Personal Coaching |Referrals for Free 1-on-1 Counselling 

In partnership with SARA for Women, Sardis Doorway, and Wilma’s Transition Society
With the support of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce

Agora Employment Essentials - Bridging the Gap

The Bridging the Gap program is currently not accepting applications. 


T: 604-859-6790 (Abbotsford)
T: 604-402-9108 (Chilliwack)