Ottawa Women's Training and Employment Network

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Ottawa Women's Training and Employment Network
TypeWomen's Organization based in Canada
Legal statusactive
Purposeadvocate and public voice, educator and network
HeadquartersOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Region served
Official language
English, French

Ottawa Women's Training and Employment Network (OWTEN) is a long-standing group that has provided information, advice and advocacy on training, education and employment programs for women in Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) for over 11 years. The profile of their members is diverse, although there are mostly women involved in the program management and front line delivery and administration of career/employment counseling, language, employment preparation, and job skills training programs. Workplace origins of the members include the city of Ottawa, Ontario Ministry of Apprenticeship, Algonquin College, La Cite Collegial, Bradson's Health Care, Vanier Community Centre, The Career Station, Nortel Networks, Tecsult, Algonquin Management Centre, Rainbow Training Centre, Status of Women Canada, Malkam, and several members from the community at large.


The mission of OWTEN is

to ensure women in Ottawa have appropriate access to publicly funded employment counseling, training and jobs so that they may become skilled, and permanent contributors to our economy and economically independent as desired," and their goals are "to contribute to positive changes in policy and program delivery of publicly funded initiatives to ensure that relevant employment–directed training is accessible to all women in Ottawa by communicating amongst all stakeholders. To track progress of training and employment initiatives and bring common issues collectively through proper channels.[This quote needs a citation]

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