OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT
Helping women achieve success by offering support, resources, information, and practical tools.
MISSION - Innovative groups for socially and economically disadvantaged women
Opportunity For Advancement (OFA) works with women in disadvantaged life situations. While poverty is an issue for almost all the women, other factors create additional barriers to well-being and equal participation in society. These include being a sole-support parent, being an immigrant or woman of colour, being disabled or chronically ill, or having experienced violence. The women we serve come to OFA from all cultures and with a wide diversity of history, experience and skill. They come to OFA open to an opportunity to learn to identify the things they do well and to learn to take the steps they need to begin to achieve a better life for themselves and their families. They overcome tremendous obstacles often simply by being able to get to the program each day. Their strength and courage is a powerful reinforcement to other women struggling to find a way out of poverty, lack of access to resources, illness and fear of the future.
PHILOSOPHY - Assistance and support for women who want to change their lives
GROUP WORK - A feminist model of counselling
BRIEF HISTORY - Established in 1973
OUR BOARD - Helping guide our mission
EMPOWERING WOMEN ACROSS ALL WALKS OF LIFE.