Latifa comes from Morocco, where she was an esthetician. She also studied hairdressing and pastry-making. Today, she is a Renaissance participant, working as a sales clerk–sorter–cashier. "When I began looking for work, I had interviews, but no one gave me a chance, because of my veil or my English. I was advised to come see Renaissance. I'm happy with my work. I'm getting training, I'm being paid, and I'm in contact with people and clients, and that helps me improve my French. All of this is good for me, for my morale." Latifa would like to pursue her dream of working in a pastry shop, once she has finished the Renaissance program.
RENAISSANCE, a social economy enterprise serving the community
Renaissance is a non-profit organization offering persons from 18 to 60 years of age, who are having difficulty gaining access to the labour market, a training program combined with paid work experience. For a period of 26 weeks, such persons can acquire professional experience in the Fripe-Prix network of stores, in sectors such as retail sales, maintenance, materials handling and bookkeeping.
We are sorry, this video is only available in french.In this way, Renaissance provides for the training and coaching needs of persons having difficulty accessing the labour market. By gaining professional skills, such individuals can increase their opportunities for finding suitable employment and improving their living situation.
Thanks to your purchase of items in the Fripe-Prix stores and your donations of clothing and other small articles, Renaissance is able to pursue its mission. In addition to helping preserve the environment, you are supporting Renaissance's social and professional integration program, a concrete solution to the problem of poverty and exclusion.
1. An organization that facilitates social and professional integration ;
2. A network of permanent Donation Centres ;
3. A network of Fripe-Prix Stores, giving new life to your clothing, accessories and various other items.