For the past 27 years, Waska has been operated mostly by volunteer workers. Some were paid by contract but for a very short period of time. The organization now engages in a major structural reform and prepares to hire four employees: three full-time and one part-time jobs will thus be created.
Aside from the job creation, Waska’s relaunch business plan includes the opening of a new office somewhere in Quebec City’s west end (boroughs of Haute-St. Charles, des Rivières and St. Foy-Sillery).
Waska continues to provide the same good services: empowerment workshops, learning workshops (computer learning and business language), office software technical support, web 2.0 conception and management, community dialogue, and the cybercafé. The new social economy business will revive its Theatre on Video (1983 to 1995) and add the new technical support service for computer repair and maintenance.
What makes Waska different is its welcoming atmosphere, its unique traditions and the way its office is decorated. Also, a major part of it is the social network of friends and mutual help that contributes to increase the positive thinking of Quebec City’s people in need, help them regain dignity, empower them so they can become a pillar of the community.
You can read a summary of Waska’s relaunch business plan (in French only for now) at http://waska.communautequebec.org/planderelance.html. You can also express your support to the cause by becoming a fan of Waska’s page on Facebook.
Waska will submit the plan to the CLD towards the end of August or the beginning of September. Your support is welcome! Write to us at email@example.com or phone us at (418) 407-3230.