About the Project

The Ann Terry Project, named in honour of the late Ann Terry Mac Lellan, a renowned broadcaster and Devco official, has been successfully providing a wide range of specialized career development and employment counselling services for women and helped thousands of women find work since opening our doors in 1986. The Project is funded by Labour and Advanced Education through Island Employment.

The Ann Terry Project is unique in that it provides specialized, women centered career development services for women who face multiple, often complex barriers to employment when they try to gain equal access to full time work with equal pay. Being women centered allows the service to focus specifically on women’s needs and develop programs and services that will increase women’s self esteem and support them to be independent and have control over their lives and their learning activities.

The objective of The Project is to assist unemployed women to prepare for, obtain and find employment. The Ann Terry Project provides a wide variety of career development and employment counselling to assist women to establish a realistic employment goal and develop a return to work action plan to reach that goal. Services related to Career Exploration and Decision Making, Skills Development and Training, Job Search, and Employment Maintenance include individual counselling, intake and referral, needs assessment, and development of an employment action plan, career counselling, employment counselling, case management services, specialized workshops, Portfolio Development Programs, Margie’s Closet and a full time Job Search Centre. (see services for more information)

The Ann Terry Project staff includes our Executive Director, Ann Mc Phee, Case Managers, Jessica Robertson and Joslynn White, and our Information and Technology Specialist Joannah MacDonald. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and we are currently at our new central location at 500 George Street in Sydney on the main bus route. We are also wheelchair accessible. Don't forget to check out our active facebook page!



My experience was wonderful. I had previously went to the government run Student Employment Center in my city, and felt that I was just another number in a database looking for work. They were never helpful in my job search. The Ann Terry Project was the polar opposite. They made me feel welcome and that they were genuinely invested in assisting me in my job search. I recommended their services to a number of my friends. The counselors were incredibly knowledgeable and they have created a very calm and welcoming, as well as fun atmosphere which made my visits quite enjoyable.

I think the whole atmosphere here is …one of welcome and of security and of … being able to say whatever it is you need to say, here is my challenge and knowing as a woman that’s going to be understood and it’s not going to be judged …women understand that and those challenges.

OUR LOCATION The location of the office has changed over the years as has the faces of the staff who provide the services and the dedicated volunteers who continue to sponsor this Project for women in our community. What doesn’t change is the Ann Terry Society’s commitment to provide specialized women centered career development and counselling services for women.