Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) is honoured to have been selected as an exemplary organization among Ontario agencies providing settlement services. Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) selected the Working Women to present the agency’s innovative settlement service approach as a model for community engagement. The objective of the plenary session was to examine the benefits of a holistic service model and the associated implications.
The presentations continued when Working Women was selected for a visit from Mrs. Gertrude Nunoo, deputy director with ProLink, a non-profit communtiy-based agency in Ghana that works to empower disadvantaged women. The visit was coordinated by Annie Kashamura Zawadi with Canadian Crossroads International.
WWCC was also honoured to host a delegation, referred to us by the City of Toronto, from Aruba with their minister of economic affairs and culture, Michelle Hooyboer-Winklaar,and deputy council general of the Netherlands, Arie Cornelis Plieger.
Both these delegations came to learn about WWCC’s holistic approach to settlement services and specifically services and programs for women.. All were impressed with the extent the agency accomplishes despite the limited resources. “It is inspiring,” said Mrs Nunoo, ” if you can do as much as you do then there is hope for us to implement a similar structure back in Ghana.”
Photo from left to right: Amy Dagbey, WWCC councillor; Marcie Ponte, WWCC executive director; Dr. Gertrude Nunoo, deputy director of Prolink; Annie Kashamura Zawadi, Canadian Crossroads International