Our experienced Settlement team assists Newcomers to Canada with settlement planning, government applications, information and orientation services, referrals, and supportive counselling. We offer services in English , Arabic, Twi and Tigrinya at our North York West location.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) at Working Women Community Centre is a free home-based education program that empowers mothers with young children to connect with their communities, gain new skills and build confidence. Mothers are recognized as their children’s first and best educators, and receive training and support from other mothers to deliver a curriculum based on the needs of children to become school-ready. This program is for parents with children ages 3 to 5 years. HIPPY gives parents the opportunity to play, learn, bond and grow with their children.
Our Women’s Support counselors provide short-term counselling and referrals for women who are experiencing physical, psychological or financial abuse. We work toward building self-esteem and social networks, developing greater independence, and helping you understand your rights in Canada. We also run a multicultural Cook and Talk support group with our Partner Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services that is located at 190 Chalkfarm Drive for women to come together for mutual support and information while they prepare traditional dishes and learn about new foods available at Canadian grocery stores.
Seniors In Cyberspace
Seniors in Cyberspace is a program designed by Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP), and focuses on matching high school youth with a senior wishing to learn computer applications and simple use. Trained by TIGP, Working Women Community Centre partners with Black Creek Community Health Centre and Westview Secondary School to recruit youth and seniors, and Seneca College’s Yorkgate Campus which provides two full computer labs with over 20 computers. The program brings youth and seniors together in a warm and friendly environment. To date, over 100 seniors and students have participated.