In the face of COVID-19 pandemic, ehcw continues to prioritize the welfare of clients and community members.

As COVID-19 has disrupted the way we do things., the staff and management of ehcw have been proactive in adapting, providing strategic and innovative solutions in these unusual times.

ehcw has implemented the following to support community members and do our part in reducing the risk of spreading the virus:

  • As the rate of domestic violence rises at this time, ehcw continues to collaborate with lawyers providing pro bono virtual services to clients seeking legal support and information during this period;
  • Staff continue to work from home and engaged with clients providing online support and virtual counselling via phone calls, emails and video conferencing (Zoom);
  • Staff is assisting with the virtual completion of the E.I. and CERB applications;
  • To support mental and physical health well-being of community members, ehcw is engaging Seniors through video conferencing in one-hour daily exercise, dance and yoga classes via Zoom.
  • Seniors are enjoying these routines with their spouses joining them to be part of these sessions;
    Seniors are being assisted to learn the use of technology which they find is most invaluable at this
    time and in the future;
  • ehcw works from office on a need basis. ehcw continues to engage in the distribution of food,
    personal care items, diapers, washable masks, baby food and cereal to community members;
  • Staff and volunteers of ehcw, led by the Executive Director, have been delivering basic necessities to the most vulnerable families and seniors who have no means of getting out, while respecting
    social distancing;
  • ehcw conducts daily virtual staff meetings to share updates, review emerging issues and seek
    creative ways for clients to access urgent resources;
  • ehcw is reaching out in the communities requesting donations of food, baby food/cereal, diapers,
    sanitizers and personal care items. These items are ongoing needs for mothers out of job;
  • Donations can also be made through Canada Help by visiting

For various programs and services contact:

General office enquiries:;

Settlement Services for newcomers and support with applications:

Domestic abuse and counselling, support for youth, women and families:

Senior’s Programs and virtual exercise for seniors:;

To contact the Executive Director:;

Our Past Events

There’s always something happening at EHCW. From our annual fundraisers and AGM meetings to fun holiday festivals, you can see how busy we and our clients are throughout the year.

RivInt Interpretation and Translation Services

RivInt Interpretation and Translation Services has trained newcomers and new immigrants to be professional interpreters with language skills. Since 2000k it has grown to cater to the needs of clients from many fields, to adjust to the fast-growing demands of globalization and multicultural interactions.


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Help us continue to make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Newcomer and Immigrant Women, Seniors, and their Families

The Elspeth Heyworth Centre for women relies on donations and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and events to continue to make a difference in our community.

By supporting the Centre you help provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space where newcomer and immigrant women, seniors and youth can access counselling, support, and skills development programs on a daily basis.

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(416) 663-2978


2350 Finch Ave W, Unit D Toronto, Ontario M9M 2C7


2350 Finch Ave W, Unit D, Toronto ON
(416) 663-2978
133 Fieldstone Drive Woodbridge L4L 0A1
(905) 747-1515