Our Programs and Community Initiatives

We believe strong women equal a strong community. We empower and build collective capacity. We believe that when we invest in newcomer and refugee women and girls, we help support individuals, our community and Canadian society. Even more importantly, this investment has lasting positive effects on the next generation.

Whether it is finding a safe, affordable place to live, being admitted into a post-secondary program, progressing on their healing journey, sharing their stories to reduce domestic violence and abuse, gaining meaningful employment, or completing school, the newcomer and refugee women who come to the Centre make it happen in their own lives, on their own terms.

Why do women keep coming back to the Centre, year after year? In addition to it being a safe, non-judgmental place to access culturally appropriate support and services, EHCW enables newcomer and refugee women and their families to build strong ties with their new communities while learning new skills and enhancing existing ones.

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