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.