Empowering immigrant and newcomer women, seniors and families through advocacy and services focused on promoting healthy families, community relationships and economic self-sufficiency.
At the Centre, we support immigrant and newcomer women, seniors and families by:
- working with our partners in the law enforcement and justice sectors to reduce the incidence of domestic violence
- working with our partners in the public and private sector to diminish the conditions of isolation and poverty
- connecting those who experience linguistic or cultural challenges to support programs and services
- collaborating with other organizations to address educational, cultural and linguistic issues
- assisting with their settlement and integration into Canadian society as respected and contributing members.
Our Strategic Direction 2015-18
Enhance and Expand the Quality of Services
The Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women will maintain our current services and our levels of service. We will focus any growth and development on the priority needs of seniors and women in our community.
We will raise public awareness about the issues of domestic violence and abuse of immigrant and newcomer women. We will do this by building and strengthening our partnerships with community stakeholders who share a common interest in addressing these issues.
We will grow stronger as an organization and be able to better serve our community by building up the talent and expertise of our staff. We will preserve our funding relationships and also explore new funding opportunities.
Key Statistics for 2016/17
- 25,000 residents can access our services at our new head office
- 14,970 visits by seniors participating in health promotional and art activities
- 376 people who were at-risk for developing Type 2 diabetes received health education
- 151 women received support through the Reduce Abuse Program
- 68 people secured meaningful employment with our support
- 23% increase in social enterprise sales
- Restored permanent residencies of 2 clients
- Assisted client in the removal of criminal charges from her record
2350 Finch Ave West, Unit D
133 Fieldstone Drive
- One-on-One Counselling
- Settlement Counselling
- Domestic Violence-Reduce Abuse
- Financial Literacy
- Employment Services
- Tai Chi
- ESL Classes and English Café
- Computer Lessons and Lab
- Community Kitchen and Garden
- Arts and Crafts
- Giving Responsibility to Youth
- March Break and Summer Programs
- Violence Against Women: All Pervading (2014) The book is available from all Toronto and Vaughan Libraries. A copy of the book can be picked up free of charge from the EHCW head office.
- Gujarat Express Weekly News published 85 stories on cases of domestic violence
- Civic participation – A Canadian Experience (DVD)