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Organization: Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women  
Phone Numbers: 519-973-5588
Fax: 519-973-1534
1368 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON
N8X 1J9
Intersection: Ouellette Ave and Ellis St E
Location: Accessible by public transit
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Executives: Sudip Minhas - Executive Director
519-973-5588 ext 101 *
Service Description: Assisting first generation Canadians and their families to become full and productive members of Canadian society

Centre for immigrant and visible minority women and their families

- Workshops and information sessions
  • culturally sensitive employment counselling by appointment
  • support services
  • information and referrals on social services, advocacy, community and government programs
  • child minding for clients only

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Life skill training; guidance to develop women's economic independence through education and support groups; support counseling for economic, social and family issues; basic computer skills; resume/cover letter; pre-employment skills; job search techniques; interview techniques; assertiveness training; stress management; housing issues; women's health and safety; introductions to the internet and e-mail; communication skills; basic referrals
  • Mon, Wed 12:30pm-3:30pm * Fri 9:30am-3:30pm

Employment Assistance Service - Specialize in one-on-one employment counseling; offers guidance to foreign trained professionals and tradespeople for certification processes; subject based job search workshop; individually tailored return to work plan; provides skills assessment; job search support and group activities; cover letters; professional resumes; mock interview workshop; open discussions with local employers; job placement; program referrals for training; job maintenance and employment law workshop; Internet training for job search and resume emailing; drop-in access to computers, internet, printer, fax and phones; job board including postings; WHMIS training Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

LINC - Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada Year- round integrated language instruction for newcomers to Canada; focus on daily survival needs and basic communication skills for social and cultural integration into Canadian society; emphasis on reading and writing skills; use of computer software for listening, pronunciation, spelling and grammar

LINC 1: Mon-Thu 12:00pm - 2:30pm

LINC 2: Mon-Thu 9am-11:30am - the literacy classes lays the foundation to introduce the ESL Learner to English language; basic literacy followed by intermediate and advanced level assist the ESL student to successfully enter LINC-1 program; unique features of this program are immediate integration of the basic language skills; listening, speaking and writing

Women's Circle A group support activity to reach out to isolated immigrant and visible minority women; activities include crafts and conversational English; child care available * Fri noon-1:45pm

Mental Wellness Services - Offering one on one, family and group supports regarding mental wellness and integration to Canada * Service can be offered across the region, including Windsor, Leamington and Chatham in a variety of languages * Interpretation may also be available upon request * Session and workshop focus can vary but include navigating stress related to settlement, communication, emotional regulation and challenges related to migration * Workshops are also available for agencies and include topics such as migration and mental health and navigating newcomer service provision in health settings * Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, evening and weekend services are available upon request

Youth and seniors programs available

Fees: Annual fee of $30
Application: Not required. Walk in Centre.
Waiting Period: No waiting. Initial walk in will be serviced and appointments will be taken for employment counselling sessions.
Languages: Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Hindi ; Polish ; Spanish ; Albanian ; Chinese ; Fanti ; Persian ; Urdu ; Afgani
Area(s) Served:
Essex County  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on June 14, 2017

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Updated June 14, 2017
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