Our Mission

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre is committed to supporting Asian and South Asian women, children, youth and their families in taking greater control of their lives. Our main focus is to provide culturally appropriate and linguistically specific settlement and counseling support services with the use of community-determined strategies, that are developed and delivered by women.

Promoting Digital Literacy

RIWC is committed to improving women’s connection to the community and equitable access to services through digital literacy training and access to technology.

Technology Mentorship Program

Access NEW one-to-one mentorship and group services for older adult immigrant and refugee women

Women in the Garden

Women in the Garden is a culturally-relevant, intergenerational health & wellbeing program that engages older immigrant and refugee women. 

Our Programs

RIWC provides free counselling and skills training programs through our Violence Against Women Program, Essential Pathways to Employment, Food Service and Hospitality Training and Student Placement Program.

Our Projects

RIWC engages in a range of policy and wraparound support initiatives to promote gender equity and access. Our initiatives address affordable housing, seniors’ health, digital literacy and inclusive workplace practices.

Resources

RIWC has developed resources for our clients to download and direct them to essential community services, improve digital literacy, and empower newcomers with knowledge about basic workplace rights.

Our Programs

RIWC provides free counselling and skills training programs through our Violence Against Women Program, Essential Pathways to Employment, Food Service and Hospitality Training and Student Placement Program.

Our Projects

RIWC engages in a range of policy and wraparound support initiatives to promote gender equity and access. Our initiatives address affordable housing, seniors’ health, digital literacy and inclusive workplace practices.

Resources

RIWC has developed resources for our clients to download and direct them to essential community services, improve digital literacy, and empower newcomers with knowledge about basic workplace rights.

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) is a community based registered charity founded with a mission to empower racialized, immigrant and refugee women and their families. RIWC delivers its services through a holistic and integrated service framework that addresses the social, cultural and economic determinants of healthy and vibrant immigrant communities.

Each year, we served over 600 clients from across the Greater Toronto Area. Our settlement services, anti-violence counseling and employment skills training and senior’s health and wellness programs work together to address the diverse needs of newcomers to help them thrive in their communities.

RIWC News & Updates

COVID-19 Services & Information

RIWC has temporarily closed our on-site services and currently offers a range of virtual settlement, anti-violence counseling and employment skills training programs online.  We have also set up a new COVID-19 Response Team to provide short-term relief for clients on social assistance who face challenges accessing housing, establishing food security, locating culturally and linguistically appropriate healthcare resources/information, or need support beyond services already delivered through our existing programs.

Seniors’ Digital Literacy and Wellness Programming

This fall, Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre is launching our NEW one-to-one Technology Mentorship Program and virtual Group support initiatives to promote community engagement and digital inclusion to improve the health and wellbeing of senior women.

Get In Touch

Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre

1326 Gerrard St E.
Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1
(416) 465-6021​
info@riverdalehub.ca