women in the garden, our projects

Women in the Garden Program

Funded by the United Way, our Women in the Garden is a culturally-relevant, intergenerational health & wellbeing program that engages marginalized immigrant and refugee women. Using gardening as a guiding framework, our mission is to holistically address and support access to healthy food, physical & emotional health, access to community resources, and to strengthen community connections and leadership skills. Find out More>>

Empowering Women in Food Service & Hospitality

Funded by the department of Women and Gender Equality, RIWC has partnered with a cross-section of stakeholders from both the private and community sector to identify barriers to economic mobility; current resources available for women to achieve economic security; and to develop an Action Plan to implement systemic change within Ontario’s food sector.

Outcomes from our cross-sectoral dialogue have contributed to the completion of a GBA+ review of system barriers in the foodservice and hospitality sector, the development of a coordinated action plan, and the development of new resources in the community to increase the economic security of women in the sector. Find out More>>

Food Service & Hospitality, Empowering Women, Our Projects
Virtual Helpline for Muslim Women, Muslim Women Virtual Helpline

Islamophobia Support Line

Funded by Canadian Heritage, Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre (RIWC) will work with a cross-section of stakeholders from the community and justice system to set up an Islamophobia Supportline for Muslim women in the Greater Toronto Area.  A Project Task Group will be set up and include 6 to 10 key project stakeholders who will work with RIWC to review existing models and resources; develop culturally and regionally sensitive resources and training materials for volunteers; and oversee the completion of the feasibility study for the project.  Find out More>>

2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC Wellness Group

Funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation,  RIWC will be hosting virtual weekly sessions to facilitate wellness, community-building, and peer support for 2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC communities.  The sessions have been developed by and for trans, queer, Two Spirit racialized populations, with weekly topics aimed at responding to their unique and particular mental health concerns. To find out more about our wellness groups, contact [email protected] for details.

Virtual Helpline for Muslim Women, Muslim Women Virtual Helpline