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
IIRF Project, our projects

IIRF Project

Funded by Canadian Heritage, this project will work with a cross-section of stakeholders from immigrant, refugee and Indigenous communities to develop a new Intercultural Intergenerational Resiliency Framework (IIRF). Over the 19-month project period, RIWC worked with the Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience to build bridges to and between Canada’s First Nations communities and newcomers to Canada to promote intercultural understanding and increase awareness of Canada’s cultural diversity. Find out More>>