Past RIWC Projects

Past RIWC Projects

Past Projects

The following are a summary of past projects RIWC has successfully completed to support newcomer women and their families.

  • A Place to Call Our Own (2017-2019) – this project will address supportive housing needs for marginalized women by advocating for policy reforms, creating a safety and inclusion network to support women in their housing, and develop a women’s housing model to effect systemic change.
  • Living Well Support Group (2015-2016) – RIWC developed and delivered an 8-week group program to provide a safe space for 14-20 women to share their concerns, get professional expertise and learn from their peers. Topics included stress management, safety planning and diabetes prevention.
  • Women in the Garden Program (2014-2017) – RIWC worked in partnership with Regent Park Community Food Centre to provide hands-on training related to gardening and nutrition to improve women’s diet, promote healthier lifestyles, and improve knowledge of food security. At the end of the project, the women reported healthier lifestyles, improved diet and physical health and better knowledge of strategies to improve food security.
  • Women for Health (2014-2015) – funded by Women’s College Hospital, this project introduced culturally relevant activities/interventions that would improve the overall health and well-being of the women.  The program’s curriculum included health and diet focused workshops/demonstrations, group recreation/physical activities, and art therapy to improve the health outcomes of the South Asian community. – funded by Women’s College Hospital, this project introduced culturally relevant activities/interventions that would improve the overall health and well-being of the women. The program’s curriculum included health and diet focused workshops/demonstrations, group recreation/physical activities, and art therapy to improve the health outcomes of the South Asian community.
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