Welcome to RIWC


Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre (RIWC) is a multilingual agency based in the Riverdale Hub with experience in delivering settlement, anti-violence and employment services for marginalised women and their families in the Toronto area.

Founded in 1982, RIWC is a non-profit community-based immigrant women’s organization committed to the empowerment of women. RIWC operates from a holistic and integrated service model that address the social, cultural and political realities of minority communities informed by feminist and anti-racist values. RIWC works with a wide range of community-based organizations, coalitions and research networks to address women’s equality issues to facilitate policy and social change.

Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis or need help in an emergency, please contact the following:

Emergency (Fire/Medical/Police)               911

Assaulted Women's Helpline (English)      416-863-0511 (GTA) or 1-866-863-0511 (toll free)

Fem'aide (French)                                      1-877-336-2433​

Distress Centres of Toronto                        416-408-4357 

Seniors Safety Line                                    1-866-299-1011

Kids Help Phone (bilingual)                       416-586-5437

Ontario Poison Centre (bilingual)              1-800-268-9017

Telehealth Ontario                                        1-866-797-0000