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.
Over the years, RIWC has expanded its services to support other minority groups who are marginalized by poverty, sexual orientation, ageism, etc., and isolated, having limited resources and adequate access to services. RIWC provides a broad range of services essential to the integration of refugee communities. We also assist under-served groups such as youth, seniors, 2SLGBTQ+, refugees and other vulnerable women who are isolated and have limited access to services.
Currently, RIWC offers services in the following languages:
1326 Gerrard St E,
Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1,
Our Programs and Services
RIWC provides a broad range of services essential to the integration of immigrant communities. We also assist under-served groups such as youth, seniors, queer, refugees and other vulnerable women who are isolated and have limited access to services.
• Placement with settlement and violence
against women counselors
• Reception / administrative / computer
training /life-skills and hospitality training
• Translation and interpreter opportunities
• Research opportunities
The RIWC is working in partnership with the Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience (AIR) in a global project called “Seeding Intergenerational Resilience”. Led by the Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience, the aim of this project is to strengthen intergenerational connec-tions and renew traditional knowledge systems in ways that contribute to the sustainability of the planet. The RIWC’s objective through this collaboration is to develop a joint initiative around sustainable food practices, while strengthening intergenerational resilience-building.
Volunteer and Student
Offers community members and students the chance to build marketable skills through skills training, leader-ship development and job placement opportunities. All volunteers are provided with reference letters.