New partners selected to support visible minority newcomer women


In December 2018, the government launched an expression of interest process as part of the Visible Minority Newcomer Women pilot to solicit proposals from new organizations. Twenty-two organizations from across Canada have been selected as part of this process, with one organization submitting two successful proposals. The government will provide up to $7.5 million in funding for these organizations over the next 2 years.

Here is a list of the organizations and projects:

Organization Location Project
ACCESS Community Capital Fund Toronto, ON Pathways to Prosperity
African Communities of Manitoba Inc.Footnote * Winnipeg, MB ACOMI Visible Minority Newcomer Women – We Belong
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute Winnipeg, MB Newcomer Women Employment Training
Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples Toronto, ON Improving Trans Women employment outcomes
Conseil pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences des adultes du Nouveau-BrunswickFootnote * Moncton, NB Activités de développement des compétences pour favoriser l’accès à l’emploi des nouvelles arrivants de minorités visibles
Employment Services Centre of Prescott-Russell (Centre de services à l’emploi de Prescott-Russell)Footnote * Hawkesbury, ON Feminin Plurielles
Heritage Skills Development CentreFootnote ** Scarborough, ON Scarborough Newcomer Women Jumpstart to Success
Horticultural Trades Association Inc. Milton, ON VMNW Walking in the Boots toward the Landscape/Horticultural Sector
HRDA Enterprises Ltd (MetroWorks Employment Association) Halifax, NS Deep Roots
K-W Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA KW) Kitchener, ON In Her Shoes - An Online Entrepreneurship & Employment Training program
New Circles Community Services Toronto, ON A New Gateway to Employment: Empowering VMNW to overcome barriers to entering the labour force
Newcomer Kitchen Toronto, ON

Willing to Work (2 projects)

  • Phase 1 - Finding a Way Forward
  • Phase 2 - Employment and Beyond
NPower Canada Toronto, ON Digital Careers for Visible Minority Newcomer Women
Syrian Canadian Foundation Etobicoke, ON Women’s Entrepreneurial Program & Incubator
The African Canadian Resource Network Saskatchewan Inc. Regina, SK Bridging the Gap: Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Realize Full Potential
The Corporation of the City of Brantford Brantford, ON Connect, Support, Achieve
The Women’s Centre of Halton Oakville, ON Employment Supports and Digital Literacy for VMNW in Halton
Umoja Operation Compassion Society Surrey, BC Newcomer Digital Connect
United Way of Bruce Grey Owen Sound, ON Rural Pathways for Newcomer Women in Grey Bruce
Women In Need Society of Calgary Calgary, AB Helping Women Win!
Women’s Economic Council Burnaby, BC Her Own Boss! Self-Employment to Bridge Settlement and Economic Security
Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA Metro Vancouver) Vancouver, BC Tech Connect for Newcomer Women

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