Celebrating Our Journey and Planning For the Future!

April 06, 2020

The ENW team, champions, proteges, and employers, got together for an extraordinary event to celebrate the Empowering Visible Minority Newcomer Women to Succeed in the Canadian labour Market program since it began 6 months ago! It was an excellent opportunity for protégés and champions to share testimonials about their progressive journey in regards to giving back, building confidence, compassion and friendship. It was also an opportunity for employers to highlight critical points and give advice on adaptable measures for supporting and working successfully with professional newcomer women.

International author, speaker, trainer and coach Lisa Anna Palmer was the keynote speaker and gave an uplifting talk about “Connection through compassion, courage and competence as Leaders.” This got participants thinking of more ways to show compassion, build their connections and demonstrate their leadership competencies during this difficult time.  One of the key tips which she provided to the audience is for us to be compassionate with ourselves.  #Covid-19.

Special thanks to the ENW team for such an amazing initiative that provides empowering tips to support newcomer women as they integrate into the Canadian labour market.

“Thank you to all the staff, the ENW program is changing lives. I am so grateful for this program, I met the right people, I was in the right workshops, at the right time. Thank you so much for showing compassion to us and help us to achieve our goals with confidence! So grateful for all the team!” – Iyrma ENW Client


“The impact of this program is clearly measured in increases in confidence and fulfillment.  So inspiring!” – Michelle Schafer 

” I Love my relationship with my champion, I not only have someone who is helping me professionally, I have a friend who I can talk to and share. Wonderful program.” – Felicite, protege

Truly awesome to hear these stories from employees and participants! Kudos on all the great achievements!!” – Employer

The Empowering Newcomer Women initiative has transitioned online

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Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counselling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

For group format, we're mostly using zoom and for one/one we're very open to whichever technology works for you.

If you're a newcomer job seeker who'd like to register or a stakeholder who'd like to find out more, please connect with us via e-mail at

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.