West Central Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Services

Immigrant Settlement Services

  • Settlement information and support for newcomer individuals and families who live in the West Central community
  • Connection to community and government programs and services
  • Assist newcomers to engage in community initiatives and programs

Book an appointment with a NISW (Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker) if you have questions about:

  • Free community services and programs
  • Housing and tenant rights
  • Child Care and subsidy
  • Employment training and finding a job
  • Language classes and other education opportunities
  • Programs for children, youth and families
  • Family doctors or healthcare
  • Volunteer opportunities
Book Appointment with an Immigrant Settlement Worker

Healing Together

  • Women’s Wellness Group (Once a week for 10 weeks): A setting where you have the chance to meet and become friends with other newcomer and immigrant women. The circle will also be a safe place to share your story with other women, and talk about different ways you can overcome the challenges in your life.
  • One on One Counselling: A counsellor is available to set up an appointment with you for individual counselling. This is a private conversation with the counsellor, where you can share some of the challenges you are experiencing. The counsellor will be able to support you in finding solutions.
  • In both of these settings, women can talk about their settlement experience, family life, healthy and unhealthy relationships, the effect of violence in relationships, the challenges of parenting in Canada and more.
Book Appointment with our Crisis Counsellor

Where we are:

640 Ellice Ave




Monday - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesday - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

(4-6pm open to families/male partners)

Wednesday - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thursday - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Friday - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Immigrant Settlement Programs

Sewing Circle at West Central Women's Resource Centre

Sewing Circle

Meet new friends, learn new skills and take home what you make. 2 classes every Monday (10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm). 3-6 week commitment (varies depending on the project).

Conversation Circle at West Central Women's Resource Centre

Conversation Circles

A casual setting to practice English and meet new people. Schedule varies- call to find out when the next round of classes will begin.
Information Workshops & Events at West Central Women's Resource Centre

Information Workshops & Events

Group meetings to learn more about specific topics. Contact us for information about upcoming meetings or events.
Contact us about Immigrant Settlement programs
If you have any questions about the sewing circle, conversation circles or upcoming information workshops & events, please contact us using the form below.

After you came to visit me at my home then things became more light. I was always home and now I do more things. Now I am busy. I am so happy.
NISW Participant

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers (NISWs):

Halima Jelloul

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 216)

E: nisw3@wcwrc.ca


Karina Flores

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 233)



Healing Together Crisis Counsellor

Mihret Zewude

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 242)



Settlement Program Administrative Assistant

Haidee Maderal

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 225)

E: nisw2@wcwrc.ca

Director of Settlement Services

Erika Frey
T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 219)
E: nisw@wcwrc.ca

Employment & Education Coordinator

Melissa McGregor
T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 211)
E: socialenterprise@wcwrc.ca

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