Services for Newcomer Women

We work with newcomer women and their families to help them learn, grow and build their lives in a new country. We support women to identify their needs, to set goals, to connect to community, to access services, and to make informed decisions. In doing these things, women take steps towards their goals, and build stability for themselves and their families to thrive and prosper.

Services include one-on-one settlement support for women and families, English conversation circles, gender-based violence support as well as employment services and workshops/events. These services are available to all newcomer women including permanent residents, refugee claimants, temporary visas and naturalized citizens. In addition, our Healing Together Program supports women who are permanent residents through one-on-one counselling and group sessions.

For general questions about our settlement programs please contact the Settlement Services Coordinator:
Halima Jelloul- or 204-774-8975 ext. 216

*Note: Due to Covid-19 we are trying to provide more services by phone or virtually. In person services are still available if necessary to support urgent issues. English conversation circles and employment workshops and conversation circles are being offered virtually for the time being. Stay safe and stay healthy!

One-on-one Settlement Support

Our settlement workers can help you to learn about and access community and government programs and services to help you meet your needs. We provide information, referrals, and support in a number of different areas including:

  • Free community services & programs
  • Benefits & income support
  • Housing, tenant rights & rent assist
  • Child care & subsidy
  • Language classes & other education opportunities
  • Programs for children, youth & families
  • Health & family doctors
  • Volunteer opportunities

*PR and non-PR holders are welcome!

To connect with a Settlement Worker contact:
Haidee Maderal- or 204-774-8975 ext. 225

Employment Services for Newcomer Women

We offer one-on-one employment counselling and support as well as workshops and trainings to support newcomer women looking for work. We can support you with:

  • Exploring employment & career goals
  • Resumes & cover letters
  • Searching, applying & interviewing for jobs
  • Accessing training, employment & education programs & services

*PR and non-PR holders are welcome!

To connect with the Labour Market Intermediary contact:
Molly Dunbar- or 204-774-8975 ext. 219

Gender-Based Violence Support for Newcomer Women

Are you a newcomer woman in Winnipeg?
Are you experiencing difficulties with your partner?
Do you need help finding a safe space?
Do you have challenges related to any kind of abuse?

If you need someone to talk, we are here for you. If you need interpretation, we can provide it. Remember that everyone has the right to be free and safe. Our program supports newcomer women who have experienced gender-based violence to get the help they need to heal and rebuild their lives.

If you have or are still experiencing an abusive relationship or gender-based violence of any kind, our caseworker can help you to develop a safety plan, build confidence, access your legal rights and obtain the social services and supports you need.

*PR and non-PR holders are welcome!

To connect with the Gender-Based Violence Case Worker contact:
Karina Flores- or 204-774-8975 ext. 233

Healing Together: Fostering Safe, Strong Families

Our Healing Together program aims to enhance newcomer well-being with an emphasis on preventing and healing from intimate partner violence (IPV) and experiences of post conflict gender based violence. This program supports women who are permanent residents through one-on-one counseling and a women’s wellness group that considers the cultural diversity and specific needs of newcomer women.

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.

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.

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.

*Available to permanent residents only.

To connect with the Crisis Counsellor contact:
Anamika Anwesha- or 204-774-8975 ext. 242

Where we are:

640 Ellice Ave



Monday - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Tuesday - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

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.
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.
Settlement Participant

Gender-Based Violence Case Worker

Karina Flores

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 233)


Labour Market Intermediary

Molly Dunbar

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 219)



Healing Together Crisis Counsellor

Anamika Anwesha

T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 242)

Settlement Services Coordinator
Halima Jelloul
T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 216)

Employment & Education Coordinator

Melissa McGregor
T: 204-774 8975 (ext. 211)

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