Programs for Women

EMCN Programs for Women

Find the right program for you and your family. EMCN offers a variety of programs to help Newcomers find work, learn English and get involved in their communities. Contact us if you have any questions. 

I-WIN

The vision of The Immigrant Women’s Integration Network (I-WIN) is for immigrant women in Edmonton to quickly access the tools they need; allowing them to achieve their goals and participate fully in Canadian economic, cultural, and social life. This will look different for each woman, but it is rooted in the power of joining together to pool experience, knowledge, and resources. The goal of I-WIN is to empower women to create the lives they envision for themselves in Canada.  

Global Girls

Global Girls is a safe space for young women to make new connections, build their self-confidence, and explore their identities.

  • An empowering place to feel like they belong
  • Connections to peers and role models who share similar experiences
  • Opportunities to try fun activities and learn from each other

Safe Families

The Safe Families program enhances settlement and integration in to the Canadian society by understanding the values that will allow one to meet the expectations of settling and integrating smoothly. It is a program for newcomer men and boys. It focuses on sharing conversations and knowledge about healthy relationships and preventing domestic violence. 

Global Garden

Global Garden engages newcomer and Canadian-born gardeners to work together and learn from each other by growing vegetables, flowers and fruit on our plot at Edmonton Urban Farm.

  • Meeting new people, and working as part of a team towards a common goal
  • Spending time outdoors and being active
  • Sharing their gardening knowledge and experience, and learning from others
  • Opportunities to harvest and take home produce from the garden

Mental Health Support

Because of the upheaval that comes with moving to and settling in a new country, newcomers bring challenges that make them vulnerable to high stress, isolation, role shifts, and financial difficulties that can result in marital strife and high rates of parent-child conflict. Newcomers sometimes bring with them trauma related to war, conflict and deprivation which often results in symptoms of PTSD, Depression or Anxiety, limiting their abilities to successfully integrate.  

Wintergration

Wintergration is a program for newcomers to Edmonton who would like to try fun, outdoor winter activities. Winter may be long, but it does not have to be boring!

  • Meeting new people and having fun
  • Spending time outdoors and being active
  • Opportunities to try popular Canadian winter activities
  • Learning about outdoor recreation opportunities in Edmonton

Community Leadership

Putting Down Roots works in partnership with ethnocultural community groups and organizations to develop their capacities and access resources to meet their goals.

  • Support to identify community needs and priorities, and plan ways to address them
  • Program design, delivery and evaluation support
  • Coaching and workshops in board development, strategic planning, grant writing, community engagement, volunteer recruitment, and more