Women Connecting with Women

This program is open to anyone who is woman-identified.  

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new program called Women Connecting with Women. The program will address the systemic issues of newcomer women who face multi-barriers. The program will provide newcomer women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks and build confidence. The program will also provide access to one on one counseling/crisis counseling, support groups, mentoring, language enhancement and life-skills training. The end goal is for newcomer women to feel empowered and to support their social and economic integration in the Canadian Society.

Join us for free weekly workshops every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm.
  • Child minding services available on site.
  • Refreshments will be provided
  • TTC tokens offered to all events attendees
Free personal counselling is available for women (immigrants, refugees and newcomers).
Email: Narges Khazraei <nkhazraei@skillsforchange.org>

 


Upcoming Events

Please check our events calendar for the latest events.

 

May Events

May 22, 2019; Wednesday (10 a.m. – 12 p.m): Wellness for Employment (session 4)

This is the fourth session of a series of workshops that are meant to help individuals improve their well-being. The participants will learn about healthy ways to reduce their stress, improve their self-confidence, and gain a new perspective regarding employment. We discuss strategies to improve their skills and strengths. All individuals are welcome in this session.

 

May 28, 2019; Tuesday (10 a.m. – 12 p.m): Assertive Communication

This is a workshop for women to learn more about the types of communication and styles of communication.

 

June Events

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 (10 a.m – 12 p.m): Happiness

This group session will be an interactive workshop on happiness and positive psychology. Some of the topics we will discuss are: what happiness means, what contributes to individuals’ happiness, emotional wellness, life satisfaction, and how to identify and apply character strengths.

 

Thursday, June 6th (10 a.m – 12 p.m ): Self-confidence for women

This group session will be a workshop for women to learn more about self-confidence. In this session, we will discuss: what self-confidence means, its connection with self-esteem, self-worth, and self-acceptance, and what contributes to improving one’s self-confidence in a healthy way.

 

Tuesday, June 11th (10 a.m – 12 p.m): Wellness and self-care

This group session will be a workshop for all individuals who are willing to improve their well-being. We will discuss different aspects of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, social), but we will focus more on psychological wellness (mental and emotional), and relevant self-care.

 

Thursday, June 13th (2 p.m – 4 p.m): Mindful self-compassion

This group session will be a workshop for all women who are interested in mindfulness and self-compassion. In this workshop, we will discuss and practice mindfulness and self-compassion. Mindfulness refers to practicing self-awareness through being present in the moment and paying attention to one’s experiences non-judgmentally. Self-compassion refers to practicing kindness, acceptance, and compassion towards oneself, especially during difficult times. Research suggests mindfulness and self-compassion have been very beneficial for individuals’ well-being.

 

Tuesday, June 18th (10 a.m – 12 p.m): Financial literacy

This is a workshop for newcomers and individuals who would like to learn more about how to budget and manage their finances. For this session, we have a guest speaker from Credit Canada. We will discuss: Canadian banks, the importance of spending plans, managing one’s finances, different saving accounts, and identifying and protecting yourself from fraud.

 

Tuesday, June 18th (10 a.m – 12 p.m): Financial literacy

This is a workshop for newcomers and individuals who would like to learn more about how to budget and manage their finances. For this session, we have a guest speaker from Credit Canada. We will discuss: Canadian banks, the importance of spending plans, managing one’s finances, different saving accounts, and identifying and protecting yourself from fraud.

 

Tuesday, June 25th (10 a.m – 12 p.m): Self-confidence and self-esteem (Caitlin from the Redwood)

This is an interactive workshop for women who would like to improve their self-esteem and self-confidence. In this group session we have an expert guest speaker who will discuss: What is confidence? Tips for building Confidence What is self-esteem. Tips for building self-esteem. What effects our confidence and self-esteem? 

 

Thursday, June 27th (2 p.m – 4 p.m): Arts and crafts (a support group for women)

This is a support group for women, especially new mothers, newcomer women, women who are survivors of trauma, women experiencing career transition, and other women who are experiencing a big change in their lives. You will have a chance to speak about your concerns, needs, and what kind of support you are hoping to receive. You can also engage in arts and crafts activities as you speak and make new friends.

 

Check out our past events here >>