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.
- Child minding services available on site.
- Refreshments will be provided
- TTC tokens offered to all events attendees
Mar 28th (Thursday): 10 am – 12 pm: Newcomers and Money 101 Workshop
Information on the Canadian banking system, creating a spending plan, understanding credit and managing debt, and avoiding fraud/scams. We will have an expert guest speaker for this group session. In this session, you have a chance to ask your questions regarding financial matters, and to learn more about topics related to financial security.
Mar 26th (Tuesday): 10 am – 12 pm: Self Confidence for Women
This will be an interactive workshop on self-confidence for women. In this group session, the participants will learn more about character strengths, components of self-confidence, and healthy ways of improving their self-confidence.
Mar 19th (Tuesday): 10 am – 12 pm: Self-Care for Women
This will be an interactive workshop for women to learn more about healthy ways of self-care. We will talk about the importance of self-care, and how to practice it despite life challenges. Some of the topics include mindfulness, self-compassion, stress reduction, and healthy boundaries.
Mar 14th (Thursday): 10 am – 12 pm: Pathways to Healthy Families
This workshop will be presented by Jean Tweed at Skills for Change. This workshop is about supporting women who are suffering from substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or gambling concerns. It also discusses pregnancy and parenthood, women with concurrent disorders as well as women currently involved in the criminal justice system. Supportive housing is also available to women within a harm reduction, trauma-informed framework.
Mar 13th (Wednesday): 10 am – 12 pm: Volunteer Toronto Information Session
This will be an information session for women about volunteer opportunities in Toronto.
If you are looking for work and you are not employed yet, or if you are working but would like to explore new work opportunities, this is a great event for you. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities in Toronto, and how to become a volunteer, to gain new experience, expand your professional network, and learn more about career path and work environment.
Mar 12th (Tuesday): 10 am – 12 pm: Happiness and Positive Psychology
This will be an interactive workshop for women to learn more about positive psychology, and healthy ways to feel happier more often. We will talk about what happiness means to each person, what positive psychology says about the meaning of happiness, and what contributes to individuals’ happiness.
Mar 7th (Thursday): 10 am – 12 pm: Best Interests of a Child in Family Law
This workshop will discuss how family courts consider the needs and interests of a child as the main factor in deciding child custody and access. We will talk about the types of proof the court looks at and how they come to a final decision.
Mar 2nd (Saturday): 10 am – 3 pm: Women Empowering Women Conference
As part of the Women Connecting with Women program of Skill for Change, we have a one day conference on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at our central office located at 791 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B7. The intention of this conference is to further support and empower newcomer women towards building a better and more inclusive environment for women. We will have a number of workshops, presentations and group sessions. All women are welcome to attend.