Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP)

The Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP) is an intensive leadership development opportunity for immigrant woman who want to pursue any of the following goal paths: post-secondary education, increased employability, or independence.

Skills enhanced within the program include self-confidence, advocacy, civic engagement, organizational, analytical, and presentation skills. Learning is a blend of virtual in-class and independent learning.

The program creates a welcoming environment and promotes mental wellness within communities.

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual and In-class (In-class for Standard First Aid & CPR course only)

Length: 3 months, 22 hours per package, March to May 2022

Curriculum: For a detailed overview of the courses offered.  Please visit Program Curriculum.


  • Immigrant woman living in Canada for at least 1 year.
  • Minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 6 in all areas
  • Interest in being a community leader
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Interest in supporting community change


  • Mental Health First Aid
  • De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations
  • First Aid & CPR

Training Packages:

Each individual can only sign up for one of the two packages offered.

Package One

Hours Total: 22
Trainings: 2

Package Two

Hours Total: 22
Trainings: 2

Mental Health First Aid

Duration: 9:00am to 5:00pm for 2 days
Facilitator: Mental Health First Aid Canada

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

Duration: 3 sessions, 2 hours each
Facilitator: Mahlikah Awe:ri (CL&D)

Mindfulness Coaching

Duration: 4 (four) 90 minute sessions
Facilitator: Mahlikah Awe:ri (CL&D)

Standard First Aid & CPR

Duration: 10:00am to 6:00pm for 2 days
Facilitator: Toronto CPR

Note: Course offerings are adjusted and updated each year, and courses listed above may differ from the next cohort.

How to Apply?

We are currently accepting online applications for the 2022 academic term.  The application window will close on February 28, 2022.  In order to apply please visit:

IWIP Application

For general inquires please contact us at:


Phone: 647-493-2462 press 1 for Programs & Registration

Click here to see a description of the previous version of the program.