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.

The program includes 100 hours of workplace experience, one on one mentorship from professionals in the social service sector, and relevant certificates from the social servicer sector. Skills enhanced within the program include self-confidence, advocacy, civic engagement, and community research along with 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: Online using our Virtual Social Change Hubs platform

Length: 9 months, 20 hours per week, September to June


  • Minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark 6 in all areas
  • Interest in being a community leader
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Interest in supporting community change

IWIP Applications for September 2023 are now closed.
Applications for January 2024 will open in November 2023

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Program Outline:

  • Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR) Project
  • Anti-Oppression Training: Through an Indigenous Lens
  • LGBTQ+ Education and Awareness
  • Online Community Outreach
  • Social Media Training
  • Digital Technology
  • 100 Hours of Community Placement


  • Mental Health First Aid
  • De-Escalating Potentially Violent Situations
  • Career Education
  • Community Mentorship & Conflict Resolution
  • Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR)
  • First Aid & CPR

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