Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association – Programs


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Organization Description

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 as a registered charity. CIWA is a culturally diverse settlement agency that recognizes, responds to, and focuses on the unique concerns and needs of immigrant and refugee women, girls, and their families. CIWA offers programs and services that use a holistic approach to support clients in the areas of settlement and integration, literacy and language training, employment support and bridging programs, family violence, parenting, individual counselling, in-home support, civic engagement, health, housing, and community development.

The Employment Services offers a suite of bridge to work programs serving newcomers with low-skills, mid-skills as well as professionals. These programs prepare immigrant women to secure employment in: childcare, retail, food service (fast food and cook positions), security, customer service, administration, accounting, interpretation and translation, and much more. Participants build occupational skills, essential skills, and learn about Canadian workplace culture and the labour market. Participants develop job search and networking skills.


CIWA is committed to working with businesses and organizations in enhancing their capacity to:
  • Serve clients from diverse communities
  • Connect with qualified trained or certified immigrant women ready and willing to work


CIWA provides various opportunities for employers to connect with and support its clients, including work placements and diversity training and resources. Contact us today to discuss about partnership:


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