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Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council  
http://www.miic.ca

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (MIIC)  promotes and supports the protection and resettlement of refugees and offers a range of services that welcomes and assists refugee newcomers in their settlement and integration into Canadian society.  MIIC strives to enable independence and full participation of these newcomers in our community.

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Multicultural Women's Organization of Newfoundland & Labrador  
http://mwonl.info/

Works to identify the needs of multicultural women and provide social support in terms of cultural, social, political, economic and educational areas at the provincial level, and to be an advocate on issues dealing with immigrant and visible minority women. Provides speaker series and forums addressing issues and concerns of immigrant and visible minority women. Also produces a newsletter.

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Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon  
http://www.internationalwomenofsaskatoon.org/
Provides a drop-in centre; catering services and offers weekly English As A Second Language (ESL) classes. Currently working on Health & Poverty Reduction project; Youth Leadership and Toastmaster. (See Details)
Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre  
http://riwc.ca/

Supports Chinese and South Asian women in taking greater control of their lives. Provides cultural and language specific services. These community determined strategies are developed and delivered by immigrant women.

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Women's Health in Women's Hands  
http://www.whiwh.com/

Works to enhance sense of self-esteem and health by placing women's health into women's hands. It is a participatory centre for women of diverse backgrounds and needs. Constantly challenge our assumptions and analysis and we are committed to being advocates for change in our community.

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Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan - Regina
Operates a drop-in centre; a catering service; and provides counselling and support for immigrant women and their families. In partnership with other community agencies conducts research in the area of family literacy, healthcare, family violence, etc. Conducts training programs in the areas of employability skills, life skills, computer skills and race relations, when funding is available.
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society  
http://www.vircs.bc.ca/
Works to assist in the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Provides services designed to increase the newcomer's participation in Canadian society by assisting the newcomer to overcome barriers, including such services as such as English as a Second Language, Home Tutoring, Job Coach Program, Settlement Program, etc. (See Details)
Afghan Association of Ontario
Offers settlement assistance to Afghan immigrants and refugees.
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada  
http://www.peianc.com/
Forms a community-based immigrant support organization that supports newcomers' integration by providing services, in partnership with the community. Provides information, training and resources to social institutions, service-providers, government departments and the mainstream community so they can strengthen their capacity and ability to welcome and address the needs of immigrants; and so they can respond quickly, effectively, appropriately, and in a culturally sensitive manner. Assists in the provision of life skills training for immigrants and in the provision of cross-cultural awareness training for social institutions, service-providers, government departments and the mainstream community. Identifies related research and information needs; sponsors research and analysis into the current situation in Prince Edward Island for immigrants. Develops cross-cultural sensitivity, educational and awareness resources for use by social institutions, service-providers, government departments, immigrants and the mainstream community, to increase understanding of the issues affecting immigrants. (See Details)
Women Working with Immigrant Women of New Brunswick
Works to act as support for immigrant women in New Brunswick; to establish provincial and national communication networks which provide an opportunity to collectively express their concerns; to lobby provincial and federal governments on issues regarding their status; to act as a liaison between immigrant women and existing community agencies and resources; to initiate and coordinate programs which serve their needs; to promote public awareness of issues and to act as an advocate; to establish a resource centre.