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Support for Women

Support for Women

Racialized, immigrant women face many challenges in the workforce. They are often found in low-paid, unstable care worker jobs with few benefits and protections. These jobs are essential but undervalued, and women in these roles earn less and save less, making it hard to escape poverty. They also face barriers like having their qualifications overlooked, gender discrimination, and limited job security, which makes it difficult to find stable employment and advance professionally. This economic instability and lack of access to supportive networks makes it difficult for them to build social connections and fully participate in the Canadian society. 

 

In response, KMC established the Kababayan Caregiver Network in 2005 to provide a supportive community for racialized, low-income women experiencing social isolation. Building on this network, we developed programs and services specifically designed to address their unique needs, help them overcome life challenges, and secure better employment opportunities. 

 

Through our wide range of free services, including supportive counseling, skills-building workshops, and recreational activities, KMC aims to empower these women, ensuring they have the resources and support needed to thrive in their personal and professional lives.

Who are eligible for support services for women?

  • Permanent Residents

  • Caregivers

  • Temporary Foreign Workers

  • International Students

  • Convention Refugees/ Refugee Claimants

  • Citizens

Services Offered

One-on-one Needs Assessment and Referrals

Receive a personalized assessment to identify your specific needs and connect you with appropriate resources and services.

Supportive Counselling

Access emotional and well-being support through individual counseling sessions.

Information Sessions and Skills-Building Workshops

Participate in informative group sessions covering essential topics such as healthy eating and positive parenting, and enhance your skills through workshops like computer training, English proficiency classes, and CPR and First-Aid training to advance your careers.

Support in Navigating Social Services

Get assistance in understanding and accessing various social services and government benefits available to you.

Interpretation

Benefit from language interpretation services to help you communicate effectively and access necessary support.

Recreational Activities

Engage in fun and interactive activities designed to foster social connections and improve your well-being, such as Zumba sessions, socialization activities, day trips, picnics, and more.

For more information, please contact:

Jassleen Joy D. Cruz

Language: English, Tagalog 

Seniors and Women Community Support Counsellor

Email address: jcruz@kababayan.org

Contact Number: 437-779-6173

“My Settlement Counsellor has been a huge help in getting my family and me the services and programs we needed. She was always there to answer our questions and guide us through everything. Her personalized approach made us feel valued and boosted my confidence to explore new opportunities.”

Marites Abubo

Client

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Jul 08
    CELPIP Speaking Workshop
    Jul 08, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    CELPIP Speaking Workshop
    The CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is a language proficiency test that is accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration purposes. It assesses your language proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
  • Sat, Jul 06
    Toronto
    Jul 06, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Toronto, 540 Finch Ave W, North York, ON M2R 1N6, Canada
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  • Tue, Jul 02
    CELPIP Writing Workshop
    Jul 02, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    CELPIP Writing Workshop
    The CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) is a language proficiency test that is accepted by the IRCC for Canadian immigration purposes. It assesses your language proficiency in Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

Register for our Services

Sign up for personalized support and services.

Filling out a short form that allows us to match you with one of our counsellors, who will provide support and guidance for your specific needs and help you access our services.