Improving Prosperity for Immigrant Women

The project « Improving Prosperity for Immigrant Women »  is funded by Status of Women Canada and managed by the Economic and Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton (CÉSOC). This project seeks to engage women and community stakeholders in developing and implementing strategies to improve prosperity for immigrant women. The project will stretch over a period of 24 months (2014-2016).


Target Population 

This project is aimed at women aged 25 and older and will involve a total of 200 women from the Francophone racial and ethnocultural minorities of the Ottawa region.


Key Activities  

  1. Engage and establish working partnerships with stakeholders, such as :
    • Immigrant women in the community
    • Women’s groups
    • Community organizations
    • Immigrant-serving agencies and/or employability program providers
    • Training institutions
    • Employers.
  1. Carry out a needs assessment, while taking gender issues into consideration, of the specific economic situation of immigrant women in the community.

    • Engage immigrant women to develop multi-stakeholder strategies that advance their peers’ prosperity so as to ensure tangible results in the context of local need. 

  1. Pilot a multi-stakeholder approach to the coordinating of a community response aimed at improving prosperity for immigrant women.


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