Newcomer Women Resources

Document TitleSorted By Document Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionDocumentPublisherDate
Career Pathways to Education and EmploymentA needs assessment to generate knowledge that will improve opportunities for newcomer mothers and their families This Needs Assessment is one component of the Career Pathways Project. It presents a snapshot of relevant literature supplemented by finding sform extensive consultation held with newcomer mothers and organizations i the settlement, employment and education fields.DocumentWorking Women Community Centre2016
Challenging Trafficking in Canada, Policy BriefThis policy brief, draws on recent research undertaken in Canada by recognized (feminist) scholars as well as the expertise of community workers and organizations that are engaged with anti-trafficking around the country. We speak to the complexity of the issue, attempt to correct some of the common mistakes that circulate, and offer what we think are sound recommendations. We hope it offers an antidote to misinformation, exaggeration, and unfounded reports and that it can serve as a guide for people who are genuinely interested in creating a safe, just, and gender-equal world where human rights and dignity are respected for all.DocumentCentre for Feminist Research, York University2017
Citizenship, Culture, and Violence Against Women: Social Service Provision in the South Asian Communities of the GTAA research paper that explores how culture, racialization and stigmatization affects women in the South Asian Communities. The paper also provides contextual information about the VAW service sector in Canada.DocumentCERIS2013
Citizenship, Culture, and Violence Against Women: Social Service Provision in the South Asian Communities of the GTA - RESEARCH SUMMARYA research paper that explores how culture, racialization and stigmatization affects women in the South Asian Communities. The paper also provides contextual information about the VAW service sector in Canada.DocumentCERIS2013
Intersectional Feminist Interventions in the 'Refugee Crisis'The latest issue of Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, a special issue o intersectional feminist interventions in the 'refugee crisis'. The issue includes book review and articles.DocumentRefuge2018
Let's Talk About it: Freedom from AbuseThis is a public education campaign, presented in a Fotonovela, to raise awareness and spread the word that “We all have a role to play in ending woman abuse". They deliver workshops that provide essential information in communities across the GTA.DocumentSt. Stephen's Community House2014
Like Wonder Women, Goddesses and Robots: How racialized immigrant women in Toronto are impacted by and respond to employment precarityThis study builds on previous reports on labour market barriers facing immigrant and racialized communities (see Working Rough, Living Poor and Where are the Good Jobs?). Study results provide rich insights about how racialized immigrant women face triple intersecting layers of barriers and inequalities - based on gender, race and migration (immigration/newcomer status) - as they attempt to find a good job, negotiate work-life balance, and take care of their family within post-migration context in Canada.DocumentAccess Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services2014
National Forum and Workshop on Trafficking in PersonsOn 23 November, 2016, the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) hosted a National Forum on Trafficking in Persons in conjunction with the CCR Fall 2016 Consultation in Montreal. Over 60 individuals participated in the forum, primarily from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta and British Columbia. The forum facilitated constructive exchanges between representatives of non-governmental organizations (including anti-trafficking and social justice advocates), service providers, academics, as well as representatives of different levels of government.DocumentCanadian Council for Refugees2017
Pregnant? New to Canada?St. Stephen's Community House offers free baby boxes to help pregnant women adjust to life.DocumentSt. Stephen's Community House 
Preventing and Responding to Domestic Abuse against Newcomer, Immigrant, Refugees and No Status WomenThis legal information booklet provides important information about domestic abuse and a woman's immigration status. It also includes some commonly asked questions about safety, how to seek help and other important concerns about leaving an abusive relationship.DocumentVictoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society2017
Race, Gendered Violence, and the Rights of Women with Precarious Immigration StatusThis toolkit has been written for service providers who assist racialized women living with precarious immigration status in Ontario, Canada. The aim of this project is to build the capacity of settlement workers, lawyers, and students to work with non-status, racialized women who have experienced gender-based violence. This training toolkit will provide information on issues affecting racialized women with precarious immigration status in Canada by exploring the relationship between race, gender, and immigration status.DocumentBarbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, University of Toronto, Rights of Non-Status Women's Network.2017
The Intersection of Settlement and Housing Services and Policies: Reducing the Risk of Homelessness for Immigrant and Refugee WomenThis report provides insight into the pressing issues facing women immigrants to Toronto, and the service communities that support them. This report is an attempt to provide a better understanding of the policy context in which women immigrants seek assistance with housing and settlement, the service context in which this assistance is rendered, and the lived experience of the women themselves.DocumentOCASI, COSTI and WoodGreen Community Services2015
The Power of Civic ActionA report on how the Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee revitalized their park and created an engine of grassroots economic activity.DocumentMetcalf Foundation, Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee2015
Unprotected, Unrecognized: Canadian Immigration Policy and Violence Against Women, 2008-2013This report is a collaborative effort to develop feminist analysis of immigration and refugee policies and their impact on violence against women. The report focuses on the gendered dimensions of immigration policy to bring visibility to specific ways in which the Canadian state is complicit in producing gender inequality in the form of violence against racialized women, economic exclusion and marginality, in family separation, and through detention and deportationDocumentMigrant Mothers Project2014

Newcomer Women Websites

Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN)Legal information on issues related to women. The website includes a number of recorded webinars on topics such as: preparing for family court, Basis of Claim (BOC) forms for Refugee Claimants, what a sponsored spouse needs to know and understanding the Children's Aid Society.WebsiteOntario Women's Justice Network
Shelter MoversThe Shelter Movers of Toronto provides safe, respectful moving services at no cost to persons fleeing abusive households in Toronto, Canada. We envision a Toronto where fleeing abuse is easier, better supported and barrier-free for everyoneWebsiteShelter Movers
Sexual Violence, Education, Awareness and TrainingWestern University Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children resource library. Includes training manuals, papers, reports and prevention materials.WebsiteWestern University