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Organization: Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre - Riverdale Hub  
Phone Numbers: 416-465-6021
Riverdale Hub
1326 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON
M4L 1Z1
Intersection: Greenwood Ave and Gerrard St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Nuzhath Leedham - Executive Director
416-465-6021 ext 3095 *
Service Description: Information and referral * counselling -- family, group, crisis and assaulted women * family violence education * advocacy * settlement services -- referrals to legal, housing, health, immigration and employment services * form filling * life skills * job search skills * community economic development

Essential Pathways to Employment Program (EPE) -- 8 week program * in-depth skills analysis * action plan development * skills and workplace training * childminding and transportation assistance available through Toronto. Employment and Social Services -- see separate entry

Violence Against Women/Youth Program -- individual counselling for crisis, abuse, assault and trauma * safety plans * stress management, assertiveness training * escort to legal appointments * group and one-on-one counselling for youth experiencing any kind of violence including bullying, child abuse, harassment, girl-on-girl violence, date rape * space for immigrant and refugee youth of colour to explore their cultural identity and sense of belonging in Canada

Volunteer and Student Placement Program -- job placements to build skills and gain experience * opportunities in social or settlement services, counselling support, employment help, office administration or reception, marketing and outreach

Global Pantry catering service * Social Gardener Cafe * social enterprises

Fees: Free -- counselling and employment programs
Application: Essential Pathways to Employment Program -- referral through Toronto. Employment and Social Services
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults 16 years and older * focus on immigrant women and their families * Essential Pathways to Employment Program -- all Ontario Works (OW) recipients, men and women
Languages: English * French * Arabic * Bengali * Chinese (Cantonese) * Chinese (Mandarin) * Farsi * Hindi * Punjabi * Spanish * Urdu
Language Notes: interpreter available
Area Served:
East York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, Toronto  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Employment Assistance
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Volunteer Referral Networks

This information was last completely updated on August 21, 2018

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