Please join us at our Special Friday Centennial Luncheon

On January 18, 2013 at The Fairmont  Royal York, Upper Canada Room


The Rotary Club of Toronto Centennial Award of $100,000 granted to

Working Women Community Centre for its innovative Program:

  “  The Women’s Meeting Place”

The Centennial Award of  The Rotary Club of Toronto has provided working women with an important space for an underserved group in the city- immigrant women. The Woman’s Meeting Place will provide immigrant women and their families access to a safe and welcoming place to come together, build skills, and support each other as they settle into the Toronto  community. It will provide a supportive environment for both formal programming and informal connections.  Marcie Ponte, Working Women’s Executive Director states, “Too often newcomers remain isolated because they cannot afford to rent space to come together as a community group.”

Working Women Community Centre has been serving immigrant women for over 35 years providing a myriad of programs and services including: settlement counseling, employment training and placement, language instruction, women’s support groups, and community engagement initiatives.

Working Women is well-known for making immigrant women feel they not only have a right but a responsibility to realize their full potential. Contributing to the community has always been a cornerstone of the agency’s mission. The Women’s Meeting Place will act as a hub for many of the agency’s community engagement activities.

The creation of The Women’s Meeting Place marks the first collaboration between the Rotary Club of Toronto and Working Women Community Centre and hopefully the beginning of more to come.