Women working with immigrant women (WWIW)
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2725

Abstract:  WOMEN WORKING WITH IMMIGRANT WOMEN (WWW) is an umbrella organization for agencies and women working with immigrant women in Metro Toronto. Its main goals are to promote the self-determination of immigrant women, to provide a forum for information sharing and referral, and to engage in social action related to the needs of immigrant women.

The Health Committee of WWIW has produced an updated (1982) "Physicians Services Directory for Immigrant Women," and has translated into Spanish and Italian and the Addiction Research Foundation slide tape "Women and the Use of Mood-Altering Drugs."

The Labour Committee works with unions, community agencies, and with the community at large to discuss the reailty of immigrant women in the workplace and the response of the organized labour movement, and to look for solutions. The Education Committee addresses problems that immigrant women and their children face in relation tothe school system particularly language acquistion and streaming.

WWIW produces a quarterly newsletter, as well as slide-tape shows and videos on issues relevant to immigrant women.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.
See also CX2350.

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