Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL (MWONL)

Box #9, Nuport Building
44 Torbay Road
St. John’s, NL A1A 2G4

Tel: (709) 726-0321
Fax: (709) 726-0322

Yamuna Kutty and Kaberi Debnath
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To deliver specialized services that facilitate the integration and full participation of women and their families in the community. Women from diverse immigrant backgrounds are empowered to achieve their goals of advancing towards equality and becoming contributing members of our Canadian society. This gender-based organization delivers culturally appropriate services for the women and families who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD).

Target population:

Immigrant women and their families.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

MWONL provides professional, gender-based, culturally competent, comprehensive services to meet the diverse needs of immigrant women and their families. Programs and services are easily accessible and are offered by skilled and dedicated staff supported by committed board members and volunteers. Programs and services include:

  • Events and Workshops
  • Women-Centered Support Program for Those Who Have Experienced Relationship Abuse
  • Women’s Empowerment Services Through Everyday English Practice
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Leadership and Skills Development
  • Basic Computer Training
  • Career Development and Employment Support
  • Violence Prevention & Referral
  • Professional Social Work, Diversity Counseling and Support
  • Seniors and Youth programs
  • Resource directory (a listing of interpreters)
  • Newsletter
  • Community Partnership
  • Community Education & Awareness Sessions
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Trans-Cultural Competency & Awareness (TCCA) Training
    • Designed for human services providers of non-profit, business and government organizations including health care, academic institutions, women’s centers, daycare workers, social workers, anti-violence workers, law and enforcement, department of justice and others working in an increasingly culturally diverse environment in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • The materials and resources for the training were designed by immigrants from an immigrant perspective.
    • Enables the human service providers to be better equipped in serving the various ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups to develop awareness of diversity, thus helping them to offer more effective services to the immigrant population of our province.
    • Please contact for details.