Conversation Clubs for Newcomer Women

A language barrier is one of the most highly reported challenges for newcomer men and women when seeking employment and settling into Canadian culture. Newcomer women often choose to focus on their family when moving to a new country. By the time they feel ready to access available services, they are no longer eligible to receive them.

When newcomer women experience feelings of isolation, lack of language understanding, and systematic discrimination, they are less likely to access critical support services. We are supporting newcomer women in finding their voice in Canadian culture while forming lasting friendships along the way.

We are strengthening her voice.

“Sometimes I find the things people do in Canada so strange, I like that I can bring all my questions to conversation club and have them answered honestly and without judgement.”

What are Conversation Clubs for Newcomer Women?

Conversation Club is a friendly, child safe weekly program for newcomer women to practice their English, learn, engage, and make new friends.

 

Eligibility

Newcomers to Canada who identify as women and who currently reside in the Halifax Regional Municipality are eligible for this program.

 

Conversation Clubs for Newcomer Women Offer

Conversation Clubs offer a safe and supportive atmosphere in various locations with programming designed around the interests of newcomer women. They often involve topics such as Canadian news and culture, community resources and updates, and recipe exchanges.

How to Apply

Advanced registration is not required. Drop-ins are always welcome.

Please contact the Program Coordinator for more information:

flnp@ywcahalifax.com