Immigrant Women Services Ottawa


Business Number: 131976581RR0001


Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) exists to empower women - women of colour, refugee women, black women – and their families in the City of Ottawa and the surrounding area to achieve their full potential, become productive members of society and participate in the elimination of all forms of abuse against women.


Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) is a non-profit agency that provides counselling and support services to abused immigrant women and their families in Ottawa and its surrounding areas.

What People Are Saying

"I really appreciate all the things you are doing to help me facilitate life and ease the obstacles I have encountered here. I can't imagine living in Canada without you guys! You helped me since my arrival when I was lonely and afraid. Thank you so much for everything."

— IWSO Client

"I went to IWSO not knowing what to say or what to think or how to think. I met a calm worker and from her calmness, I felt strength and tranquility. I felt safe. She helped me start a new beginning when I was lost – a new path built on stability and support. I am very grateful for the service."

— IWSO client

"When I came to Canada, I registered for computer class at IWSO to upgrade my skills in order to find a job. I got the opportunity to volunteer at IWSO and I was able to build many connections during that time. Through that, I could get my professional references and was able to get my current job."

— Alice Matabura

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