• Vote for Food and Employment Security for Immigrant Women and Their Families

    Vote for Food and Employment Security for Immigrant Women and Their Families

  • CIWA now providing remote services

    CIWA now providing remote services

  • CIWA Partners with City of Chestermere

    CIWA Partners with City of Chestermere

Welcome to CIWA

As of September 20th, CIWA has moved all in-person classes, workshops, and one-on-one services to virtual delivery. All sessions currently held outdoors will remain in-person while maintaining physical distancing. 

Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, with evening hours until 8 PM every Wednesday. If you need help, please call 403-444-1758.

CIWA supports immigrant and refugee women, girls and their families. We have more than 50 programs that can support you with settlement needs, language and employment training, family matters and much more. 

Pre-Employment Skills Program

Program Description 

The program equips immigrant women with the tools, skills and knowledge necessary for a successful job search. 

Program Details

  • One-on-one employment counselling
  • Employment workshops
  • Mock interview sessions
  • Resume critique clinics
  • Computer training
  • Accounting software training
  • Networking Breakfast Meeting

Eligible Clients

The program is available to all immigrant women who are permanent residents, refugees and Canadian citizens with language and cultural barriers.

Additional Program Information

  • Networking Breakfast Meetings give participants the opportunity to meet potential employers, practice networking skills and obtain job search advice
  • Monthly computer training offered in different modules (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook) 
  • Accounting software training available (Simply Accounting and QuickBooks)
  • The program also offers Skill Development and Networking Support for Young Immigrant Women, which focuses on helping young immigrant women between the ages of 15 and 29 prepare for future employment and economic independence through skill development and networking opportunities
    • Through this project, participants can access computer training on topics such as Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint), Google Workspace, cybersecurity, cloud based services and storage, video conferencing, electronic surveys and forms, and Adobe Acrobat DC


Childcare is available (restrictions may apply). First language support is available.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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