Growing Agency and Voice 

WMS supports newcomers and immigrants to grow agency and voice. Our goal is to empower them to participate, represent, and advocate. 

Finding a Voice

WMS empowers immigrants and newcomers to raise their voice. WMS:

Community Leadership Program

The Community Leadership Program develops the skills, knowledge and confidence to enable newcomers and immigrants to successfully participate in their community. Based on the principles of inclusion, diversity, and equity, it prepares them for volunteering or working in a social/community setting or organization. Topics covered include community, asset-based community development, leadership, communication and facilitation skills for community group work, building consensus, conflict resolution, and community project planning and research.

Volunteering is a great way for newcomers and immigrants to get connected to the people and places where they live and can really help them get established in your new country and community. As a newcomer to Canada, volunteering can provide an opportunity to help others and it can also help find a job in Canada.

Fostering Inclusion

WMS is committed to providing opportunities for newcomers, immigrants and other marginalized, racialized community members to have full involvement in program/service development and delivery, putting them at the centre of all our activities: