Empowering Newcomer Immigrant/Refugee

Notes & Ideas

  • Gaps in status affect access to resources, safety and health (social, language barriers and more)
  • Abuse from supervisors
  • Newcomers bringing pre-immigration challenges with them
  • Know yourself and time your time to learn about your new reality
  • Micro aggressive racism not involved in process- subtle
  • Racism, Micro-Aggression


  • Barriers for immigrant women?
  • How can we improve integration systems?


  • More systems in place at University and colleges
  • Respect vision that women have for their lives
  • Period of redefining who they are now
  • Women who are interested in trade need more information
  • Processes in place for recording claims of abuse and racism

Take Aways

Listen and ask women what they want and what is their journey?