News & Events

In Memoriam: Lucya Spencer

Lucya Spencer, a pioneer in providing services to immigrant women and children, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ms. Spencer, the former executive director and co-founder of the Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO), was an outstanding leader who during her career consistently advanced issues that impacted the lives of immigrant women […]

The Wesley Clover Foundation Continues its Support of iSisters

iSisters is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Wesley Clover Foundation. The Wesley Clover Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Wesley Clover International. Funds from the Foundation will support both our Hope Ventures and Career Connections programs. The Wesley Clover Foundation is a private, not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation operated as an extension to […]

Walmart Canada supports iSisters through Local Community Grant Program

iSisters is grateful to Walmart Canada for awarding it a $1,000 community grant. Through funding of local non-profit organizations, Walmart Canada is proud to support programs that have an impact in the neighbourhoods where their associates live and work. As one of the largest retailers in Canada, Walmart considers it their responsibility to make a […]

iSisters Thanks Individual Donor, Mike Tierney, for his Generous Gift

iSisters gratefully announces the the generous gift of $5,000 from Mr. Mike Tierney. Mr. Tierney’s commitment, on his own to our worthy venture, will allow iSisters to begin the planning and development of a new program in partnership with the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (OCHF), the largest social housing provider in Ottawa. A supporter of […]

Grey Birch Foundation Grants Funds for Partner Expansion Program

iSisters is pleased to announce the Grey Birch Foundation’s donation of $10,000.  This is the Foundation’s second generous gift in two years. Funds from Grey Birch Foundation will continue to support the iSisters Partner Expansion Program (PEP) at our community partner, Tungasuvvingat Inuit.  The goal for the PEP remains to formalize and expand our partnerships […]

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“I am taking the iSisters level 3 computer course and have found it very, very useful.  It has opened many, many locked doors in front of me. I have a new job.  They gave...

Sarah, iSisters student

“As a result of our partnership with iSisters, Youville Centre has been able to integrate technology into the curriculum and provide our young mothers with computer opportunities to enhance their future studies and careers....

Judith Sarginson, Executive Director, Youville Centre

I am a computer student in the iSisters course taught by Zahide.  I find the course extremely helpful.  Zahide explains the material step by step.   It is very helpful as the skills are very...

Charmaine, iSisters graduate

“The purpose of this letter is to tell everybody how the computer course has helped me in achieving my goals. Right now I am taking a Masters course at Ottawa University where I need...

Yaquelin, iSisters student

“Cornerstone offers a variety of programs and services that we hope one day will enable women to move out of the shelter with a tool box full of skills.  One of these programs is...

Transition worker, Cornerstone