News & Events

Ottawa Community Foundation Supports New iSisters Community Impact Project

iSisters is very proud to have the support of the Ottawa Community Foundation for its new Community Impact Project in partnership with the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (OCHF) and Britannia Woods Community House (BW). The iSisters Community Impact Project empowers local women in need, often young mothers, with computer and job search skills to overcome unemployment and limited […]

iSisters Proud of Graduates!

iSisters is so very proud of all its graduates! Very recently we celebrated 100% graduation and completion rates at two of our partner centres. We celebrated our student’s successes with 16 graduates from our Career Connections program at partner centre Immigrant Women’s Services Organization (IWSO), and 8 graduates from partner centre Tungasuvvingat Inuit. “The education […]

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 […]

“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

“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

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

“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

“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