URJI Women Support Association of Edmonton

Priority Focus:

  • Support Immigrant and refugee community groups and organizations in creating and delivering projects that address the needs and opportunities identified within their communities.
  • Strengthen the feeling of belonging, foster connections, and support communities.
  • Increase ethnocultural communities participation in political, social, economic, and cultural life in Edmonton.

In response to the evolving needs of our community, the Urji Women Support Association of Edmonton is extending the impactful Employment Training and Support for Women Project to specifically address the unique challenges faced by new immigrant men. This expansion recognizes that immigrant men encounter distinct hurdles during their settlement journey, necessitating tailored assistance for their successful integration into Canadian society.

Community Impact: The Employment Training and Support for New Immigrant Men Project targets the prevalent lack of essential skills hindering new immigrant men from navigating the job market and securing employment. By providing computer literacy training, job application assistance, and fostering economic independence, the program addresses key barriers to successful integration, contributing to community well-being and cohesion.

Project Activities and Timelines:

  • Computer Classes: June 3 – July 15, 2024
  • Arts & Crafts Sewing Classes: July 22 – August 26, 2024
  • Cooking Class: September 2 – December 31, 2024
  • Men’s Awareness: June 3 – September 23, 2024

Beneficiaries: The program aims to benefit new immigrant men within the community by empowering them with essential skills, fostering economic independence, and facilitating cultural adjustment. The inclusive design ensures accessibility for men from diverse ethnic backgrounds, contributing to healthier family dynamics and community participation.

Timeline: June 3, 2024 – December 31, 2024


During the COVID-19 pandemic, our organization received a grant from the Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canadian Red Cross Society (“CRCS”). This financial support allowed the Urji Women Support Association of Edmonton to support the community of the most vulnerable to health, social and economic impacts that COVID-19 created in their lives.

We are very grateful for their support!