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Special Thanks

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W5 would like to take this opportunity to thank Green Shield Canada and its employees for their generous donation. Employees at Green Shield Canada donate $2.00 from each paycheck and at the end of the year, they donate this money to various community service agencies. What a great gift to receive! Your support has helped W5 in its mission to assist those in our community.
We thank you, thank you and thank you!

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33rd Annual Gala

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Special Guest Speaker Joyce Zuk – Joyce is a progressive thinker with dedication towards equity for marginalized persons. Her organization itself speaks for the way that Joyce thinks and acts. Family Services has a suite of programs that deliver services to various marginalized communities, from impoverished youth, to seniors, to persons with mental and physical disabilities and persons struggling financially. As an executive director and a dynamic figure in the community she makes important alliances with organizations dedicated to assist marginalized communities.

MC Comedian Mel Kania – Mel is a mother of 2 daughters. She was born and raised in Windsor and recently married her partner. She started comedy in 2014, and has performed across Ontario and Michigan. She was a finalist in The Border City Comedy Festival, Winning as the wild card in 2014. Mel is very active in the community, sitting on many committees and is an advocate for woman’s rights.
–Stayed tuned for booked Entertainment–

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women – Volunteer Board Member

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The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women – Volunteer Board Member

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWWIW) is a non-profit, community-based organization that assists immigrant, refugee and first generation Canadian women and their families to become full and participating members of Canadian society. WWWWIW has been a strong community organization for the last 33 years and has successfully delivered programs and services throughout.

Our mission:

To assist immigrant and refugee women and their families to become full and participating members of Canadian society.

Our mandate:

– To provide a welcoming and supportive space for newcomers and first generation Canadians.

– To support the settlement and advancement of newcomers and first generation Canadians.

– To identify and eliminate systemic barriers faced by immigrants and refugees.

– To provide culturally sensitive settlement services focusing on the needs of newcomers and  first generation Canadians.

The Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women is especially interested in candidates with the following background and experience:

– Experience in good governance

– Knowledge/understanding of the non-profit sector

– Law

– IT

– Accounting

– Experience in Fundraising

Directors are elected for a two-year term, and are expected to attend Board Meetings held 11 months of the year.  Participation in Board Committees may also be required.  Meetings are held at the organization’s premises (located at 1368 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON N8X 1J9).

Nominees for election to the Board  must be a member of the organization at least 30 days prior to the election of Directors at the Annual General Meeting held in July each year.

Please send your resume and application to Christine Lucier at: president@wwwwiw.org

Judge Norman Vachon will be helping newcomers understand the Citizenship Process

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-Judge Norman Vachon will be helping newcomers understand the Citizenship
Process-

Appointed Citizenship Judge for Windsor, Ontario in December 2012, Judge
Vachon completed nearly 25 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. His
first RCMP posting in 1989 was in Rouyn-Noranda Québec followed by
assignments in Montréal, Roberval and, most recently, in Sudbury where he
was in charge of the Financial Integrity Section, conducting Federal
Government Fraud Investigations in Northern Ontario. In 2008 Judge Vachon
received the RCMP Long Service Award, for 20 years of “Long Service and Good
Conduct”. Judge Vachon also served as a Military Policeman in the Canadian
Armed Forces for seven years working out of CFB Kingston, Ontario and CFB
St-Hubert, Quebec. From 2004 to 2012 Judge Vachon was a part time teacher at
College Boreal in Sudbury. Throughout his career, Judge Vachon has
volunteered in the communities he served, by organizing numerous RCMP
Musical Ride charity events and coaching children’s hockey and baseball
teams.

Workshops and Immigration News

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-Workshops and Immigration News-

June 2015

Upcoming Workshops
Citizenship Preparation Workshops with Support in Arabic begin at our East End location
Citizenship Preparation Classes begin at our East End location
G1 Drivers Preparation Courses begin at our East End location

Immigration News June 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched the new Express Entry program to manage applications for permanent residences, based on certain economic considerations who wish to immigrate to Canada

On January 1st, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has increased the Citizenship application fee from $300 to $530

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