The Investing in Women’s Futures (IWF) program provides a range of services and employment supports to help women overcome barriers, increase well-being, build skills and gain employment.

Through the IWF program survivors of gender-based violence and women experiencing social and economic barriers have access to employment readiness and wraparound supports to transition to employment and gain financial independence.

The program expanded in 2023 and is now available at 33 locations across the province.


As a woman seeking assistance with obtaining financial security, the Investing in Women’s Futures program can help you find a range of services and employment supports.

You can contact or visit one of the organizations that offer the program to get help to find life skills and employment training opportunities, as well as gender-based violence supports, if needed.

Services and supports

Services vary from location to location. Contact a location near you to find out what each location offers.

Some examples of services are:

  • safety planning and supportive counselling for women experiencing abuse
  • legal rights and system navigation and referrals
  • life skills workshops
  • financial literacy training
  • personal and professional coaching
  • mentorship
  • self-esteem workshops
  • employment readiness workshops
  • entrepreneurship skills development
  • occupational skills training

Find a location near you

Reach out to one of the organizations that offers the Investing in Women’s Futures program.

City or TownOrganization
BancroftMaggie's Resource Centre of North Hastings
BracebridgeCommunity YWCA of Muskoka
BramptonRoots Community Services Inc.
Elliot LakeCounselling Centre of East Algoma
EtobicokeRexdale Women's Centre
EtobicokeSomali Women and Children's Support Network
HamiltonInterval House of Hamilton
KenoraWomen's Place Kenora
KillaloeCommunity Resource Centre (Killaloe) Inc.
KingstonResolve Counselling Services Canada
KitchenerYMCA of the Three Rivers
MidlandHuronia Transition Homes
NewmarketWomen’s Centre of York Region
North YorkNorth York Women's Centre Inc.
OakvilleThe Women's Centre Halton
OttawaMinwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women's Support Centre
PickeringWomen’s Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre of Durham
ScarboroughScarborough Women's Centre
South RiverWomen's Own Resource Centre
Thunder BayNorthwestern Ontario Women's Centre
Thunder BayPARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
SudburySudbury Women's Centre
TorontoOasis Centre des femmes Inc.
TorontoWorking Women Community Centre
TorontoUp with Women
WellandNiagara Women's Enterprise Centre
WindsorWindsor Women Working with Immigrant Women
WoodstockWomen's Employment Resource Centre
TorontoNative Women’s Resource Centre
Temiskaming ShoresKeepers of the Circle
TorontoTimes Change Women’s Employment Service