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Monday, January 27 • 10:10 - 11:25
(Carousels) Plenary Table 06: Women Connecting with Women: Counselling in Settlement Agencies

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Launched in June 2018, Skills for Change offers Women Connecting with Women (WCW) crisis counselling and an educational support services program. By supporting and empowering newcomer women, WCW improves psychological and physical well-being, provides life skills and referrals to community services, and promotes adjustment to life in Canada. Qualified staff provide intersectional, anti-oppression, client-centred individual counselling, workshops and support groups.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How the trauma experienced by service users affects outcomes;
  • How wellness/self-care support services result in improved program outcomes;
  • How agencies can work collaboratively to address service gaps

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Narges Khazraei

WCW Counsellor, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
Narges Khazraei is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Master's in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Narges supports and empowers newcomer women in the WCW program, providing personal counselling, workshops and support groups.
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Grace Ryu

Supervisor, Skills for Change of Metro Toronto
Grace Ryu is a Supervisor at Skills for Change. Grace supervises the Women Connecting with Women program and her areas of research and interest are diversity and access initiatives in the community and higher education.


Monday January 27, 2020 10:10 - 11:25
Level 3: Plenary | 3e étage : Salle plénière