About Us

Focus for Ethnic Women (FEW) was established as a not-for-profit agency in 1987 for the Waterloo Region, one of Canada’s most culturally diverse communities. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors and is staffed by women dedicated to helping immigrant women succeed in Canadian society.

Over the years, our programs and services have changed, but what always remains the same is FEW’s commitment to improve the lives of immigrant women and support them achieving their employment opportunities. We believe in their individual talents and seek to maximize their potential.

We are dedicated to helping visible minority and immigrant women as they strive to succeed in Canadian society. Our services are free, and they include:

  • Career Exploration & Counselling
  • Skills Training
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume & Cover Letters
  • Computer Training
  • Industrial Sewing  Training
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Leadership and Personal Development Workshops
  • Healthy lifestyles drop-in groups
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Customer Service Training
  • Self-Employment Start-Up

Come visit our office to speak to learn more about our programs, to speak to an employment counsellor, to use our high-speed internet for your job search, and to utilize our resource library.

Our Logo

The circle symbolizes our unity of purpose

The globe represents our different ethnic backgrounds

The colours black and white represent our cultural diversity

The female symbol represents our commitment to women

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