Canadian Muslim Women's Institute 3.81

201-61 Juno St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1T1
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About Canadian Muslim Women's Institute

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CMWI is a Family Resource Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba for newcomers and long-term residents to Winnipeg. Founded by a group of community-oriented Muslim immigrant women, the non-profit organisation:
* provides clothing, household items, and food for newcomer families in need
* delivers health and wellness programs that focus on the mental & physical health needs of newcomer women and their families, including: English conversation circles, Mom and Tot programs (activity-based and learn to read English), a female only exercise class, support to parents, a men's sharing circle, outreach services, and other specialised settlement sector programming as needed
* provides a meeting place where all newcomer families can celebrate their culture & heritage
* offers Arabic, Somali and sometimes other language translation and interpretation services
* assists with cultural awareness, educational skills, professional development and employment

CMWI is the first organisation of its kind in Manitoba where Muslim women were both the leaders and participants of their own organisation. CMWI has grown to meet the needs of the growing refugee population in Winnipeg. The goal of the Institute is to promote and empower Muslim women and their families socially, economically and spiritually, within the spirit of Islamic principles. CMWI is run by an elected Board comprised of women of diverse cultures, ages and professions.

Our Vision
1.To create a sense of community that supports and strengthens women and their families.
2.A community where newcomer women and their families are encourage and supported in making informed decisions.
3.To foster sound emotional health, stability and personal development.
4.To achieve self sufficiency and financial independence.

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