Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association (CAIWA) is a charitable, not for profit organization committed to the attainment of social, economic, and cultural inclusion of immigrant women and their families in Central Alberta.
CAIWA offers crucial programs and services to the most vulnerable and isolated segment of our community. Our services and outreach make a difference to the lives of thousands of newcomers in our community of Central Alberta.
Why we do it:
Empowered, informed and productive immigrant women will not only contribute to the community today, but will raise, nurture and shape future generations of valuable Canadians that will proudly serve their adopted country.
Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association was incorporated in September 5, 1991 by a group of immigrant women in Red Deer, Alberta. Our target population is immigrant women and their families in Central Alberta.
So far, we have served newcomers from many regions such as: Europe, Middle East, East Asia, Africa, South America and Central America.
“Thank you so much to the CAIWA Staff who stand as our family, friend, mom, dad, or even a brother or a sister to us. Thank you for supporting us all the way to the end and giving us a hand when we needed it the most and to the funders who believe that we are capable to be in this program.”
Ena Joyce “Yna” Barbuco
“I thank all the CAIWA staff for being part of my life and who I am today. The most important thing I learned is how to be confident in myself. I did not have any confidence at the beginning; I didn’t know I would be here today. This program taught me how to believe in myself and that I can achieve whatever I want. I had an amazing experience, I went to a job shadow at the street clinic and I had to help this sweet man remove his cast, clean his arm and then re-bandaged it.”