Resource Directory for Immigrant & Refugee Women


Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society

Counselling services are non-judgmental and offered in the same language and culture of the participant. Offers individual counselling, group counselling, and support groups. Some services also offered over the phone. 

Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society

We provide groups for children and their caregivers. These groups help children to develop their communication skills and foster their interest in developmentally appropriate activities and increase their social contacts. Caregivers explore community resources, learn how to promote healthy family relationships, and become aware of cross-cultural differences in parenting. Our individual and group counselling services focus on facilitating communication between family members, and between families and other agencies and institutions.

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Health and Wellness

North Shore Multicultural Society

Learn how to access care in your community and share it with your family

Participants will learn:

  • Health and wellness information for women and the community

  • Confidence and motivation to access health services

  • Social network and support

Who can attend?

  • Immigrant women who are over 18

  • North Shore residents

  • Women interested in the health care system, who can commit to attending all the training sessions and share what they learn with their families

  • Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens and Convention Refugees


North Shore Women's Centre

The North Shore Women's Centre's Health and Wellness program provides a broad range of health and wellness services, including:


Legal Services

Battered Women's Support Services

This toolkit has been developed by Immigrant women for other Immigrant women going through the legal system. This resource is for all Immigrant women who have experienced violence and are going through the legal system. Even if you have not experienced violence, but are going through the legal system, this toolkit may be helpful. 

Immigrant Legal

Free legal information, education, and resources for newcomers to Canada and the people working with them. Services offered in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Farsi, and Punjabi. Services include:

  • Legal advocacy

  • Legal dictionary

  • Free/low-cost lawyers

Legal Services Society (LSS)

Provides information in English, French, traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Spanish, and Farsi about what legal aid is, the services LSS provides, the court system, and abuse.

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North Shore Crisis Services Society

The Multicultural Outreach Services Program (MOS) provides services to adult women who have escaped or who are at risk of abuse, violence or threats.  Service is open to women living in the North Shore area and to women who have resided at SAGE House.  Multicultural Outreach provides culturally sensitive services to a diverse clientele with a focus on immigrant and refugee women.  NSCSS collaborates with other multicultural service providers and can provide services in English, Farsi and Dari, as well as provide interpreter services in other languages.

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