In response to the recognition that a lot of immigrant women were marginalized either because they were unemployed or underemployed, Tamam McCallum applied for funding to start the Working Women Community Centre in Toronto’s west end. Marcie Ponte – a long time volunteer and staff at the centre – talks to Rise Up about the early days of the Centre, the services offered by the Centre, the immigrant women who used the services, and how the Centre helped to support those immigrant women.
With Marcie Ponte
Interviewed by Sue Colley
Material From the Archive
- INTERCEDE (was taken over by the WWCC)
Material From the Web
- Making the City: Women Who Made a Difference – Fernwood Publishing
- Our story on Marcie Ponte, of Working Women Community Centre, Portuguese Canadian History Project
This project has been made possible in part by Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.