Immigrant Women create the Working Women Community Centre, 1975

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

Still from video of Marcie Ponte


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This project has been made possible in part by Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.