Fact Sheet

Get the Facts About EHCW

Guided by a vision of women, seniors and newcomers achieving their full potential, the Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women works to empower them to succeed so that they can enjoy all the rights and benefits of living in Canada. We do this by providing services that focus on promoting healthy families, community relationships and economic self-sufficiency.


Key Statistics

  • 25,000 – number of residents who can access our services at our new head office
  • 14,953 – number of times the clients visited our satellite office in Vaughan in 2014-15
  • 3,662 – number of times participants visited the Centre for Art Programs in 2014-15
  • 1,499 – number of new clients who used our settlement services in 2014-15
  • 700 – number of cases of domestic violence and abuse handled and resolved since 2013
  • 900 – number of people we employ as freelance interpreters or translators at RivInt Interpretation and Translation Services, our social enterprise
  • 395 clients accessed employment services in 2014-15




2350 Finch Ave West, Unit D

Toronto, ON

M9M 2C7



133 Fieldstone Drive

Woodbridge, ON

L4L 0A1




For Women

-One-on-One Counselling

-Settlement Counselling

-Domestic Violence-Reduce Abuse

-Financial Literacy

-Employment Services


For Seniors


-Dance for Seniors

-Tai Chi

-ESL Classes and English Café

-Computer Lessons and Lab

-Community Kitchen and Garden

-Arts and Crafts



For Youth

-Giving Responsibility to Youth

-March Break and Summer Programs


Social Enterprises


-Rivint Interpretation and Translation Services

-Peacock Art Studio


Check our art pieces for sale on ETSY website



Book published in 2014 – Violence Against Women: All Pervading.  The book is available from all Toronto and Vaughan Libraries.  Copy of the book can be picked up free of charge from the ehcw head office.

Over 85 stories on cases of domestic violence published in Gujarat Express Weekly News

DVD Production on civic participation – A Canadian Experience