Open to Latin American women. This program is beneficial for social interaction, health and language education and learning about Canadian culture.


Compass Community Health438 Hughson St N.

Meeting Times:
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Year-round.

Goals of Program:

  • To enhance the physical, emotional and mental health of participants.
  • To foster social networks and break isolation among participants.
  • To facilitate the process of adjustments and integration of participants and their families into Canadian society.
  • To enable immigrant women to perform the language tasks of everyday life, even before greater competence in English has been achieved.

Description of Program (activities, participants, etc.):

  • The program is offered in Spanish and is facilitated by a professional from the Latin American community. The program is supported by the Multicultural Peer Support Worker and supervised by the Multicultural Health Manager.
  • The participants identify their needs and interest and an agenda for the next six-months is developed (food, nutrition, and health issues).
  • Health-related topics include: active living, dental hygiene, the health care system, introductions to community resources (i.e., libraries and recreation centres).
  • Adult education techniques are used, including group discussions, cooking demonstrations, audio/visual, group outings and role playing.
  • Snacks, childcare and bus tickets are provided.

For more information, please contact: Nora Melara-Lopez: 905-523-6611 ext. 2012