Supporting immigrant women in improving their living conditions and facilitating their integration into Quebec.
After two years of meeting in the Afrika Centre, the city granted them space in the Parc-Extension district in 1990. Although initially dedicated to immigrant women of African descent, Afrique au Féminin, in light of the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood, broadened its scope of intervention and became a meeting place for all women of various origins and their families. Thus, although its services are specifically geared towards women immigrants, the Centre is open to all women, regardless of age, language, color and religion.
Who are we?
- Welcome, inform and refer women to appropriate resources as needed;
- Ensure active listening to women;
- Break the isolation of immigrant women and foster their integration into the host society;
- Provide a meeting place and exchange for women to enhance their self-esteem;
- Fight against exclusion, poverty and all forms of violence against women and their children;
- Defend and promote the rights and interests of women;
- Give women tools to regain power over their lives and facilitate their social and economic integration.
Our values direct us in our work to create a place where every women can flourish and express herself regardless her age, language, race, country of origin or religion.