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New Location, New Partnership for North York Women’s Centre


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Great news! North York Women’s Centre has signed a co-location and back office service agreement with The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) and has moved to 116 Industry Street.

With this agreement, NYWC joins a group of partners including North York Harvest Food Bank and Weston King Neighbourhood Centre in sharing space and delivering services to the local community and beyond.

Doorway of the LEF building

Doorway of the LEF building


116 Industry Street sign: LEF; Skills training programs; Employment Ontario: Immigrant Settlement Services (ISAP); Donald C. MacDonald Childcare Centre

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Who is LEF?

LEF is a multi-service, community economic development agency that offers employment services, skills training, language training, childcare services and supports for children and families, newcomer services, and community enterprise programs.

Why partner with LEF?

This relocation allows NYWC to expand the support it currently offers, while maintaining the unique programs, identity and commitment it has to opening doors for women. Now women in North and West Toronto will be more effectively connected to the services they need on their path to success.

Awnings and bench outside LEF; Awnings say: "Settlement, Jobs and more...116 Industry St."

Awnings and bench outside LEF

This partnership also preserves our independent governance. The significant decision to partner with LEF was the result of a comprehensive process of stakeholder discussions, meetings with potential partners and continuous consultations with NYWC’s Board of Directors and its Exploring Integration Opportunities Task Force.

Learn about the partnership process

When is NYWC relocating?

Programs that began in April 2015 and later are being offered at the new site, 116 Industry Street. Drop-in services are now available in the new location.   NYWC’s administrative offices will officially move to 116 Industry Street by May 15, 2015.

Learn about NYWC’s upcoming programs