Local Student Entrepreneurs Support IWSO
IWSO partners with Coastify in the support of Immigrant and Racialized Women in the City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON – June 4, 2021… Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) today announced that they have partnered with Coastﬁy, a Junior Achievement Company Program that allows high school students to create their own business from scratch with the help of mentors.
Coastify’s Corporate Responsibility Oﬃcer, Jurie Albatnuni said, “Each year we are tasked with ﬁnding an organization to partner with that we can share a percentage
of our proﬁts with and spread awareness about the organization’s cause. This year Coastify has chosen IWSO because we align and agree with their mission and we want to support women and their families that are going through rough times.”
“We were thrilled that this group of talented students chose Immigrant Women Services Ottawa as their charity of choice. Being recognized by students in our community is very gratifying. It’s excellent that the youth in Ottawa realize the challenges of immigrant and racialized women and help share the information with their friends and family,” said Mercy Lawluvi, Executive Director of IWSO.
IWSO includes a multi-disciplinary team (crisis counsellors, professional language interpreters, settlement and integration counsellors, and volunteers) oﬀering comfort and support to immigrant and racialized women in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.
The Junior Achievers Company Program is a hands-on program where students learn the risks and rewards of starting a business and how to build positive relationships with the community. They solve real business challenges, learn how to incorporate their business, appoint a management team that will best enable them to achieve their company’s mission, and much more. You can ﬁnd more information about the program
About Immigrant Women Services Ottawa:
The mandate of (IWSO) is to empower immigrant and racialized women in the City of Ottawa and surrounding areas to participate in the elimination of all forms of abuse against women; to provide culturally responsive services which will facilitate their access to community and mainstream services and provide other services/programs which will assist immigrant women in their journey to attain their full potential. Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is a community-based agency serving immigrant and racialized women. We create opportunities for women as they integrate into a new society, rebuild their lives free of violence, and achieve their personal goals.
About The JA’s Company Program:
Over a four-month period, JA’s Company Program teaches grade 9-12 students how to organize and operate a real business. Volunteers from the local business community work with students to launch and run a small enterprise. This gives students the real-world skills and experience that they need to achieve their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. By the end of Company Program, students will understand how to run a successful business enterprise. This will give them conﬁdence and empower them to become Canada’s future CEOs.