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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Supports IWSO with Capital Funding

Mercy Lawluvi,
Executive Director
(613) 729-3145 

Wawanesa Insurance

Laura Salonia
Recovery Care Supervisor
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Comp.
1-844-929-2637 ext: 7007868

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company shows it’s support with a donation of $10,000 to assist IWSO with capital costs

Ottawa, ON – September 10, 2021… Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) today announced that they have received a donation of $10,000 from The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.  This donation will be used towards the capital cost of improvement to our office space at our Ottawa location. 

Laura Salonia, Recovery Care Supervisor for The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company said, “On behalf of  Wawanesa, looking after one another is Wawanesa’s purpose and we’re thrilled to donate $10,000 towards IWSO.  We know the funds will help to upgrade your space where you work tirelessly to end all violence against women.”

“We are grateful to The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company for the support and encouragement shown by them in our endeavours to provide immigrant and racialized women and their families in the City of Ottawa and the surrounding area with the supports and tools to achieve their full potential as members of Canadian society.  The $10,000 has been specifically earmarked for capital costs that will significantly improve or office space for not only our staff but also the women and children we serve.” said Mercy Lawluvi, Executive Director of IWSO.

Thao Duong, Manager, Settlement and Integration Services said, “When staff and clients are able to return to IWSO office post Covid, the improvements will not only be more hygienic for the women we serve but the space will be more welcoming for the women who often come to us traumatized from the domestic abuse they have suffered here and abroad.

IWSO includes a multi-disciplinary team (crisis counsellors, professional translators, settlement and integration counsellors, and volunteers) offering comfort and support to immigrant and racialized women in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

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 Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company:

Wawanesa has a long history dating back to 1896, originating in the town of Wawanesa, Manitoba. We have grown from our humble roots into a diversified multi-national insurance company with over 3,000 employees across 9 regions.  We take pride in building on our history while being leaders in the modern insurance industry and provide ever increasing numbers of policyholders with excellent products and services.  Our mutual ownership structure both allows us and requires us to take a steady and prudent approach to balancing growth and financial strength.  Wawanesa Insurance continues to grow and serve its policyholders in Canada and the United States, guided by the same values instilled in our company since 1896.

Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
219 Argyle Avenue, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2H4
Tel: 613-729-3145
Fax: 613-729-9308