Nurturing a healthy community that protects and supports women of every culture.

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WE ARE DEDICATED TO THE UPLIFTMENT OF ALL WOMEN

The International Women of Purpose Cultural Association (IWOPCA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to empower, educate and celebrate women from diverse cultural backgrounds. We believe that diversity is not about how we differ but about embracing one another’s uniqueness. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive community where women can share their stories, learn from each other and grow together. We also advocate for social justice and human rights for women. Our vision is to see a world where every woman can fulfil her potential and purpose.

One of our focus is promoting inclusive and accessible workplaces for individuals with disabilities. We will be raising awareness about the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In fostering inclusive work environments, WOPCA’s focus will be on promoting inclusive and accessible workplaces for individuals with disabilities. Our plan is to provide employer support and accommodate employers to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal opportunities for career development.

IWOPCA started because our founder Dr Love Nwigwe saw a need for women in the immigrant communities just moving to Canada, who struggled to find resources like; where to go for credentialing, where to find ingredients to prepare cultural food, and where to go for social support. 

Dr Love has always enjoyed being part of a community of women who support each other and share their passions. That’s why she decided to start a group where she can bring women together for socializing, and as needs arose in the lives of other women, we found ways to meet those needs. Whether it was helping a single mother with groceries, offering a shoulder to cry on, or organizing a social visit for a lonely senior, we were there for each other.

One of the things that brought us closer was our love for African culture. We learned about the history, music, art, and cuisine of different African countries. We also gave African dance lessons, cooking lessons, childcare for working mums and fundraising for widows and orphans in Africa. We felt connected to our roots and our sisters across the ocean. We also had fun and made lasting memories.

Through our group, we have not only enriched our lives but also made a positive impact on the lives of others. We raised awareness and funds for various causes that affect women, such as education, health, and human rights. We also sponsored several children and families who needed our help. We were amazed by the stories of resilience and courage that we heard from them. We realized how much we have in common and how much we can learn from each other.

Services to our community

  • Movie development/drama
  • International food preparation
  • Conflict resolution/mediation restorative justice
  • Mental health counseling & mentorship for people of African descent
  • Child care for families in need
  • Committment to addressing systemic bias & barriers
  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Anti-racism coaching
  • Supporting grieving families