About Us

Our Divisions 

  • NewLife Women's Forum
  • NewLife Designs
  • NewLife International Relief
  • NewLife Tutoring (FRENCH and ENGLISH)

Our Mission 

To see women and youth rise to a place of divine accomplishment by fulfilling their purpose,rebuilding their broken lives, and attaining total restoration.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to build up women and young people of virtue through effective support systems.

Our Objectives

Our objective is for women and youth to be able to fulfil their purpose despite life’s challenges andstill create opportunities for the future generation through determination, tenacity, and diligentwork. We envision a world of international brotherhood and sisterhood where wealthy nations, andindividuals can connect to the lives of economically disadvantaged women and young people. Wealso see a world where the lives of past commercial sex traders, unemployed women, anduneducated children are nourished through education and entrepreneurship programs.Furthermore, we envision a world of empowered women which holds numerous opportunities,meaningful life and fulfilled dreams. We also develop our projects with the intention of helpingfamilies spend quality time together while acquiring vocational and entrepreneurial skills.

Our Movement

Our Movement NewLife Project is a Not-for-Profit Organization, founded by Brenda Williams inFreetown, Sierra Leone with the goal of reaching out to economically disadvantaged women. TheProject was birth from an evangelical campaign in 1994 with a dedication to bring new life to at-riskwomen and children. NewLife Project was initially registered as a charitable organization in April2001 with the Government of Sierra Leone under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, andChildren’s Affairs. In 2009, NewLife Project was certified by the Ministry of Education in Sierra Leone.

After recognizing the impact and success of the women’s rehabilitation program, NewLife launchedits Scholarship Trust in June 2009 in the USA with 501(c) 3 Tax Exempt Status. In August of that sameyear, NewLife Project Inc. was registered as a Non-Governmental Organization under the Ministry ofTerritorial Administration in Cote d’Ivoire. Lastly, in August 2014, NewLife Project was registered as aCorporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporation Act. NewLife Project has touched the livesof hundreds of women, men, and children in different communities in Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone,and Ghana through our Vocational Training Programs, Rehabilitation Centre, organized Health Clinicsand International Relief Programs. In Canada, we have established a Centre reaching out to ourimmediate communities, Shelters, women and youth through various programs such as:

Afro-Canadian craft classes

Afro- Canadian craft classes which are geared towards developing skills, self-esteem and confidencein kids and teens. The goal is educating the young generation about the Black culture and its valuesthrough crafts.

French tutoring classes

French tutoring classes for children and adults in the Ottawa/ Gatineau community in order toenhance their French literacy since Canada has two official languages.

New Life Women's World

New Life Women's World Forum is for women in North America. It is a safe place for them to discusstopics that educate and empower them to take the next steps in fulfilling their dreams.

Entrepreneurship program

To provide comprehensive support for beneficiaries to foster gender equality and entrepreneurial culture, the entrepreneurship program provides products for women to set up their own businesses. Also, our online and in-store boutique equally provides the community the necessary products for celebrating Black culture.

Our Purpose

To empower women by conducting seminars, discussion forums to provide strategic tools, resources, and information to promote entrepreneurship and motivate them to take the next step in fulfilling their dreams both in North America and West Africa. This empowerment program is within the division of NewLife Women’s World Forum which is geared towards improving women’s economic independence, financial inclusion and self-esteem.

To provide educational and international relief–in collaboration and consultation with other organizations (Examples: school supplies, literacy, vocational and health training resources) to economically disadvantaged women and youth.

To provide language tutoring (English and French) to help women become bilingual especially for job and business purpose.To build stronger women, families, and communities, and to effect change within their communities through financial management, healthy lifestyles, entrepreneurship, networking, and communication.

To train women and youth, especially immigrants, on how to design and produce artefacts usingAfrican print fabrics and other products in order to empower and assist them in establishing financialand emotional independence in their new lives.

Our Board of Directors 

Our Partners

Over the years, we have partnered with local government and international organizations.Collaborating with other organizations has been a wonderful experience and we have been able to touch so many lives. We are grateful for the support we have received from friends, relatives andsponsors and their concern for the women and youth we support. We are also privileged to be ableto support other organizations and help make a difference in the lives of our beneficiaries.To mention a few, NewLife Project Inc. has partnered with the Government of Canada and theSomali centre for family services in our projects.

Our multifaceted approach emphasizes both general and technical knowledge. Weprovide educational literacy training with special emphasis on French as well asvocation-specific training in African artifact arts and design (Batik/tie dye, tailoring,crafting) and home decor. NewLife sponsor students financially and materiallythrough our Backpack and school supplies drive program. We organize Afro-Canadian craft classes which is geared toward developing skills, self-esteem andconfidence in kids and teens. The goal is educating the young generation about theBlack culture and its values through crafts. In collaboration with Youth Service Bureauand Causeway in Ottawa, providing training and employment for youth and adultsthrough the Youth Job Connect program.  Participants have been easily able toacquire renown jobs in Ottawa at the end of their placement in Newlife ProjectInc.With the help of generous donors of backpack and school supplies NewLifesponsors fifty-two orphans who are victims of the Ebola epidemic and students,promoting education in West Africa.The Project partners with Global Giving on achildhood education project in Grand Lahou, Cote d’Ivoire where over 200 kids arereceiving assistance to further their education. NewLife has equally sponsored severalstudent’s education in Sierra Leone.

Head Office Address: 2000 Thurston Drive, Unit 5, Ottawa Ontario K1G 4K7
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