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"Project Diploma is a community-based effort to make higher education more prevalent in the Portuguese-Canadian community"

News Release

Working Women Community Centre and Project Diploma are pleased to announce that they have merged their programs in order to better serve the community.


May 29, 2006 Working Women Community Centre and Project Diploma today announce that they have agreed to merge their programs under the direction of ON YOUR MARK.  These two valuable programs share a common purpose of advancing the educational achievement of children of Portuguese-speaking descent.

“This merger is  an example of how like- minded organizations can and should come together to support one another for the betterment of the community. Working Women Community Centre is extremely excited about this historical partnership and welcomes Project Diploma and its members to WWCC” says Marcie Ponte, Executive Director, WWCC.

“Partnerships are important to us,” says Maggie Uncao, Chair of Project Diploma. “The merger of both organizations demonstrates a unified and enthusiastic commitment to the students and parents in our community. It will strengthen our ability to ensure that all students receive the support and assistance they may require in achieving academic success and in making informed choices about their future.”       

On Saturday June 3rd ON YOUR MARK will be holding its annual graduation (see attached)
At this event WWCC and Project Diploma will be signing the merger agreement. All are invited to join them at Bloor Collegiate ( east of Dufferin ) from 12noon to 2p.m. to witness this historical event.

Working Women Community Centre, an organization based in Toronto, has been providing immigrant women and their families with opportunities to improve their lives through self-development and community actions since 1976. 

For More Information please visit the Working Women Community Centre site at:


or contact:

Marcie Ponte, Executive Director, Working Women Community Centre
(416) 532-2824 ext 42