Agency Referral Form

Thank you for your interest in referring your client to Up With Women / Exponenti’elles! We want to make sure the program is a good experience and the right fit for your client. Please review our eligibility criteria and if you have any questions, please reach out at

Eligibility criteria: Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply. There is an interview process to determine best fit.


Housing: The applicant has some kind of stable housing (transitional housing is considered stable housing.

Income: The applicant is earning or receiving some kind of regular income (social assistance, employment income, etc.) but with a current lived experience of poverty 

(Note: income assessment is based on personal income only) 

Health & Safety: The applicant has reached a point of stability in health and safety where they can commit to a year-long, intensive program.


Fluency: The applicant has an English or French proficiency of LINC 6 or higher


To note: The applicants must be 18+ but there is no upper age cap and seniors are welcome to apply. We have no education requirements and no immigration/status requirements, but the applicant must be living in Canada.


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