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Organization: Afghan Women's Organization  
Phone Numbers: 416-588-3585
Fax: 416-588-4552
150 Consumers Rd, Suite 203
Toronto, ON
M2J 1P9
Intersection: Victoria Park Ave and Sheppard Ave E
Hours: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Wed 9 am-7 pm, Sat 9:30 am-4:30 pm * some evening and weekend programs
Executives: Adeena Niazi - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Fahima Fatah - Manager Language Program (LINC)
Service Description: Settlement services for immigrants and refugees * needs assessment * information and referral * advocacy * orientation * sponsorship of refugees * translation and interpretation * escort * assistance in finding housing * health workshops * mental health -- support groups, counselling, crisis intervention * heritage language classes * skills upgrading * adult literacy classes * seniors program for mutual support and education * youth program offering services in settlement, counselling, skills development and social events

Job Search Workshops (JSW) -- for new immigrants and Convention refugees, legally entitled to work in Canada * 3 or 4 day job search techniques workshops, covering labour market information, access to trades and professions, resume preparation, networking * extensive individual assistance

Community Connections Mentorship Program -- group activities for newly arrived immigrants and refugees of all ages to help orient them to their new community and establish social and professional networks * trained and experienced volunteer mentors assist, with focus on citizenship and civic engagement or skills and career development

Community development including Afghan Women's Catering Group * Afghan Sewing Circle * media and overseas projects

Also Mississauga office 905-279-3679

Services and Programs:

Fees: None
Application: Call or drop in
Eligibility / Target Population: Open to all * focus on newcomers, particularly women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution * Afghan community
Languages: English * Arabic * Dari * Farsi * Pashto * Uzbek
Area Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Ethnocultural Groups
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on December 6, 2018

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