Afghan Women's Organization

Site: North York Program Site

Address & Phone Numbers
Office Phone 416-422-2225
Address 747 Don Mills Rd, Bsmt
Toronto, ON M3C 1T2
 
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E-mail & web site
E-Mail awo@afghanwomen.org
Website afghanwomen.org
Execs & Contacts
Primary Contact Fahima Fatah, Manager Language Program (LINC)
Geographical details
Intersection Don Mills Rd and Eglinton Ave E
Access details
Hours COVID19 Update -- Food Bank Mon-Fri 11 am-4 pm, home delivery for seniors, text or call 416-388-8323 to book an appointment

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility Newcomers with a focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English ; Dari ; Farsi ; Pashto ; Uzbek
Fees None
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Description
Description (Service) COVID19 Update -- Food Bank Mon-Fri 11 am-4 pm, home delivery for seniors, text or call 416-388-8323 to book an appointment, limited variety and quantities

Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program -- needs assessment * information and referral * advocacy * orientation * sponsorship of refugees * translation and interpretation * escort * assistance in finding housing * health workshops * heritage language classes * skills upgrading * seniors program for mutual support and education * youth program offering services in settlement, counselling, skills development and social events * Homework Club with individual assistance and group work * citizenship test preparation classes

English as a Second Language / LINC -- participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry * childminding available * day or evening classes

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

Financial Literacy Project -- one month certificate course * individual counselling and orientation sessions

Family Support and mental health services -- parenting sessions * mental health -- support groups, counselling, crisis intervention * Women’s Circle * Make the First Move -- yoga and zumba fitness classes for women

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