Afghan Women's Organization

Site: AWO North York

Service: Afghan Women's Organization, AWO North York

Record #: MET2823
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022
Last Full Update: 23 Jun 2022

Address & Phone Numbers

Office Phone 416-422-2225
Address 747 Don Mills Rd, Unit 200
Suite 203
Toronto, ON
Canada M3C 1T2
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Mailing Address 747 Don Mills Rd, Unit 200 
Suite 203 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M3C 1T2

Execs & Contacts

Alternate Contact Fahima Fatah, Program Manager (LINC); Phone: 416-588-3585 ext 223; Email:

Geographical details

Intersection Don Mills Rd and Eglinton Ave E

Access details

Hours COVID19 Office Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Food Bank Mon-Fri 11 am-4 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 Dari; English; Farsi; Pashto; Uzbek
Fees None
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; barrier-free washroom including door and stall


Description (Service) COVID19 -- 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

Settlement services for immigrants and refugees
  • needs assessment, information and referral, advocacy, orientation, translation and interpretation, escort, assistance in finding housing
  • sponsorship of refugees
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Afghan Women's Catering Group, Afghan Sewing Circle, media and overseas projects
Childminding available for clients attending sessions