Afghan Women's Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services

Afghan Women's Organization, AWO Scarborough

Office open to the public Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm; for information, call 416-266-1777


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, full-time and part-time 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
Food Security Program
  • food package distribution to seniors, families on Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am-3 pm
Community Development
  • Afghan Women's Catering Group, Afghan Sewing Circle, media and overseas projects
Childminding available for clients attending sessions
Newcomers with a focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution
Application Process
Call or visit website for information
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Mailing Address
2555 Eglinton Ave E
Suite 211
Toronto, ON, M1K 5J1
Dari, English, Pashto, Urdu, Uzbek
Program Manager (LINC)
Fahima Fatah
Phone: 416-588-3585
Documents Required
Contact organization for information
Wheelchair accessible -- call for details; parking lot at rear
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Last Updated On
August 18, 2023
2555 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 211
Toronto, ON, M1K 5J1
Cross street: Midland Ave and Eglinton Ave E
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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; Food Security Program Mon, Wed 11 am-3 pm; some evening and weekend programs
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area