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Afghan Women's Organization

Afghan Women's Organization, AWO Scarborough

COVID19 -- settlement workers available by phone or online, to connect with a settlement worker in North York, Toronto, or Scarborough; leave a message at 416-588-3585, or to connect with a settlement worker in Mississauga leave a message at 905-279-3679

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
Community Development
  • Afghan Women's Catering Group, Afghan Sewing Circle, media and overseas projects
Childminding available for clients attending sessions

Food Security Program
  • food package distribution to seniors, families on Wednesdays 11 am-3 pm
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
June 23, 2022
2555 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 211
Toronto, ON, M1K 5J1
Intersection: Midland Ave and Eglinton Ave E
Afghan Women's Organization Site Location: Scarborough Program Site
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Hours of Operation
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm ; Food Security Program Wed 11 am- 3 pm ; some evening and weekend programs
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