Afghan Women's Organization

Record #: MAL0079
Last Modified: 16 May 2019
Last Full Update: 16 May 2019

Record Details

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Description & Services

Alternate Name AWO
Description Afghan women's group * offers LINC (Language Instructor to Newcomers to Canada) classes for women (Literacy to Level 5) * settlement services (ISAP) * literacy classes for women * Heritage Language Classes (Dari) * Afghan Senior's Group * youth and family workers * child minding services available to program participants * day or evening classes 
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 training and 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  
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
Hours Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Eligibility Newcomers with a focus on women, their families, refugees and people who have experienced war or persecution
Fees None
Languages English ; Arabic ; Dari ; Farsi (Persian) - Urdu; Hindi; Arabic ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Urdu

Contact Information

Address & Map
Unit 302 Confederation Pkwy N, Mezzanine 1
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Z6
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Intersection N off Dundas St W, W of Hurontario St (Hwy 10)
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 905-279-3679
Toronto 416-588-3585
Fax 905-279-4691
Toronto 416-588-4552
Primary Contact Fauzia Khan, Manager Settlement, Mississauga; Phone: 905-279-3679
Primary Executive Adeena Niazi, Executive Director; Phone: 416-588-3585; Email:

Other Details

Funding Federal
Service Level (50) Non Profit

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