Intergenerational Bonding Sessions!

Dear community members,

SAWRO will be hosting monthly community wide, open-discussion sessions with an aim to reduce the social isolation and intergenerational gap among families in the Taylor Massey-Oakridge neighbourhood. This is a great opportunity to bond with people from other generations, by sharing and talking about cultural significances for each generqation and take part in interactive activities over a social gathering. We encourage this community’s youth-girls, mothers and grandmothers to attend these sessions that will cover a range of topics, including civic engagement, healthy living, women’s empowerment and gender roles.  The three scheduled sessions will be on October 19th, November 23rd and January 25th, at Oakridge Community Centre @ 63 Pharmacy Ave, M1L 3E7, from 4 to 7pm.
 
Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing or calling SAWRO. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. 
 
SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org 

Career Exploration Workshop!

Dear community members,

SAWRO has been conducting free Summer Academic Tutoring Program for Youth in Secondary and Youth transitioning to Post-Secondary Education. This program has been focused on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). To conclude this program, we are organizing a Career Exploration Workshop on August 24, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm. We are inviting our community members, especially the youth, to attend this workshop.
 
Our youth coaches will be going over university and college application process during this workshop.
 
We will also have community’s champions at this workshop to who will share their career journeys and successes with our community’s youth to help them achieve their career goals
 
Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing or calling SAWRO. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. 
 
SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

SAWRO Annual General Meeting 2019

Dear Members,

SAWRO is a grassroots member-led non-profit community-based organization operated by community women to serve our community. Every year, our members select and decide our team of officers and board members through a member voting process. We believe in accountability and transparent leadership and request our members to participate in the process on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at the Oakridge Community Center (63 Pharmacy Ave).
To be an eligible voter, you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility as a voter and if you are interested in voting, please contact us and speak to our Advisory Board.
If you are interested in applying for nomination as a Trustee Board m member, Advisory Board member, or other positions within the organization, please contact the nominating committee chair to review eligibility and the application process.

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
-SAWRO Nominating Comittee
416.686.0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

SAWRO Summer Festival!

You are invited to SAWRO’s annual Summer Festival Mela! This year we will be presenting to you a mosaic of multicultural performances bought to you by your very own community singers, dancers and artists! There will be fun-filled food, clothing and game stalls, so bring your friends and family and come witness this spectacular event on…
Saturday, July 27th @ Oakridge Community Center Parking Lot, 63 Pharmacy Ave. from 10 AM – 9 PM.
We hope to see you all there!
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE EVENT!

For interest and inquiries regarding performances, stalls, volunteering opportunities, and sponsorship please contact:

Sultana Jahangir: 647-857-9153
Shapla Syeda Yesmin: 647-472-4260

sawro.office@gmail.com
416-686-0701

UPDATE: SAWRO Ramadan Schedule

UPDATE: SAWRO Ramadan Schedule

Dear Community,

Early Ramadan Mubarak for those who will be observing Ramadan starting next week.  We would like to notify community members of the change in our service hours for the month of May (and into June until Eid). 

Our office hours from May 5- June 4 will be as follows:

Monday-Friday:  9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
* We will remain closed on Sunday

Please call us ahead to request appointments with our peer workers. 

Sincerely, 
SAWRO Admin
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com 

SAWRO is Hiring Summer Student!

Attn Community Members,

South Asian Women’s Rights Organization has announced a Student Hiring Opportunity for the duration of Summer 2019. SAWRO is seeking to hire 4 post-secondary, full-time students for a Youth Coordinator, IT Intern, Financial Literacy Instructor, and STEM Tutor position. Please be directed to the attached document for the eligibility and qualification criteria. If you are interested in applying for a position, see the ‘To Apply’ instructions (in the attached document). Our administration and Hiring Committee will get back to you as soon as possible.

https://dwjobnet.files.wordpress.com/…/summer-student-job-o…

Best Regards, 
SAWRO Admin 
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place

Immigrant Women and the Challenge of Precarious Work

Dear Community Members,

After an intensive needs assessment process and community forums, SAWRO women leaders and young women activists have put together the demands of our community into a set of policy recommendations that will improve the overall work experience of immigrant women from our community.

We will be presenting these demands and recommendations at York University Department of Work and Labour Studies on Thursday September 27th from 3:00-5:00pm (Ross South 802). This is a step towards reaching out to support marginalized workers in precarious work across Ontario. We would like to invite community members who are interested to come with us and participate in this discussion, feel free to contact us as soon as possible.

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SAWRO’s Annual General Meeting

Dear Community Members and Partners,

South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be conducting their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Oakridge Community Center from 4 PM to 6 PM. We will be celebrating the accomplishments and efforts our community’s women and girls have made in the past year to enable the Bangladeshi-newcomer population achieve equitable access to employment.

The meeting is restricted to registered members only and will consist of a business portion to elect officers and board members and a reporting portion to discuss the organization’s project outputs and objective.

To be an eligible voter, you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility as a voter and if you are interested in voting, please contact us and speak to our Advisory Board.

Those interested in being a candidate for a Board Member position must send their qualifications via email for approval. For more nomination information, please contact us.

Hope to see you there!

Regards, 

Nominating Committee

South Asian Women’s Rights Organization

sawro.office@gmail.commoni.drum@gmail.com

416 686 0701,  647 857 9153

10 Teesdale Place, Apt 108, Scarborough, ON

M1L 1K9

SAWRO SUMMER FESTIVAL on JULY 29!

You are invited to SAWRO’s annual Summer Festival Mela! This year we will be presenting to you a mosaic of multicultural performances bought to you by your very own community singers, dancers and artists! There will be fun-filled food, clothing and game stalls so bring your friends and family and come witness this spectacular event on Sunday, July 29th at the Oakridge Community Center Parking Lot from 10 AM to 9 PM. We hope to see you all there! For interest and inquiries regarding performances, stalls and sponsorship please contact:

  • Sultana Jahangir: 647-857-9153
  • Shapla Syeda Yesmin: 647-472-4260
  • Rezwana Ava: 647-295-1172
  • Farhana Khan: 416-893-0028