Annual General Meeting 2020

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 26, 2020 from 6pm-8pm.

  • The business portion of the meeting to elect officers and board members is restricted to registered members only and will take place from 6 PM to 7 PM via Zoom.
  • Community members and partners are welcome to attend the reporting portion of the meeting after 7 PM to discuss and celebrate the organization’s project outputs and objective via Zoom and Facebook Live.

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 member, Advisory Board member, or other positions within the organization, please contact the nominating committee chair to review eligibility and the application process.

Register as a voting members using the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sg2cXX79RreNOLBL8j9QAQ

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SAWRO General Meeting Webinar: Instructions

Dear Community Member,

This is a reminder that a general membership meeting has been called by the Membership Secretary and the Board of Directors to ratify changes to the organization’s objectives. South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be hosting a General Membership Meeting on Saturday, August 8, 2020 online from 11 AM to 1 PM. SAWRO members and partners are welcome to attend the discussion.

To be an eligible member you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility and if you are interested in participating please contact SAWRO.

The general meeting will take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to register.

SAWRO General Membership Meeting Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OT-STNuNSyy4DjV-H4GdUw

GMM Registration
ZOOM Webinar Registration Form

Once you have filled out the ZOOM Webinar form and clicked ‘Register’, you will be verified by the Member Secretary for meeting eligibility and will be sent an email with the zoom webinar link and password to attend SAWRO’s General Membership Meeting.

GMM Confirmation
Sample Confirmation Email with instructions on how to attend the General Membership Meeting

If you require any assistance with registration or have any concerns regarding eligibility, please feel free to contact our office.

SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
www.sawro.org

General Membership Meeting

ATTN: Community Members

A general membership meeting has been called by the Membership Secretary and the Board to ratify changes to the organization’s objectives. South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be hosting a General Membership Meeting on Saturday, August 8, 2020 online from 11 AM to 1 PM. SAWRO members and partners are welcome to attend the discussion.

To be an eligible member you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility and if you are interested in participating please contact SAWRO. If you are interested in applying for positions with the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Officers, and committee chairs, please email sawro.office@gmail.com stating your interest (you will be emailed back with an application that must be completed and sent back for the nominating committee to review).

The general meeting will take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please click the link to register. The general meeting will take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please click the link to register. Once you are registered and have been verified to be an eligible member, a webinar password will be sent to you.

SAWRO General Membership Meeting Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OT-STNuNSyy4DjV-H4GdUw

More information about the registration and how to access the Zoom will be posted soon.

SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
www.sawro.org

SAWRO is Hiring Summer Students!

SAWRO will be hiring students (ages 15-29) to work for the summer for 16 weeks from July to October. We are looking for teen girls and young women from the community. 

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be high school or university students returning to full-time studies in September

  • be fluent in Bangladeshi language (writing and reading)

  • have high computer literacy (word processing, excel, and other applications)

  • live in Oakridge, Crescent Town or adjacent neighborhoods

  • have a Social Insurance Number at time of hiring

Preference will be given to students with community volunteer experiences with SAWRO and demonstrate a commitment to community improvement.

To receive applications please send your contact information to the address below with the subject line CSJ Search Committee: sawro.office@gmail.com. Do not send resumes. No phone calls, please.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
http://www.sawro.org

Cosmetica Laboratories communication to SAWRO on mass-terminations

Dear community members

SAWRO remains deeply concerned about the mass-termination of community women who had been working at Cosmetica Laboratories Inc. Following our recent post about the mass-terminations and concerns of community women about the impact of COVID-19, SAWRO received a letter from Cosmetica President Ms. L Kuga giving the company’s viewpoints on these issues.

To see the letter, click below:

IN MEMORIUM OF FARIAH CHOWDHURY

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Fariah Chowdhury. Her passing comes as a profound shock to the community. We convey our deepest condolences to her family and her wide circle of friends.

We have known Fariah since 2008 when SAWRO first started as a community organization. At the time, Fariah was a student who was passionate about advocating against systems of oppression. Throughout her life, she has been a fierce advocate for the rights of non-status immigrants, universal affordable childcare, accessible education, and much more.

Fariah was an accomplished and vibrant woman. She was a mother, a daughter, a teacher, a loved one, and a dear friend. She was a community champion with extraordinary leadership skills and a source of inspiration among younger generations of community activists. Her legacy will carry on in the hearts and actions of all those who knew her.

Economic Supports Online Q&A Session

SAWRO is organizing a livestream online series regarding COVID-19 economic supports. This online session will be hosted by SAWRO staff and will be delivered in Bangla and English. The presentation will provide information about pandemic economic supports (EI, CERB, OW/ODSP, and supports for students) and how to access them. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period for community members.
To participate in the session, join us through Facebook or call us at the number below to participate in the event.

To participate through Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2642804659374560/

To call-in during the session call:
647-558-0588, ID: 876 8180 6131

Health Information Session

SAWRO hosted an interactive health session facilitated by Dr. Nadira Begum, an internationally-trained health professional, who presented critical medical and health information related to COVID-19. View the video below to see the Facebook Live video!

Live Health Series Event

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO is organizing an online health series that will present information on the recent COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 from 4pm-5pm, through a Facebook Live event. The online live-stream will host internationally-trained health professionals who will present information about the pandemic, recommended health protection Emeasures, and important physical/mental health. They will also answer to frequently asked questions about COVID-19. All of this information will be delivered in Bangla and English.

The presentation of information will be followed by a period of question and answer form the community members. Here are some ways to participate in the event:

Online – Through Facebook!
• Log into your personal Facebook Account
• Click on the link below to see the live online session. You can ask your question in the comment section while the event is streaming live
Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/589528141660952/

Over the Phone:
• Dial the local number 647-558-0588 (this is a Zoom number)
• You will be asked for a meeting ID, enter 854 4034 4859
• You will be able to hear the presentation. You will be admitted to the meeting after the presentation for the question and answer period and will be able to ask questions directly

You can join both ways! The question and answer period will have a moderator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!