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Intergenerational Bonding Sessions!
Dear community members, SAWRO will be hosting monthly community wide, open-discussion sessions with an aim to reduce the social isolation
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Career Exploration Workshop!
Dear community members, SAWRO has been conducting free Summer Academic Tutoring Program for Youth in Secondary and Youth transitioning to
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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,
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1 day ago

SAWRO

In remembrance of those who lost their lives in an act of terror on December 6, 1989 at the Ecole Polytechnique. Let's also not forget the many women who are victims of patriarchal violence in our society today.
We all deserve to live a life of dignity and free from violence in our communities and homes.
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1 week ago

SAWRO

Last weekend on November 23rd, SAWRO hosted another great community session for Intergenerational Bonding, a project funded by Woodgreen Community Services. This session's theme was bringing awareness of Healthy Active Living amongst the Bangladesh Community in the Teesdale/Crescent Town neighbourhood. For this session we welcomed special guest presenter, Dr. Farzana Rahman Lima, an Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition and a PhD Researcher from Dhaka University. She presented on various aspects of nutrition, with a focus on maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet for a sustainable and healthy life. We also had three of our youth leaders present on chronic diseases and informing the community's seniors, middle aged residents and youth about the prevention of diseases like diabetes, hypertension and arthritis and maintaining a healthy life while living with such chronic diseases. This was followed by a session of laughter therapy conducted by one of our community woman, with mindfulness and mental rejuvenation in mind. All together it was a great educational and engaging event and we hope to see everyone again on December 21 for the celebration of Bangladesh's Victory Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

SAWRO

Defend the rights or workers, defend the rights or all!

Today, SAWRO attended the rally at Queens Park against the provincial government's social services cuts. Labour rights organizations across Ontario joined in solidarity to tell the government stop the cuts on Education and Healthcare worker's benefits.
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2 months ago

SAWRO

Last night we had a great community event to bring women, girls, and seniors in the community together! We talked about our childhood and memories, which opened the intergenerational dialogue and healing process of deeply-inflicted wounds caused by the isolation and marginalization after coming to Canada. Our wise elders, our strong mothers, and spiritful youth will come together to strengthen our community! The evening concluded with several beautiful Bengali folk songs by community artists (check the link in the comments for event live streams).
We can't express how important last night was, and we hope to continue the dialogue to build community solidarity! We hope to see more community members at our next session on Saturday, November 23.
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2 months ago

SAWRO

We demand justice for Fiera Food Workers!
Protecting the life and dignity of all workers should be every government's priority!
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