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SAWRO Summer Festival!
You are invited to SAWRO’s annual Summer Festival Mela! This year we will be presenting to you a mosaic of
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UPDATE: SAWRO Ramadan Schedule
UPDATE: SAWRO Ramadan Schedule Dear Community, Early Ramadan Mubarak for those who will be observing Ramadan starting next week.  We
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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.
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2 weeks ago

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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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2 months ago

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SAWRO organized and hosted a Youth Career Exploration Workshop for all community members the past Saturday. Successful youth coaches and mentors in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and various professions shared their journeys on accomplishing their career and life goals. Community members learned about different career pathways and gained one-on-one networking opportunities. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the community champions who expressed their interest to share their valuable experience and advice on career exploration to the community's youth and women. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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This summer SAWRO organized and conducted a Summer Academic Tutoring Program for Youth in Secondary and Youth transitioning to Post-Secondary Education. The program focused on enhancing our youth comprehension and application of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). To conclude this program, we are organizing a Career Exploration Workshop on August 24, 2019 from 4 PM - 6 PM at 40 Teesdale Place (Community Room).
Accomplished and successful youth coaches of this community will share their experience and advice on achieving their career goals.
All community members, parents and youth are invited to attend this workshop. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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3 months ago

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On July 27, SAWRO hosted a community festival for the second year in a row! We would like to thank the Oakridge Community Center for providing space and Canadian Heritage for provided funding for the event. We would like to show our deepest gratitude to our community members who supported this event in various ways and performers who showcased their talents and shared their art with the community.

SAWRO Summer Festival 2019 was organized entirely by our community women and youth. SAWRO takes up the mission, vision, and mandate given to us by our members which is embodied in the slogan: If the women move forward, the whole community will move forward. In the last few years, we have been witnessing a positive change in our community; we are breaking out of our isolation and are preparing ourselves to take up space not only within our community but in advocacy and policy circles. SAWRO has been contributing to this positive change through our services, public education and advocacy initiatives that are aimed at increasing the economic security of immigrant women by opening up civic leadership opportunities and reducing the vulnerability of women and girls. The outcomes of this work became visible in this successful large-scale community event as women came together to organize a highly engaging event to promote social cohesion and foster confidence among community people about belonging within the Canadian diversity.

Our community events are also used increasingly for bridge-building to other communities and for engaging community people in civic issues. We would like to thank CASSA, SALCO, UFCW, TCBN, Great Connections, and political representatives for attending the event and sharing their knowledge and opportunities with the community.

Lastly, we would like to thank Saree House and Md Anisur Rahman for sponsoring the event. Special thanks to our neighbour Artemis Burns for their in-kind contribution of custom-made merch to SAWRO.
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