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2023 Mother’s Day Celebration
Hello All! Community women and girls invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 27th, 2023 from 10:30 AM to
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WE ARE HIRING SUMMER STUDENTS!
Attn All Community Youth: Every year, the South Asian Women’s and Immigrants’ Services (SAWIS), formerly known as the South Asian
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Financial Empowerment Series Launch & Tax Information Session
Dear Community Members, SAWIS is launching a community financial empowerment workshop series on Wed, Mar 15, 2023 from 6 PM
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1 week ago

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Hello All!
Community women and girls invite you to celebrate Mother's Day on Friday, May 17th, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM to honor all mothers. The celebration will feature songs, poems, and skits reflecting the lives of our mothers in Canada and of our mothers back home. Community women will also make presentations and lead discussion to explore challenges immigrant mothers face in ensuring the wellbeing and a bright future for their families in Canadian society, Refreshments will be served.
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3 weeks ago

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WE ARE HIRING SUMMER STUDENTS!
Attn All Community Youth:

Every year, the South Asian Women’s and Immigrants’ Services (SAWIS) hires students through the Canada Summer Jobs initiative funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

This year we are looking to hire four students for the following positions: Youth Development Coordinator, Finance Clerk, Information Technology (IT) Consultant, and Administrative Assistant Office.

To learn more about these positions please visit the Government of Canada Job Bank Website or see the document attached below.

If you are interested, please follow the instructions on How to Apply on the first page. Application deadline is Friday, June 07, 2024 @ 12:00 PM.

Regards,

SAWIS

416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
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2 months ago

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On March 14, SAWRO joined the 26th Metropolis Canada Conference Our Immigration System: The Way Forward at Montreal with McMaster University and FACTOR-INWENTASH, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.
Our Project is "As long as you are with us, no one can break us": Community-Led Resistance to Exclusion Among South Asian Immigrant Women in Toronto's East Danforth.

Sultana Jahangir, Executive Director, SAWRO & Syeda Sabiha Yesmin, Secretary, SAWRO: Multidimensional Pandemic Impact on racialized migrant wome - concerns and recommendations from the community.

Swarna Tyagi, Community Advisor, SAWRO: Examining SAWRO's holistic settlement service model to promote economic and social inclusion among racialized migrant women.

Rushdia Ahmed, PhD student, University of Toronto: "SAWRO shields us from scorching heat and heavy rain just like an umbrella": Community Voices from Our Migrant Journey with SAWRO Project.

Momtaz Begum, Project Coordinator, McMaster University & PhD student, University of Toronto: Working and Hurting in Little Bangladesh: Precarious Work, Health, and Return to Work.
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2 months ago

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On Friday, March 8, 2024, SAWIS successfully hosted a community forum on International Women’s Day. The forum featured songs, skits, videos, and discussion about challenges faced in the day-to-day lives of immigrant women and girls, as well as the inequities that create barriers to their full inclusion in Canadian society by creating awareness and strengthening community voices. Community women also addressed about the connections to policies, programs, and practices that create inequitable outcomes when accessing employment, housing, healthcare, childcare, safety nets, and childcare. They also highlighted the connections of these policies, programs, and practices to decisions made about wars and genocides abroad. More than 100 community people attended the event. We also heard from a panel of labour, women, immigrant, and childcare advocates about their work and the need to meaningfully engage and amplify the leadership of communities affected by inequities. We would like to thank all of the community members who attended, along with our partners and local representatives. Special thanks to community women leaders, and youth leaders for your continued support. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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SAWIS will be attending the 26th Metropolis conference, hosted in Montreal, QB. This conference is a space for interaction, dialogue, and learning among settlement service providers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and civil society on topics related to migration, integration and inclusion.

SAWIS will be co-presenting with UofT and McMaster to discuss reflections and implications from community-engaged research with Bangladeshi migrants who receive services from South Asian Women’s and Immigrants’ Services (SAWIS). The roundtable aims to discuss structural inequities resulting from migration, labor market discrimination, and gender-based violence, including insights on how SAWIS’s holistic approach to mutual aid, direct service, and advocacy seeks to foster social change for racialized immigrant women in Toronto’s East Danforth neighborhoods.
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