The South Asian Women's Centre is a voluntary non-profit women's organization run by, and for South Asian Women. Our purpose is to increase self awareness of South Asian Women and to empower women to develop their social and cultural potential. The Centre is a place where South Asian Women of all backgrounds and ages can access a variety of programs and services. We strive to provide an environment where women can work together to promote their well-being.
Programs and Services
SETTLEMENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Our core settlement services are interpretation and translation, information and referral, family counselling, advocacy, support and crisis intervention delivered in English, Bengali, Hindi, Kanada, Marathi, Malay, Nepalese, Oriya, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telegu, Tibetian, Sindhi, Asamese, Urdu as well as other languages as needed by clients. Monday to Friday, 416-537-2276 WELLNESS GROUP In a partnership project with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Study finds gender imbalance in children born to Indo-Canadian women
In India, the ratio of male to female newborns varies considerably, with several northern states consistently showing numbers that favour boys, the study says. The practice of sex selection is not widespread across India but it is prevalent, said Kripa Sekhar, executive director of the South Asian Women’s Centre in Toronto. “Many members of the community welcome a girl child,” she said. “It’s a