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Indo-Canadian couples choosing sons over daughters

Listen to our very own Kripa Sekhar discuss the complexities regarding sex selection in the Indo-Canadian community. “A new study suggests the practice of sex selection with a preference for boys in the Indo-Canadian community. In a country where abortion is legal, how can those who believe in the right to choose confront those who use sex selection to abort females? ” http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-13-2016-1.3533281/indo-canadian-couples-choosing-sons-over-daughters-study-1.3533292


CANADA’S NEXT CENSUS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN MAY 2016

Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper. Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care,

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CENSUS 2016 IS HIRING!

Census-Toolkit_Recensement-Trousse_2016 The census is one of the most important sources of statistics for Canada! Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning service such as schools, daycare, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transit, and skills training for employment. Your efforts to help us promote the benefits of the census will increase the reach of key messages channeled through a variety of media outlets, including television, radio,

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Third Annual YOGATHON!!! WAYS and SAWC

http://www.weareyoursisters.com/events SAWC is in partnership with We Are Your Sisters for the 3rd Annual Yogathon this year! Given the recent murder cases within the South Asian Community in the Ottawa and Toronto region, it has become increasingly apparent that more support is needed in the Ontario region to rescue South Asian Women who are caught in violent relationships. A portion of the funds raised

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SAWC Launches Our Cookbook

Learn The Secrets Of Making Great Food While Supporting Women And Families In Need! SAWC is pleased to announce the launch of our cookbook – Developed by Subhui Jaffrey, our talented settlement and Mental Health worker, with recipes from the members, volunteers, clients and staff at the Centre. To purchase your copy, please Contact: Kripa Sekhar Executive Director, South Asian Women’s Centre 416-537-2276 ext.

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THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS!

Thank you to all those who attended the SAWC Annual Fundraising Gala and supporting the fight to end violence and empower women and families. Thanks to our M/C for the Night – Angie Seth We would like to especially thank our sponsors for their generous donations of time, skill, talent, money and resources. Corporate Sponsors: Alterna Savings Alpha Laboratories Inc Amalgamated Transit Union Local

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