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COVID-19 Update

SAWC has been functioning from 800 Lansdowne and providing in person services since 1st June 2020. Prior to this we were working remotely. Please call the office at 416 -537 2276 to book an appointment. SAWC follows the Toronto Public Health COVID 19 protocol.


COVID-19 Update

SAWC regrets to inform clients and others that due to covid-19 all services including tax clinic have been suspended. In order to promote social distancing, we will be temporarily closing our Lansdowne and Scarborough locations until further notice, pending on further information from our government and health officials. The tax deadline has been extended. Please access the CRA website to get answers to any

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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

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Pamela Mala Sinha’s CRASH

Pamela Mala Sinha’s CRASH is on stage April 26 – 29 at Soulpepper. CRASH is a four-time Dora Award winning one-woman-show returning to Toronto after touring Canada. Blending projections, myth, and dance into a riveting narrative about family, faith, and love, CRASH is the fractured unraveling of trauma and memory. Pamela is once more bringing powerful storytelling to Soulpepper. She was last seen onstage

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SAWC and METRAC extends their support to all Muslim Communities

SAWC extends their support to all Muslim women who are experiencing increased violence and harassment because of our current affairs. We 100% support METRAC and stand by their vision. Click here for more information METRAC is an anti-violence organization. We abhor mistreatment, abuse and violence of any form, because violence often leads to the loss of human dignity, and causes suffering, trauma and loss of

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Human Rights Film Festival!

Attend the 5th annual Human Rights Film Festival coming up from December 9-11 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. The festival provides an important platform for some of our world’s most inspiring people to share their human rights stories through film and the arts!    


Presentation to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Kripa Sekhar, ED Reena Tandon, Chair of Board Marmitha Yogarajah, Project Coordinator SAWC would like to sincerely thank the committee for giving us the opportunity to present our work in the area of violence and abuse against young women and girls. SAWC is a multi- service agency, and was founded in 1982 by a very committed group of volunteers who tried to support women

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