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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


In a partnership project with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the City of Toronto, the Centre is looking at mental health issues of South Asian women with young children who may be feeling stress, isolation and/or depression. These women may have been victims of male violence, single mothers, and all are newcomers. Three groups (Tamil, Hindi and Punjabi) meet weekly so that woman can discuss issues affecting them, provide mutual support and share information/resources.

Monday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Subuhi Jaffrey, 416-537-2276 ext. 228


The group is funded by the City of Toronto CSP Partnership Program for Multilingual (Tamil, Hindi, and Punjabi) isolated senior women. The group  meets to discuss issues such as exercise, diet and nutrition, cultural activities, crafts, elder abuse, and health issues as they affect women who are seniors.

Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Contact: Tsering Dolma, 416-537-2276 ext. 224

Student Placement Program

SAWC offers student placements within our community colleges to empower women. We take at least four students per year according to their period of placement required by their school.

Contact: Dina Sousa, 416-537-2276 ext. 221

Tax Clinic 2021

It is a program run by volunteers. This service runs from March to April

Day: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Call for Appointment (only drop off)

Dina Sousa, 416-537-2276 ext. 221


Women are provided culturally sensitive counseling, information and referral in a language they are comfortable with. This program is funded by the Canadian Women Foundation. The Center also works with community leaders, religious and faith institutions to build awareness and sensitivity in supporting women facing abuse.


This project was launched with our special guests Kathleen Wynne and Andrew Cash, plus our staff and members. This is a survivor’s guide to be used as a resource tool for service providers to help victims survivors of forced marriages and human trafficking.

Contact: Marmitha Yogarajah,

In My Mother’s house: A Story of Sexual Violence, Marital Rape & Forced Marriage  Project (IMMH)

IMMH is a Project exploring sexual violence, marital rape, and family violence within the construct of Forced Marriage. The Project will involve interviews with various community members of several different age groups, ethnic groups, linguistic groups and more to ensure a holistic study.

  • In My Mother’s House: Protocol (Coming Soon August 2017)

Contact: Marmitha Yogarajah,

There is no “Honour” in Violence Against Women & Girls Project


This Centre actively recruits women to volunteer and gain valuable experience/ exposure to translation and interpretation, advocacy,group facilitation, office administration and computer skills. In 1999/2000, the Centre had approximately 70 volunteers who contributed over 800 hours of service.

Contact: Subuhi Jaffery, 416-537-2276 ext. 228