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Our Purpose

The South Asian Women’s Centre is a voluntary provincial 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.

Our primary focus is to increase women’s awareness of themselves and assist them to develop their full potential by increasing their economic, social, and political standing in society.

Our Journey

  • The South Asian Women’s Centre formerly known as South Asian Women’s Group was founded in 1982.
  • The Centre offers a helping hand to every woman and her family who seeks our services.
  • Our client base has expanded dramatically over our close to 20 year history.
  • In the year 1999-2000 we provided services to nearly 5000 women and children with over 16844 units of service in the form of information, referral, supportive counseling, advocacy and wellness education.
  •  The Centre greatly values our volunteers for helping to provide ongoing and effective services.
  • Volunteers perform a variety of functions including Board work, administrative support, advocacy, program planning and implementation and much more!  For information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us
  • Over the past year 65 volunteers made an immense contribution by putting in over 800 hours.

Download our most recent Annual Report 2015/2016

Our Friends and Funders


Vinay Virmani

Vik Handa

SAWC mourns her loss and pray for peace and courage for her spouse and two young sons. We are touched that despite the grief, the family donated to SAWC in her Memory. 

In Kind Donors

(In-kind donors are individuals who have provided support through donations of clothing; food; furniture; skills and etc…)

Asha and Ravi Jain


  • Shiv & Ranju Bansal
  • Brij & Anita Bansal
  • Yoginder & Avinash Sharma
  • Vijay Rumpal Family
  • Sunita Gupta & Family
  • Suman & Kuldip Gupta
  • Sudesh & Bharti Sehgal
  • Perm & Nimmi Punni
  • Jawahar & Prem Mehta
  • Vipin & Anjana Kakkar family
  • Bal & Savita Bhardwaj
  • Amrit & Usha Ratti
  • Nishi & Narender Gupta
  • Sunil & Saneh Bhardwaj
  • Tilak & Usha Kapoor
  • Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur
  • Milliken Mills Lion’s Club Markham