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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? ”


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-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 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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SAWC 2015 Fundraising Gala: Highlights

SAWC’s Annual Fundraising Gala was held on March 6, 2015 at the Casa Do Alentejo at Dufferin and Dupont. The theme was “End Violence and Honour Women”, this is SAWC’s way of reclaiming the true definition of the word honour which is to respect women. The event was emceed by Angie Seth, reporter for Global News. The Gala was very well attended by array of dignitaries, donors, supporters,

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