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Who we are

Based in Montreal, South Asian Women Association of Canada (SAWAC) is a not for profit organization committed to the social development of South Asian community in Canada and to promote cultural diversity.

Our versatility coupled with the implementation of comprehensive preventive measures allows us to quickly identify and address critical, yet elusive issues that plague the community. Our team is composed of both experts and volunteers who are dedicated to creating a unique network in which South Asian women across Canada can truly blossom and reach their full potential.

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Our Programs

The organization is concerned with matters relating to gender based violence, gender discrimination, women rights, women development, children rights & growth, eunuchs’ rights, beggars’ rehabilitation, disable persons, women’s shelters, police torture and missing persons. This organization is strongly committed towards women human rights, women sustainable social, economic, cultural empowerment and consistent justice within society.

Drug Awarness Program

Our new program

Drug education helps to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to appreciate the benefits of living healthily, promote responsibility towards the use of drugs and relate these to their own actions and those of others, both now and in their future lives. It also provides opportunities for people to reflect on their own and others' attitudes to various psychoactive substances, their use and the people who use them.

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Empowerment Programs

Our new program

The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people.

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Mental health Program

Our new program

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.

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Our Sponsors

We thank all those who supported our initiatives