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  • OPPORTUNITIES WITH AWCM

    The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal is looking for passionate individuals to take advantage of two different volunteer positions: -French teacher -Basic Computer Literacy teacher Why volunteering at AWCM? You will benefit from a unique experience in the community sector and a stimulating multidisciplinary learning experience. Candidates' profile: -French teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree in French as a Second Language, or equivalent, -Basic Computer Literacy teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree related to computer science, or equivalent. General requirements: - Fluency in English and French, - Excellent communication skills, - Ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, - Strong interest in women's and refugee/immigrant rights, - Experience in an NGO or community setting is an asset. Tasks: - Teach 2 one-hour long classes every week - Prepare teaching materials in advance - Prepare long term curriculum for the class - Evaluate the course after its end, make a report and give it to the project manager (once every 2 weeks) These positions are open to university students who want to gain hands-on experience in the areas of teaching, non-profit work, social justice and women’s rights advocacy. The AWCM provides letters of reference and other benefits to its volunteers. Don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to adding passionate volunteers to our team! If you're interested in any of these two positions, please send your resume to info@awcm.ca indicating which volunteer position you are applying for.

  • Employability Workshops starting May month, registration required

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  • April Newsletter

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  • Support Us | AWC Montreal

    Support Us Opportunities The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal is looking for passionate individuals to take advantage of two different volunteer positions: -French teacher -Basic Computer Literacy teacher Why volunteering at AWCM? You will benefit from a unique experience in the community sector and a stimulating multidisciplinary learning experience. Candidates' profile: -French teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree in French as a Second Language, or equivalent, -Basic Computer Literacy teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree related to computer science, or equivalent. General requirements: - Fluency in English and French, - Excellent communication skills, - Ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment, - Strong interest in women's and refugee/immigrant rights, - Experience in an NGO or community setting is an asset. Tasks: - Teach 2 one-hour long classes every week - Prepare teaching materials in advance - Prepare long term curriculum for the class - Evaluate the course after its end, make a report and give it to the project manager (once every 2 weeks) These positions are open to university students who want to gain hands-on experience in the areas of teaching, non-profit work, social justice and women’s rights advocacy. The AWCM provides letters of reference and other benefits to its volunteers. Don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to adding passionate volunteers to our team! If you're interested in any of these two positions, please send your resume to info@awcm.ca indicating which volunteer position you are applying for. The essence of volunteerism at the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal is perhaps best embodied by its founder, Makai Harif, who has worked tirelessly since establishing the organisation twenty years ago to fulfill her vision of lifting up and supporting immigrant women from all over the world. Ms. Harif's devotion to the organisation begins with an understanding of the trials and hardships faced by immigrant women, and her hard work has been instrumental in making the AWCM what it is today: a place which encourages and supports immigrant women to engage with and positively impact their communities. Let's Make A Change Here are some ways you can donate: Come and get involved with us Availability Weekdays Weekends Saturdays Only Sundays Only Other How much time can you dedicate? 5-10 hours / week 10-20 hours / week Other Areas of Interest arrow&v Apply Now Thanks for submitting! Ms. Harif is not only the founder, but also a life-long volunteer at AWCM. Her loyalty, selflessness, and dedication are all model qualities for those who wish to serve as volunteers with the organisation. At AWCM, volunteers come from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds and can help to open doors within the community for immigrant women in a variety of ways. At the core of one’s motivation to volunteer should always be a desire to help others, to engage meaningfully and productively with one’s community, and to give without the expectation of receiving something in return. Everyone has experienced and benefitted from the kindness of others, and volunteering is a way to pay that kindness forward. It is an expression of gratitude for the grace we have been shown by others and a way to ensure that we perpetuate the spirit of volunteerism by instilling it in others. Written by Clinton Parker AWCM Volunteer English Teacher Become a Member! Non-members are encouraged to become members at the cost of $20 annual membership. People who don’t immediately want to become a member can still participate in courses and activities paid on a per-use basis. Contact us for more details. In Person 1857 De Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 305 Montréal, Québec H3H 1J9 Nearest Metro : Guy Concordia Online Make a tax deductible donation‏. Over the Phone It's easy to donate offline too. Tel: 514-321-2194

  • Team (OLD) | AWC Montreal

    Team STAFF MEMBERS We're Hiring VICTORIA JAHESH Project Manager - Executive Director Victoria is a Strategic Planning and Senior Advisor at the AWCM, where she began volunteering in 2007. Currently serves as the Executive Director of the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal. Her career spans over 15 years in the non-profit, NGO & corporate sectors. She has dedicated her life to advocating on behalf of social justice, women’s rights, women empowerment, and gender equity. These values have animated her international involvement in so many fundraising events dedicated toward safeguarding the rights of vulnerable and disabled women and their families, reducing poverty, and fighting against systemic racism and sexism. Victoria has a medical degree, with proficiency in four languages Farsi, Russian, English and French. These scientific and language skills have greatly facilitated her ability to collaborate with international organizations such as the “Foundation of Hope for Tomorrow,” Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). Additionally, she has consulted to the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, designing and implementing training programs on Afghan culture for Canadian troops in preparation for their assigned missions in Afghanistan. ADENIKÈ ADEGBIDI Intern Adenikè is a recent graduate of the master's degree in international law and politics from the Université du Quebec à Montréal. Her master's research focused on an intersectional analysis of the deprivation of citizenship of Shamima Begum in the United Kingdom. She also holds a bachelor degree in Political Science (Major in international relations). She has always been committed to the empowerment and development of women throughout the world and has therefore decided to join the AWCM. SEBASTIAN VILLEGAS Communication Agent Sebastian is a young political scientist, interested in human rights, humanitarianism, and refugees’ rights. He immigrated to Montreal from Chile in 2012 to reunite with his family and pursue his secondary and post-secondary education. As a Communication Agent at the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal, Sebastian serves as liaison between our internal and external stakeholders, strengthening the collaboration between us and our partners, donors and friends. His passion for community service and people’s empowerment have made him a valuable member of the team, effectively helping the Centre achieve its mission. ​ BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAKAI HARIF P resident & Founder Makai Harif, a passionate, dedicated and highly educated volunteer is the founder and the president of the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal. With a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Physics, she worked as a teacher and a school principal for more than 20 years, in Afghanistan. Due to socio-political instability there, she moved to Russia with her children with the hope that she would go back to her home country after 3 months, but ended up staying there more than 8 years. After going through the long and harsh path of a refugee, she founded a Centre for Refugees in Russia with the aim of supporting others. In March 2000, Makai and her family immigrated to Canada in order to find a secure and peaceful place. With a profound understanding of the trials and hardships faced by immigrant women, she founded the Afghans Women’s Centre of Montreal in 2002. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to fulfil her vision of lifting up and supporting immigrant women from all over the world. She has supported hundreds of women and their families within a wide range of needs: housing, employment, legal issues, social needs, language barriers, celebration of key holidays and more. Her loyalty, selflessness, and dedication are all model qualities for those who wish to serve as volunteers within the organisation. MOROKH YUSEZAI Secretary Mohrukh, a woman deeply committed and involved in women's issues, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kabul University and a Certificate in Health Science from Masar-e sharif Hospital. In addition to being highly educated, her various professional experiences have allowed her to develop many skills and qualities such as leadership, empathy and altruism. ​ In 2016, she moved to Canada since then she is involved in the Centre as a board member, once again demonstrating her commitment to the cause of refugee women. Her hard work has contributed greatly to the development of the Centre. HOMARIAH HARIVA Member Our new board members Homariah Hariva is an experienced civil engineer with a background working in government. She has used her expertise to work in many notable corporations such as the German ‘GIZ’ company. At the AWCM, Homariah’s experience in the technical world will be a great contribution to our centre in terms of logistical planning for our events as well as coordinating activities. WIDA JAHESH AZIZI Vice-President Wida Azizi is a highly educated woman with an academic background in medicine specializing in Pediatrics and is an active member of the Centre's board of directors. Following her training in Pediatrics in Russia, her desire to support and to treat refugees and immigrants motivated her to work for the Red Cross as a physician. In 2001, Wida moved to Canada. She was able to demonstrate her resilience by overcoming obstacles and many others to continue her studies in nursing, highlighting her determination and perseverance. LEILI KHAGHANI Administrator Leili Khagani moved to Montreal in 1998, where she has been involved in the cultural scene for over 20 years, as she has been involved in Radio Chavak, the magazine ‘HafteH’ and various cultural organizations. Her experience with cultural communities in Montreal will serve as an invaluable contribution to the AWCM as we always welcome different perspectives to strengthen our organization. In 2009 she created the "Savalan Cultural Group,'' which organizes activities to promote the Turkish language and culture. Khagani will also be using her experience in organizing activities to plan our events and develop our activities. CONSULTANTS GULPANA DAYAAN Member Gulpana Dayaan is an experienced computer teacher, with a focus on softwares and hardwares. When she moved to Montreal, she used her background in Economics to garner a position working as a manager at a bank. Gulpana’s dedication to helping refugees allows her to be a great addition to our team as she will be using her passion to make the centre a welcoming place for others as it was for her. ​ VOLUNTEERS LINDSAY LARIOS Member Lindsay Larios holds a PhD degree in political science graduated from Concordia University. Her research and writing focus on immigration and family policy in Canada, in particular how they impact immigrant women. ​ Lindsay came to know the Afghan Women’s Center in 2015 when she contacted the Center for a project, she was working on related to refugee women and caregiving. Shortly after this, she began to help writing grant applications as a volunteer in various applications to federal government funding opportunities. ​ We believe all women can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.

  • Referral Service | AWC Montreal

    Resources Here to help! AWC offers counselling and orientation services to immigrants and refugees while they are settling in Montreal. Referrals to community, legal and governmental organization and services can be offered. Translation and support services We offer translation services from Farsi, Pashtou, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kurdish, Mandarin, Russian and Turkish into French or English. These services are offered to immigrants onsite when consulting governmental health or social services of the governments of Quebec and Canada. We offer translation and support services onsite when consulting governmental health or social services. Moreover, we provide many services linked to the health support : making an appointment with a doctor, accompanying members to the hospital, clarifying health-related concerns with medical staff or following up on files and requests with social services.

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