Our Vision

Refugees and immigrants, especially those who have experienced wars and persecution, leading self-sufficient and dignified lives in a socially inclusive society.

What’s New?

Newcomers to Canada struggle amid Toronto’s Housing Crisis

Our AWO team is grateful to The Globe and Mail for Dakshana Bascaramurty’s story highlighting the struggles that newcomers are facing due to the high cost of housing in Toronto. The story inspired kind and generous readers to reach out to AWO to offer assistance to Sakineh Balouch and her son, Arshia. People have offered accommodations, warm clothing, and anything else that might help alleviate their stressful situation. You can read the story here.

Access to affordable housing is an ongoing issue for newcomers and refugees. If you would like to help out, you can contact us here or donate to us through Canada Helps on this page.









Our Results


Newcomer Clients Served


Attended women-only LINC Classes


Accessed Translation & Interpretation Services


Received Crisis Counselling