AWO Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapidly changing situation and conditions due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic have resulted in the AWO Refugee and Immigrant Service suspending all in-person services.

AWO’s highest priority is to protect the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and the wider community. All of our main locations and itinerant location services will be closed until further notice.

Temporarily suspended programming includes:

  • In-person appointments;
  • LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes;
  • Information sessions, workshops, and all in-person/group programming; and
  • Income Tax Clinics

Settlement workers will be working remotely to serve you via the phone and online.

To connect with a settlement worker in North York, Toronto, or Scarborough, please leave a message at AWO’s Head Office: 416 588-3585

To connect with a settlement worker in Mississauga, please leave a message at AWO’s Mississauga office: 905 279-3679

Here is a list of the Mississauga staff telephone extensions and email addresses:

Fauzia Khan (Extension 31):

Fahima Formuli (Main Voice Mail):

Maha Amin (Extension 23):

Samar Abo Hamad: (Main Voice Mail):

Palwasha Baqi (Extension 58):

Nazilla Najwa (Extension 25):

Salwa Bazrah (Extension 34):

Zalaw Safi (Extension 36):