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General Membership Meeting on Aug 8!

 

Dear Community Member,

This is a reminder that a general membership meeting has been called by the Membership Secretary and the Board of Directors to ratify changes to the organization’s objectives. South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be hosting a General Membership Meeting on Saturday, August 8, 2020 online from 11 AM to 1 PM. SAWRO members and partners are welcome to attend the discussion.

To be an eligible member you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility and if you are interested in participating please contact SAWRO.

The general meeting will take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to register.

SAWRO General Membership Meeting Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OT-STNuNSyy4DjV-H4GdUw

GMM Registration

ZOOM Webinar Registration Form

Once you have filled out the ZOOM Webinar form and clicked ‘Register’, you will be verified by the Member Secretary for meeting eligibility and will be sent an email with the zoom webinar link and password to attend SAWRO’s General Membership Meeting.

GMM Confirmation

Sample Confirmation Email with instructions on how to attend the General Membership Meeting

If you require any assistance with registration or have any concerns regarding eligibility, please feel free to contact our office.

SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
www.sawro.org

 

 

Hiring of Light Assemblers in Concord!

Dear community members,

We were informed that a company in Concord, ON at the intersection of Dufferin and Langstaff is looking to hire Light Assemblers through Great Connection. It is a full-time job and they are looking for people to start working immediately.

The work is done in an automative setting and the job is relatively light. There will be no lifting of heavy objects and training will be provided to new employees. Working there will require the use of personal protection equipment (PPE). Listed below are the three different shift schedules and their pay rate.

Day: 6:30 am to 2:30pm ; $15.60/hr

Afternoon: 3pm to 11pm ; $16.64/hr

Night: 10:30pm to 6:30am ; $16.90/hr

In you are interested in this job, please let us at SAWRO know, either call us or send us an email regarding your interest.

The employer is also offering a referral bonus, hence you will receive $200 if your referred friend works over 700 hours.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Free Mask Giveaway @ 40 Teesdale Place

Dear Community Members,

We have received news that the office of Councillor Gary Crawford of Ward 20, Scarborough-Southwest will be giving out free masks in the driveway circle infront of 40 Teesdale Place on August 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Everyone is encouraged to come out and get free masks. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Mask-give-away-poster-for-Teesdale_ SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Canada Summer Student Grant -UPDATE

Dear Community Members,

We had previously shared that the Canadian government had announced a new grant for post-secondary students in order to aid them with their educational financial needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) was launched to provide a one-time payment ranging from $1000-$5000 to eligible post-secondary students and recent graduates who are volunteering this summer to serve in their communities’ COVID-19 response.

As of now, the Canadian government has stopped processing previously received CSSG applications and has also stopped taking in any new CSSG applications due to on-going discussions.  This means that the grant money is currently unavailable to the public.

If you wish to read more about the current situation regarding the Canada Summer Student Grant, you can read this CBC article with all the details.

CBC News Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/we-charity-student-grant-justin-trudeau-testimony-1.5666676

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this situation.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Eid LIVE Cultural Event on Aug 3rd!

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO’s LIVE Eid Ul-Adha Cultural Event is this Monday, August 3rd from 11am to 1pm. The LIVE will be broadcasted via SAWRO’s facebook page. Please see the flyer below for more details and use the Facebook event link to stay informed about future updates.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/659388024924610/

SAWRO Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthAsianWomensRightsOrganization

If you wish to attend the ZOOM Event, you can do so by using the following method listed below:

Join by video call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86456351487
Webinar ID: 864 5635 1487
or by Telephone: Dial +1 647 374 4685

Eid Cultural Event Aug 3 2020 Facebook Live FlyerSAWRO Eid LIVE Event Flyer

We hope to see you then!

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

 

Bill 184 – Ontario Rent Repayment Plans

Dear Community Members,

Through SAWRO’s legal partner, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO), we have received a fact sheet about the new Bill 184 that was passed by the Ontario provincial government on July 22nd, 2020. This bill, now known as Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020, introduces several key changes that can affect you during this COVID-19 Pandemic. The fact sheet below highlights the important sections in the new bill that may affect you.

As previously posted, the Ontario government had prohibited landlords from issuing eviction notices from April to June 2020, but as of the passing of Bill 184, landlords are now allowed to issue eviction notices WITHOUT prior notice. This new bill also makes it possible for landlords to evict you without a proper court hearing. Please read the fact sheet below about other drastic changes from Bill 184.

We at SAWRO, stand with tenants that have lost their jobs or have faced a decrease in work hours due to the pandemic, and have made the concious decision to delay rent payments inorder to prioritize essential needs such as the purchase of food and medical neccesities. This bill impeding on people’s ability to meet their basic needs, especially ontario labour market has not fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. According June 2020 labour market statistics, precarious and low-skilled workers are the most impacted, in terms of loss of work, due to this pandemic.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding rent payment or about Bill 184, please feel free to contact us at SAWRO.

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SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

Hiring for General Labour positions in Burlington!

Dear community members,

An employer has reached out to us looking for people who are interested in working as a General Labourer. The job is located in Burlington, Ontario. More information about the job is posted in the poster below.  If you are interested, please contact SAWRO immediately. Job Posting - Sofina Burlington GL-page-001.jpg

Best,

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com

SAWRO Office Closure for Eid ul-Adha & Civic Holiday

Dear Community Members,

On behalf of SAWRO Office we wish everyone celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, Eid Mubarak! For this holy occasion, SAWRO will not be open for service all day Thursday, July 30th, 2020  through Monday, August 3rd, 2020 (Civic Holiday).

SAWRO will resume for regular service Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

For immediate inquiries please contact Sultana Jahangir at 647-857-9153 or email at sawro.office@gmail.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Eid Mubarak

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

 

 

Eid Ul-Adha LIVE Cultural Event is only 10 days away!

 

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO invites all community members to join us in 10 days for the celebration of Eid with cultural performances from talented community members. This event will be on August 3rd, 2020 (Civic Holiday) will be broadcasted live via Facebook from 11am. Please see the flyer below for more details and use the Facebook event link to stay informed about future updates.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/659388024924610/

SAWRO Eid LIVE Event Flyer

We hope to see you then!

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

 

 

 

SAWRO General Membership Meeting

A general membership meeting has been called by the Membership Secretary and the Board to ratify changes to the organization’s objectives. South Asian Women’s Rights Organization will be hosting a General Membership Meeting on Saturday, August 8, 2020 online from 11 AM to 1 PM. SAWRO members and partners are welcome to attend the discussion.

To be an eligible member you must have been involved with SAWRO for more than 6 months. To check your eligibility and if you are interested in participating please contact SAWRO.

The general meeting will take place online via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please click the link to register. Once you are registered and have been verified to be an eligible member, a webinar password will be sent to you.

SAWRO General Membership Meeting Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OT-STNuNSyy4DjV-H4GdUw

More information about the registration and how to access the Zoom will be posted soon.

SAWRO Administration
416-686-9153, 647-857-9153
108-10 Teesdale Place
Scarborough, ON, M1L 1K9
www.sawro.org

 

 

 

WSIB PLE Webinar – August 6, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Dear Community Members,

The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario will be conducting a webinar on the basics of WSIB (i.e. workplace injury claims) on Thursday, August 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

If you are interested to join the webinar please register by August 5, 2020 in order to attend – details of how to register are in the attached flyer.

www.sawro.orgWorkplaceSafetyInsuranceBoard_August2020

 

SAWRO

416-686-0701

sawro.office@gmail.com

http://www.sawro.org

 

 

 

Eid ul-Adha LIVE Cultural Event

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO is inviting everyone to celebrate this year’s Eid festivities via a Facebook LIVE event on Monday, August 3rd from 11am to 1pm (Civic Holiday). The LIVE event will showcase a wide range of community talents; featuring cultural music, poems, and dances. Please use the Facebook event link to stay informed about future updates.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/659388024924610/

If anyone is interested in performing during the LIVE, please contact SAWRO as soon as possible as performance slots are very limited.

Eid Cultural Event Aug 3 2020 Facebook Live Flyer

We hope to see you then!

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

New Food and Goods Market

Dear Community Members,
The Scarborough Market is launching new weekly food/goods market in Scarborough. They be taking orders online, and then arranging pick-ups on Fridays at 3-7pm at West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre. The Scarborough Market are looking for vendors from the area who are interested in selling food, clothing, crafts, or other handmade items.
For this market, it is totally free to add your products to the market, and the vendors get 100% of their sales. You can choose how frequently to sell at the market (one time, every month, or every week) and what they would like to sell.
For more information, here is the vendor application: https://forms.gleYjmeUYcuxCnEFPqt5
and our website is scarbcoopmarket.org.
They are also looking for translators who can translate some market information in other languages, and are offering free Co-op memberships as well as some free produce to all of their volunteers.
SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

TDSB Re-Opening Plan for September 2020

Dear Community Members,

The Toronto District School Board has recently released their proposed school re-opening plan for September 2020. The school board has proposed several different types of teaching models ranging from completely face-to-face teaching, completely remote learning and a mix of the two teaching models. A full detailed list of the different proposed models are listed at the end of this post for both elementary and secondary schools.

The TDSB estimates that to comply with the proposed teaching models for September 2020, it could cost the school board an extra $250 million. This estimated additional cost will come from hiring 2500 new teachers into the school board inorder to abide by the proposed teaching models of dividing the elementary classes into cohorts of 15 students per classroom. To reduce the total cost, the school board is considering to cut down on class time by 48 minutes and eliminating French classes from elementary schools.

The estimated cost mentioned above does not account for the cost of providing PPE and enhanced cleaning services required in public space in the post-pandemic era. It is estimated this will cost another $22 million in just a span of four months.

SAWRO will continue to update the community on incoming information regarding school openings in September as more information becomes readily available to the public.

TDSB’s Proposed Re-Opening Plans for September 2020

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
http://www.sawro.org

SAWRO is Hiring Summer Students

SAWRO will be hiring students (ages 15-29) to work for the summer for 16 weeks from July to October. We are looking for teen girls and young women from the community. 

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be high school or university students returning to full-time studies in September
  • be fluent in Bangladeshi language (writing and reading)
  • have high computer literacy (word processing, excel, and other applications)
  • live in Oakridge, Crescent Town or adjacent neighborhoods
  • have a Social Insurance Number at time of hiring

Preference will be given to students with community volunteer experiences with SAWRO and demonstrate a commitment to community improvement.

To receive applications please send your contact information to the address below with the subject line CSJ Search Committee: sawro.office@gmail.com. Do not send resumes. No phone calls, please.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
http://www.sawro.org

Cosmetica Laboratories communication to SAWRO on mass-terminations

Dear community members

SAWRO remains deeply concerned about the mass-termination of community women who had been working at Cosmetica Laboratories Inc. Following our recent post about the mass-terminations and concerns of community women about the impact of COVID-19, SAWRO received a letter from Cosmetica President Ms. L Kuga giving the company’s viewpoints on these issues.

To see the letter, click below:

How to access the LIVE Worker Rights and Health Safety in the Workplace Info-Session on July 12!

Dear community members,

This is a reminder that SAWRO will be hosting a live and interactive information session on  Sunday, July 12th, 2020 from 11am – 1pm. SAWRO staff will be presenting important information about Worker Rights and Health Safety in the post-pandemic workplace. We highly encourage you all to participate to get accessible information in Bangla and English. Here are some ways you can join!

Online – Through Facebook!
• Log into your personal Facebook Account
• Click on the event link to see the live online session. You can ask your question in the comment section while the event is streaming live (https://www.facebook.com/events/1660648984111392/)

Over the Phone:
• Dial the local number 647-558-0588 (this is a Zoom number)
• You will be asked for a meeting ID, enter 876 8180 6131
• You will be able to hear the presentation. You will be admitted to the meeting after the presentation for the question and answer period and will be able to ask questions directly

You can join both ways! The question and answer period will have a moderator. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

If you have additional questions or concerns on how to see the live stream, feel free to contact us.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

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Facebook Live Event | Worker Rights & Health Safety in the Workplace

Dear Community Members,

SAWRO is organizing an online information session that will present information on Worker Rights and Health Safety in the post-pandemic workplace on Sunday, July 12th, 2020 from 11am-1pm, through a Facebook Live event. The event will feature guest speakers from different occupations to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their workplace and the new procedure and protocols in place to maintain health and safety.

The event will feature community women leader panelists who are currently working in the childcare, food services, and manufacturing sectors. Our first guest speaker is Syeda Sabiha Yesmin Shapla, SAWRO’s Member Secretary who is currently working as a food service worker at Providence Healthcare Centre. Our second guest speaker is Jinnat Basher, SAWRO’s Board Chairperson, who is currently a childcare centre supervisor at East York East Toronto (EYET). The LIVE will be hosted by SAWRO’s Executive Director, Sultana Jahangir. They will provide an insight to the working conditions under the context of COVID-19, health and safety measures, and worker rights in the context of COVID-19. All of this information will be delivered in Bangla and English.

The presentation of information will be followed by a period of question and answer form the community members. If you wish to participate during this live online session:

  • Click on the facebook event link and follow the updates on the event page. If you wish to leave a question for the health professional, you can do so by making a post under the discussion section.
  • You can also call 647-558-0588 (meeting ID: 876 8180 6131) during the event to ask a question to facilitators

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660648984111392/

If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Additional details will follow soon.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

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Canda Student Service Grant for Post-Secondary Students

 

Dear Community Members,

Today, the Canadian federal government launched the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) application and the ‘I Want To Help’ platform. This grant will provide a one-time payment ranging from $1000-$5000 to eligible post-secondary students and recent graduates who are volunteering this summer to serve in their communities’ COVID-19 response and are gaining valuable experience at the same time. The one-time grant payment is dependent on the number of volunteer hours gathered.

Individuals receiving or have previously received Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) at any point are not eligible to apply for this opportunity and receive this grant.

Students receiving or have previously received Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) at any point are eligible to apply for this opportunity and receive this grant.

To be eligible to participate in a CSSG opportunity, a person must:

  • be enrolled and attending a part-time or full-time post-secondary education during spring/summer 2020 and/or September 2020 at an accredited institution; or
  • have graduated from post-secondary education no earlier than December 2019; and
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, registered Indian or have refugee status

To be eligible to receive the CSSG grant at the completion of the volunteer opportunity, a person must:

  • be a post-secondary student or recent graduate, 30 years of age or younger by December 31st, 2020, who meets the eligibility criteria including the required number of volunteer service hours
  • not be an international student or a person who has or is currently receiving the CERB ($2,000 monthly)

Eligible students can start looking for volunteer opportunities using the ‘I Want To Help’ platform, which showcases a directory of local volunteer opportunities throughout the nation. If someone is already volunteering at an organization, they can continue to volunteer there and use those volunteer hours to apply for CSSG. You can start to apply for the grant right now if you meet the eligibility criteria.

‘I Want To Help’ Platform for Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/volunteer

Canada Student Service Grant Application: https://apply.iwanttohelp.org/?utm_source=canada.gc.ca&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=2020IWTH_Campaign

Full CSSG Eligibility and Grant Disbursement Information: https://a.storyblok.com/f/52095/x/503b515b22/cssg-student-volunteer-eligibility-4.pdf

PM Trudeau’s Announcement: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/25/prime-minister-announces-support-students-serving-their-communities

If you require help with the application or have any questions please feel free to contact us at SAWRO.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
www.sawro.org

 

Food Handling Online Certification Program

Dear Community Members,

COSTI is organizing an online Food Handling Certification Program on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Anyone interested in preparing and serving food are eligible to attend this training and is currently unemployed and out of work.

The online course will outline the following:

  • Microorganisms
  • Food-borne Illness
  • Pest Control
  • Food Protection
  • Cross Food Contamination
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Safe Food Handling Methods

To be able to attend this online training program, you require a stable internet connection, a working web camera and be computer literate. Upon successful completion of the online training you will receive an activation token to write the exam. Participants must provide a government ID before taking the exam.

To register for this training program, call 647-827-1425 or email  at torontoemployment@costi.org. There are limited seats available.

If you require help with registration or have any questions please feel free to contact us at SAWRO.

SAWRO
416-686-0701
sawro.office@gmail.com
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