Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (SCAWR)

Who is SCAWR?

The Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region(SCAWR )is a non-profit community association whose mandate is to enhance the lives of Somali Canadians and immigrants of Waterloo Region. The organization was first established in 1994 to facilitate awareness of the needs of Somali refugees in the region. As the community was growing, it became apparent that there was a significant need for an association to help with the settlement of the growing number of refugees and newcomers from Somalia and the larger Horn of Africa. Our goal is to motivate members to actively participate in community based initiatives and programs, as well as to foster awareness of the rights and responsibilities of good citizenship.

Our Mission

To motivate and empower members of our community to actively participate and engage on all levels of community platforms.

Vission

Sustainably develop a strong, vibrant, and well-rounded healthy community through participatory development and capacity building .

Value

Programs We Run

Recreational Programs:

SCAWR provides drop in basketball and soccer programs for both young boys and girls in the Waterloo Region. The programs are spread out and located at three different public school locations.

All sport programs run on Saturday evenings.

Basketball Program:
Location: A.R.Kaufman Public School 11 Chopin Dr, Kitchener, ON N2M 2G3
Saturday’s from 6-9pm

Girls Soccer and boys soccer program
Location #1: W.T. Townshend Public School, 245 Activa Ave, Kitchener, ON N2E 4A3
Girls soccer program Saturday’s 4-6pm
Boys soccer program Saturday’s 6-9pm Ages: 13-18

Homework Program

About: The homework club provides tutoring services for students of all ages in Waterloo Region. This hosted with the help of Frontier College, who aid in providing tutors.

Location: A.R.Kaufman Public School, 11 Chopin Dr, Kitchener, ON N2M 2G3

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm to 8 pm

Women’s literacy program:
Promotes the development of literacy skills for newcomer women for whom English is a second language. The literacy classes run on site while their children are in programming for convenience.

Location: A.R.Kaufman Public School, 11 Chopin Dr, Kitchener, ON N2M 2G3
Time: Tuesday and Thursdays, 6-8pm

Referral Services:

SCAWR can assist in referring individuals to the appropriate social and community service programs, such as:
Immigration Services
Translation and Interpretation Services
Housing and Community legal services referrals
Family Counseling and Support groups
And more

Please feel free to contact us or check out the links section of our website.

S.C.A.W.R.
Tel. 519-772-4399 – Ext. 3570
65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2L9
Email: board@scawr.ca

Upcoming Events

SCAWR TEAM

SCAWR is currently run by our Board of Directors

Faduma Musse
President

Abdulrizack Ahmed
Vice President

Dhahir Hassan
Treasurer

Fathi Ibrahim
Secretary

Gulled Ahmed
Sports Director

We're happy to hear from you

S.C.A.W.R.
Tel. 519-772-4399 – Ext. 3570
65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2C 2L9
Email: board@scawr.ca

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