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We foster a supportive and inclusive community among Arab women in Waterloo Region and Guelph ​​

We work to connect Arab women to each other and the broader community by fostering a healthy, inclusive, and respectful community.

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Our community of Arab women provides encouragement and support to one another. We're here to listen and to care.

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We serve women through our self-betterment programs that are designed for Arab women, by Arab women. We lift each other up.

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CAWA is dedicated to providing barrier-free and culturally sensitive tools and resources. We are committed to accessibility for all and believe Arab women deserve opportunities tailored to help them succeed in all facets of life. 



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Arab women face unique obstacles in Canada. Along with facing gender-based discrimination, Arab women can find it difficult finding accessible resources and programs because of things like language barriers, culture shock and cultural differences, and simply not knowing where to find them. That’s why CAWA is committed to providing barrier-free and culturally sensitive programming to Arab women in our communities and connecting them with relevant local resources and services. 

CAWA helped me to the safe side, because of CAWA I now understand my rights in Canada. I understand that I have the right to live here. They did all the efforts to help me reach social services in Canada. Today I'm a free woman, today I'm a safe woman with my full rights to be in this country without worrying about getting deported because of my ex-husband. Today I'm safe with my kids around me.
If there is anything more than words to thank all the staff of CAWA, I would do it. 

CAWA program participant, who was experiencing domestic violence


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