CAWA runs a number of programs concerning family well-being, specifically mother and child. We aim to provide Arab women with effective parenting skills and techniques, as well as educate our community on a number of topics that affect them, their children, and the family unit as a whole.
One of the topics CAWA aims to discuss is domestic violence in marital relationships. As this is a topic that is often stigmatized in the Middle East and as a result, in the Canadian Arab community, we are committed to conveying important information in a way that is culturally sensitive and therefore effective.
Mother to Mother (happening now)
Intended to connect Arabic-speaking mothers either pregnant or who recently gave birth with volunteers in similar positions and provide social and emotional support. Funded by the Canadian Red Cross and the Government of Canada - Employment and Social Development.
Strong Families Together (happening now)
A collaborative effort with Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo that tackles issues such as domestic violence, marriage, healthy parenting, and family wellness. Funded by the Canadian Women's Foundation.
Bedtime Stories with Noon Bookstore
Online storytime sessions for children hosted by a local bookstore.