Afghan Association of Ontario (AAO) was established in 1982 and incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit charity organization, providing settlement, integration and adaptation services to the Afghan community. Since then the organization has been assisting newcomers from different backgrounds to better integrate, adapt and enable them to fully participate into the Canadian society. Read More
Issues related to newcomer’s first days in Ontario.
Working in Ontario
Education in Ontario
Hospital and Doctors
School and ESL programs
Social services office
Social Insurance Number application
Canadian Citizenship application
Interaction with community
Translation of documents
Interpretation and advocacy
Since 1985, AAO has sponsored over 13,000 Afghan refugees in partnership with CIC from all over the world under the Private Sponsorship Program. Ultimately, to help develop responsible and productive citizens to further enrich both the Afghan community in Ontario and the multi-cultural mosaic of the Province.
AAO managed to provide programs that focus on the empowerment of women by promoting the equality of women socially, economically, culturally and politically. Afghan Women Support Program has widely supported and availed services to women having interest in exploring and enhancing their personal growth.
The AAO TV Program, broadcasting through Free-to-Air (FTA) satellite, is designed specifically for community news relevant to its newcomer audience and promotion of its services and programs. The program airs twice a week for one hour (Fridays 9-10pm, Saturdays 10-11am).