Afghan Women's Centre of Montreal

  • QC

About Us

The Afghan Woman's Centre of Montreal is a registered Non-Profit created in 2002, serving Afghan women and their families in and around Montreal.

President: Makai Aref


Establish communication with Afghan women and their families in and around Montreal.

  • Organize gatherings and exchange experiences among the Afghan women regarding the education of Afghan women and their children and integration into Quebec and Canadian society.
  • Establish Afghan women seniors as trainers/educators for the younger generation.


  • To provide access to help and legal information regarding family violence. (from Shield Athena)
  • To provide access to a pediatrics medical clinic with a doctor who speaks Dari. (Dr. Iiaria Moneta)
  • To Introduce Canadian/Quebec society and it's laws.
  • To provide access to learning, skill sharing, and promote an exchange of ideas with different communities.
  • Organize gatherings and special projects- ie Mothers Day Independence Day
  • Organize the Catering Collective for Afghan women to develop their cooking skills and earn income.
  • Provide services for Afghan senior women ie (Canada Human Resources-New Horizon grants)
  • Provide Afghan senior women opportunities to practise their traditional embroidery skills and earn income.
  • Establish and provide access to English and French classes to Afghan senior women.