Saturday, December 16, 2017
SSN History

2002-2004          2005-2007          •2008-2010          •2011-2012


Creating Bridges for Healthy Communities: In partnership with Blue Hills Child and Family Centre and Kinark Child and Family Services funded by OTF


South Asian Adult Day Program (SAADP): In partnership with Unionville Home Society funded by CLHIN on weekends for elderly and frail seniors

South Asian Outreach Project is a joint initiative of Social Services Network and Family Services of York Region project reaches out to the diverse South Asian. Support groups  held on a weekly basis, facilitated in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil and English

Anti-Youth Violence Conference:  SSN in partnership with other agencies organized a one day education forum and open dialogue with over 100 youth from local schools on  May 23, 2007 at the Markham Civic Centre as part of International Youth Week.

Sports Day and Youth Fair  (Milliken Mills High School)

Youth EKTAA :  The Annual South Asian Multicultural Talent Event – “Ektaa held at Bur Oak Secondary School in Markham.

Focus on Family Literacy: Funded by CDIF is an eight week program for fathers and grandfathers.


Hired a new ED: Dr. Naila Butt

Diabetes Prevention and Self Management Program: Delivered a 12 week program funded by CLHIN through a community based integrated approach for the prevention of chronic diseases like diabetes in collaboration with Markham Stouffville Hospital and Carefirst. Total 1500 clients were screened in three months and 155 referred to Diabetes Education center at MSH.

Six Months’ Evidence Based Study to Prevent and Manage Diabetes: The study measured the community impact of integrated approach of healthy eating, active living and mental health management on preventing chronic diseases at a sikh temple and Hindu temple. Funded by Healthy Communities Fund

Outreach and Connections within the SA Community: 3 year project funded by OTF

Multimedia Film Festival of YR: 3 documentaries produced by the youth group were nominated to be screened at the York Region Film Festival. SSN became a part of the board of the film festival.

Our Heritage- through South Asian Eyes funded by New Horizons

Candlelight Vigil:

The Toronto Area Interfaith Council, the Association of progressive Muslims of Canada ,  Social Services Network with the support of Mayor Frank Scarpitti and the Town of  Markham successfully organized the Candle light Vigil event on 17th October 2010 for the victims of the floods in Pakistan

SSN Thanksgiving Night: SSN organized a thanksgiving dinner in November 24, 2010 at The Host Restaurant to celebrate SSN’s partnership with community leaders and recognize our collective efforts in improving the health and quality of life of our communities. More than 40 community leaders attended this event.

HR & Staff Development: Training of Program Managers on performance management, initiated health insurance for full time staff, Recruited a volunteer coordinator