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ESL -English Classes

In partnership with York Region District School Board, SSN is providing English Classes 2 days per week, every Tuesday and Wednesday at our Markham Community Hub from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no fee for the classes.


Yoga and  Zumba take place everyday at 9:30 a.m. at SSN Markham Community Hub.  Diverse community members have an opportunity to participate in the classes delivered by a certified yoga instructor.   New Yoga class beginning on Saturdays at 10:00 a,m. 

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Shared Journey's Project - Current Project

Shared Journey Project is a partnership with Muslim Resource Centre (MRC) and York Children's Aid Society. SSN is providing community outreach and engagement as well as facilitating the training (which is to be run by MRC). Through the duration of this project, SSN has facilitated focus groups and key informant interviews. 
For more information click here.

Markham Community Hub - Current Project. 

The Markham Community Hub is the first successful step towards achieving our goal and addressing the needs of the community in Markham.

This Community Hub will deliver health promotion programming and provide a location for other organizations that do not have their own space but who also serve SSN clients.

For more information click here.

Neighbours, Friends & Family - Current Project 

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help.  The Ontario Women’s Directorate has funded the campaign since November 2005. The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children at Western University has managed the campaign. To date, more than 200 communities have participated in the campaign. Please visit the NFF website for more information about this overall campaign

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Women's Day - Healthy living event 2014 - Project successfully completed.

On March 7th 2014, Social Services Network held their 3
rd Annual International Women’s Day – Healthy Living Event at Armadale Community Centre, with a total of 250 community members attended. This was a fun filled event filled with great speakers, performances, services and resources for the community.
For more information click here. 

Impact of Family Violence... a South Asian Perspective (FVC) . Project successfully completed. 

The Social Services Network is leading the Annual Family Violence Conference- A South Asian Perspective.  SSN in partnership with the York Regional Police with the support from Toronto Police Services’ Community Mobilization Unit, Peel Regional Police and Durham Regional Police Service and York Region Children’s Aid Society organized the first conference in May 2011 at Queens Park. The 2nd was hosted by York Regional Police on May 2nd and 3rd 2012 at Seneca College’s Markham Campus. 

The aim of this conference is to bring together the diverse South Asian communities with all the key sectors involved in violence prevention and response, to identify the kinds of programs, sector-specific training and public education campaigns that will be needed in order to develop and deliver an effective community development strategy for addressing the various manifestations of violence that is occurring in South Asian families.

The third conference is now being planned in Peel Region

For more information click here.

Focus On Family Literacy

 - Project successfully completed. 

This project consists of a series of courses for parents and grandparents in the GTA's many multicultural, multilingual communities.

For more information click here.

South Asian Outreach Project - Project successfully completed.

[In partnership with Family Services York Region]

Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse through information and support groups held in Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu and Gujarati.

For more information click here.

Outreach and Connections within the South Asian Community - Project successfully completed. 

Outreach and connections within the South Asian community project is to ensure better access to culturally and linguistically sensitive services and supports that promote better health

For more information click here.