Upcoming Events

March 09, 2020

March 9th, 2020 International Women's Day

An Evening of Empowerment

The Afghan Women's Center (AWC) will be celebrating, International Women's Day (IWD) on March 9th, 2020 at 3 pm. The AWC wants to recognize the hard-working women/members of the organization. Many of whom have demonstrated resilience in times of war, to dealing with socio-cultural shifts.

(March 8th IWD) strikes a chord with the organization. Since the AWC works with women who have lived through the war in Afghanistan. These women have demonstrated strength and grace in the most difficult situation.

We have lined up two guest speakers who will discuss the role of women in pre-war Afghanistan. As well as the ideological shift that displaced women during the war period.

The AWC invites you to learn about a once flourishing Afghanistan, the history of persecution, and the hopes for a better future.

February 24, 2020

AWC is back to its regular activities

Starting Monday February 24th

Starting Monday, February 24th., the AWC is back to its regular activities.

The activities are held in our office, on Mondays and Wednesdays every week in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm, for its members but open to all.

The activities are the following: 

  • Languages courses, French & English beginner level

  • Computer courses beginner level computer literacy 

  • Yoga classes, for a healthier lifestyle & mental well-being. 

All courses above mentioned geared toward recent immigrants. All origins and ages are welcome!

Non-members are encouraged to become members at the cost of $20 annual membership. People who don’t want to be an immediate member can take these courses at a cost of only $40 for 3 months.

Courses costs and membership fees are non-refundable.

To register for these activities, please come to visit us at:

Afghan Women’s Center

1857 De Maisonneuve boulevard West, suite 305

Montréal (Québec) H3H 1J9

Email :

Phone: 514 321-2194


Hurry up as there are limited places left to register for these courses.  

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Welcome everyone!

March 01, 2020

AWC is hiring an admin assistant

Its Full time position


1857, Boul. Maisonneuve Ouest Suite: 305

Montréal (Québec)


JOB OFFER: Administrative Assistant

(Full-time, temporary contract with potential for extension)

 The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal (AWCM) is a non-profit organization located in downtown Montreal. We work with immigrant women on an individual and collective basis to help empower them to participate fully in their communities, discover their place in society, break isolation and find the best ways to meet their needs, both economically and socially. We provide a range of services and activities catered to the needs of our community.

Our organization aims to give its members a sense of belonging, a safe space where their voices and expression are welcome and give them hope for a better future in Quebec.

 AWCM is looking to hire a Full-time administrative assistant for 30 hours per week to work in our office downtown (near Guy-Concordia Metro Station).

We offer a 6 to 7-month contract beginning immediately, with the potential for contract renewal. 

Requirements: - Fluency in French and English is essential

- Experience working in community sector an asset

- Experience in office administration as asset

- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer skills

 Principle Tasks: - Provide general administrative support for projects and communications for the organization (e.g. answering phones and emails, note taking at meetings, updating internal and official documents)

- Help to organize meetings and events including booking meeting space, corresponding with attendees and promotion, taking minutes, etc.

- Update website and social media as needed If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to


November 30, 2019

Immigrant Women's Stories Narrative of Pain & Resilience

Book Lunch Event

The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal launching would like to cordially invite our members and friends to our Book Launch Event on November 30th, 2019. We will be launching our book titled “Immigrant Women and Narratives of Pain and Resilience” written by immigrant women of our Centre that illustrates the resiliency and strength of these women and overcoming obstacles. We will be hosting the launch event at YWCA 1355 Boul René Levesques West, Downtown Montreal, Qc, H3G 1T3 near metro Lucien-L'Allier.

September 16, 2019

Afghan Café

Afghan Women's Center

The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal presents


Afghan muffins and cookies, Afghan tea and coffee for sale in the main lobby at 1857 de Maisonneuve West

Monday, September 16th from 9:00 to 11:00 am

This initiative helps to develop entrepreneurship; proceeds go directly to the women involved.

June 22, 2019

AGM ( Annual General Meeting )

AGM of AWCM JUne 22nd, 2019

Every year, our AGM is an opportunity for community groups to come together, connect, and reflect

AWCM supports hundreds of immigrant’s women across Montreal - Quebec. AWCM’s AGM is the best opportunity to meet each other and to play a role in guiding our work. Whether you’re an AWCM’s member or simply interested in hearing about what we’ve been up to this past year, you’re welcome to join us for a day of great conversations, fantastic company and delicious food!

Agenda Overview

Changes to bylaws in progress

Annual Reports

Financial Reports

Board Elections

March 24, 2019

Persian New Year 1398 - 2019

Bring your friends and family for a fun and unforgettable evening!

Persian New Year celebrated by several countries including Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kurdistan, Iran. Nowruz is the first day of the Persian new year and commences the start of spring.

We are delighted to invite you to our Nowruz celebration happening the evening of Sunday, March 24th. Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of spring with delicious Afghan cuisines, great music, dancing, poetry, handicrafts and more!

Bring your friends and family for a fun and unforgettable evening! A beautiful haft-seen table will also be set up and we will be serving plenty of haft-mewah!

We would love for people from all backgrounds to come and explore the rich culture and festivities of this annual event and we encourage everyone to come dressed in their traditional garments in celebration! 

March 18, 2019

All-You-Can-Eat Afghan Food Expo!

Join us in trying a variety of home-cooked Afghani dishes

Back by popular demand, this March, The Afghan Women’s Center will once again be hosting a food exposition! This will be a unique opportunity for you to try a wide variety of delicious traditional dishes from Afghanistan and learn more about our rich culture! The dishes will all be catered with love by our very own Afghan Women's Catering group. Come try a variety of juicy tender kebabs, herbed rice, fresh naans and much more!


The event will take place at 1857 Maisonneuve West.


There will be vegetarian options available.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the lovely chefs of the Afghan Women’s Catering group. Afghan Women’s Catering is a project of the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal, consisting of a group of hard-working, caring and passionate women who have recently come to Canada to begin their new life. Aware of the hardships of adjusting to a new society, the Centre’s mission is to provide refugee and immigrant women an opportunity for engagement in the community. The centre supports their transition into the Montreal society by providing language classes, cultural events, workshops, and more.


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Montréal, Québec H3H 1J9

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