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AFSS 14th Annual Soup Kitchen

On March 24, AFSS celebrated its 14th Annual Soup Kitchen event. More than 100 guests gathered ranging from our existing community along with our newcomers. Soup Kitchen, is one of our signature events with the goal of creating awareness of poverty in our society and to appreciate our everyday blessings. As the famous quote states: Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day and awakens and refines the appetite. "Auguste Escoffier"

Government dignitaries attended our Soup Kitchen event: MPP Mitzie Hunter, MP John McKay and MP Jean Yip. Linda Pichikian, AFSS Chair made the opening remarks , Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian blessed our event and the delicious homemade soups.

The soup was served by honorable MPP Mitzie Hunter and Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian. We were grateful to have two guest speakers, Kevin Sanjay Ervan, Bioenergetics Practitioner. He provided a few tips on how to improve our mental health and have a better connection between our mind, body and spirit. Our second speaker, Stan DeSouza from The Neighbourhood Group, introduced the essential tools for the job search for newcomers.Special thanks to Councillor Jim Karygiannis’s office, delivering certificate for the event and two scrolls for our guest speakers.Thank you to the following volunteers and donors who made this event such a success: Mr. Levon Karapetyan from Lavash Bread House, donating the Lavash,  CuBE Packaging Solutions for donating the Re-usable Soup Bowls. Our volunteers, Anahid Movel and Ella Sarkissian. Soup donations : Cream of Leek Soup - Seza Nazarian, Lentil Soup - Vivian Mirzoyan, Russian Barley Soup - Rita Odjaghian (Her grandmother's recipe).Bon appetit!!

Success Story!


On March 7, 2017, Armenian Family Support Services had the honour to be a Special Guest at George Bablanian's Jewellery show at the “REFLECT” event organized by Raw Artists of Toronto.
This was a great event in the heart of downtown, at the famous Toronto Mod Club, a well-known dark club on College street. It is in a two story building bursting with all sorts of arts created and showcased by young artists. The artworks in the show included avant-garde face makeup, body painting, a fun fashion show and fabulous jewelry.
George Bablanian is one of AFSS's young Syrian Armenian newcomers. He has been in Toronto for less than three years. He was raised in the jewellery world, where he learned all about jewellery from a young age.
In Toronto he secured a position with a well-established jewellery outlet. While working, George developed his creativity and art and is now expressing his talent by designing his own collection of jewellery.
George has started his own company called S-KEST which means "Costume" in Armenian.
All the jewellery in the RAW Artists' Fashion Show was supplied by S-KEST. George also had his own booth in the venue.
This is truly a great success story and AFSS is proud to be witnessing this remarkable entrepreneurial achievement.
Congratulations, George. Well done!!!

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December 15

AFSS 14th Annual 
Soup Kitchen Event

Մեր համայնքի կարիքներուն համեմատ, Հայ Ընտանիքի Օգնութեան Ծառայութիւնը կ՛ապահովէ զանազան անվճար ծառայութիւններ: Հաճիք այցելեցեք մեր “Programs and Services” էջը յաւելեալ տեղեկութիւններու համար:



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AFSS 12th Annual 
Soup Kitchen Event

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AFSS provides a wide range of settlement and integration programs and services to our newcomer families, specifically to refugees who have experienced war and hardships. Our programs and services have helped our newcomers with fully settling into their new homes and jobs, and creating a strong network within the community.

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Armenian Family Support Services (AFSS)

is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide emergency support, settlement, and referral services in the Greater Toronto Area.


Հայ Ընտանիքի Օգնութեան Ծառայութիւնը (Հ.Ը.Օ.Ծ.) հասարակական բարեսիրական կազմակերպութիւն է, որուն նպատակն է աջակցել թորոնթոբնակ ժողովուրդին կարիքներին:








​  March 24

AFSS 12th Annual Children's Christmas Cheer Campaign!

On December 15th, AFSS hosted its 12th Annual Children's Christmas Cheer Campaign. This year's campaign was another great success and brought smiles to many our newcomer children's faces. We would like to express our gratitude to the tireless efforts of our dedicated volunteers and to our generous donors. Special thanks to:
St. Sahag St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School management, students and their families for donating toys, and other gifts to our Campaign year after year.
CuBE Packaging Solutions Management and staff for organizing Toy Drive and donating toys and gift cards for our campaign. Special thanks to Ms. Ani Kokorian for her dedicated help every year.
Our event was more special as it was combined with Christmas Clothing Drive organized by St. George Armenian Students' Association (ASA) of University of Toronto, many clothing were collected and will be send to Armenia.
Thank you to all for donating clothes and everyone who donated and helped in this year's Campaign.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

November 9

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Armenian Family Support Services marks International Women's Day today, March 8, 2019. 
We celebrate all women around the world and salute newcomer and refugee women who have fought to make a new life for themselves and their family in our wonderful country Canada.

Հայ ընտանիքի աջակցության ծառայություններն այսօր նշում են Կանանց միջազգային օրը `մարտի 8, 2019: Մենք նշում ենք աշխարհի բոլոր կանանց եւ ողջունում նորեկ եւ փախստական ​​կանայք, ովքեր պայքարել են իրենց նորածին կյանքն իրենց եւ իրենց ընտանիքի համար `մեր հրաշալի երկրում Կանադայում:


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“Mental health issues are unfortunately not easily fixed and are a long term issue. I cannot express enough, the support the Armenian Family Support Services have given my family. If it had not been for them, I dread to think of the situation that could have occurred. Now, sometime after the major breakdown and the support continues and I pray will not end soon"

 

Z. B.

Community Member

“AFSS provided us with both material and emotional support. That made us realize that in this foreign country {Canada], we are not alone. Thank you for the work that you do for newcomers, we really appreciate it.”

 

Newcomer Family

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