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​​​A Reason To Celebrate!!!
Celebrating 25th wedding anniversary is indeed a special event. But for our newcomers Mgrdich and Kohar Bablanian, who fled war-torn Aleppo, Syria, the celebration was so much more. The couple recently celebrated their Silver wedding anniversary with an intimate group of friends and family, where they gathered in the festively decorated party room of the building they now call home. The table was flowing with traditional Armenian and Middle Eastern favorites, while the music kept the couple and their guests moving on the dance floor.
Among those invited to celebrate with the Bablanians were a few members of the Armenian Family Support Services who were instrumental in bringing the family to Canada. The Bablanians, like so many others who fled, leaving their homes and businesses in Syria behind, have now made Canada their home. They and their two sons, Shant and George, arrived in Canada a little more than two years ago - a new land with hopes and dreams of finding a peaceful and prosperous life in Canada. Armenian Family Support Services was there to welcome them, together with their private sponsor, providing the assistance and support they needed to settle in Toronto, make a home, find jobs, and begin to re-build their lives.
During the many speeches made that evening, Mgrdich and Kohar expressed gratitude and hope - gratitude for their new life in Canada and hope for the future of their family. It was indeed a special reason to celebrate!

December 15

AFSS 12th Annual

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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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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:








October 12

Community Safety Workshop


On Friday October 12, 2018 Armenian Family Support Services hosted another exciting, informational and interactive workshop.
Our newcomers and other members of the community gathered in the Maral Ishkhanian Hall where our guest speaker, police officer Gary Gomez, delivered a successful workshop with valuable information and great tips about "Community Safety".
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed some pizza and refreshments. AFSS holds regular community circle events where our newcomers and community at large gather to learn new insights and get to know each other.
Join us on our next event! "Financial planning - know the value of you money" on Friday November 9, at 7:30 pm!




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  • Employment Services                                                   Գործի ծառայութիւններ
  • Settlement / Newcomer                 նորեկներու տեղավորման օգնութիւն
  • Crisis Intervention                                                        Տագնապի միջամտութիւն
  • Youth Engagement                                       Երիտասարդներու գործունէութիւն
  • Mental Health Services                        Մտային առողջութեան ծառայութիւններ
  • Elder Care Services                                                 Տարեցներու հոգատարութիւն

Our Voice - Testimonials

“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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Armenian Family Support Services in Toronto offers a variety of free services in response to our community needs. Please check our Programs and Services page for more information.

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Financial Planning Workshop


Finance Planning& Volunteer Appreciation Night!

On Friday November 9, 2018 Armenian Family Support Services hosted another exciting, informational and fun event. Our newcomers and other members of the community gathered in the Maral Ishkhanian Hall where our guest speaker Anne Maggisano, CFA, Vice president at Burgundy Asset Management, presented valuable information about how to manage finance and provided great tips for investing in order to get the best results from our savings.

The session was followed by volunteer gathering, where Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian conveyed his kind words and appreciation for volunteers generous support. AFSS Chair Linda Pichikian also delivered her sincere gratitude to AFSS' volunteers for their hard work and devotion to AFSS and our community. The AFSS board said its special thanks to Haig Thomasian former AFSS board member for 14 year of continued and valuable services to newcomers in their employment and job search.

During the event, representatives from ACCES employment services were present and answered questions for job search and employment matters. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed some pizza and refreshments.Thank you to all our devoted volunteers for driving this great event.

Your kind donation will help support newcomers and refugees with successfully settling, integrating, and participating in our community.

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.

Please press the donate button to support our efforts with helping refugee families lead happy and successful lives.

We sincerely thank you for your help!
AFSS Team

Community Support Circle - Community Safety