Annual Soup Kitchen

AFSS Press Office
Published February 2, 2015

In the City of Toronto, February is known as "Youth Homelessness Awareness Month" as homelessness is a desperate and difficult situation that is a serious concern in Toronto.

On Sunday February 1st, 2015, Armenian Family Support Services, Holy Trinity Armenian Church, hosted their 10th annual Soup Kitchen and Shining Light on Mental Health Series to raise awareness on homelessness and mental health.

Thank you to all who attended our event. A BIG thank you to our volunteers and guest speakers. We appreciate your continued support.

For more information and how you can participate

in this event click here or email


8th Annual AFSS Christmas Campaign For Children

AFSS Press Office
Published December 22, 2015

Annual Event

2014 marked the 8th year that the Armenian Family Support Services organized the Christmas Campaign for Children (formerly known as Adopt a Child for Christmas campaign), which helps support deserving families and children in the GTA to celebrate the holiday season. Through donations from the community, we were able to produce gift packages consisting of toys, clothing, chocolates, gift cards, and goodie bags including health and food products which were packaged and then personally delivered by our volunteers.  

On Saturday December 20th, 2014, AFSS received a large number of toys gathered by St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School for the needy families and children on our list. On Sunday December 21st, 2014, our amazing team came together and began preparing gift bags for deserving families and children. These bags were prepared with a lot of love and Christmas spirit, and each gift bag was personalized to the child it was for.  

We are immensely grateful to all our supporters, donors and all of the volunteers. We would like to give a big thank you to St. Sahag and St. Mesrop Armenian Saturday School for their Toy Drive in support of the children.  Also, special recognition to Mrs. Seza Nazarian for leading this compassionate mission year after year. We are so grateful to all the people who have supported the children by donating a toy or making a financial contribution. You all have shown the true spirit of Christmas by giving to those in need.

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Monthly Employment Counseling

Ongoing Program

On a monthly basis, we provide employment counseling sessions. Our professional counselors assist with resume writing, preparing cover letters, coaching on networking and interviewing styles.

Please for more information and to schedule an appointment.

10th Annual AFSS Fundraiser 'A Night to Shine'

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Community members joined in an eventful celebration as we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Armenian Family Support Services Fundraiser.

Visit with Minister of Immigration & Citizenship

AFSS Press Office
Published September 5, 2013

Board members, staff and volunteers of Armenian Family Support Services had the pleasure of meeting with the Honourable Chris Alexander, newly appointed Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church. The Minister spent over two hours with our community, taking a tour of the church and then meeting with everyone at a round table discussion about immigration and the plight of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries.  Topics discussed included the role that associations such as AFSS have in helping newcomers transition into their new lives in Canada, as well as mentoring initiatives and future pilot projects involving local outreach groups.  Attendees of the meeting were left with an optimistic and bright outlook for the future of immigrants and new citizens in Canada.

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Community Clean Up

Annual Event

Members of the Armenian Family Support Services, Student Volunteers, and Newcomers joined together to help clean up the surrounding grounds of our community and church. Over 12 bags were collected and picked up by the City of Toronto.

This event takes place every year in the month of April to commemorate the Armenian Genocide of April 1915.

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HIMA (Help Immediate Member Appeal)

Ongoing Program

HIMA (Armenian definition: "Now") continues to provide furniture to those in need. Through our large email distribution list, we reach out to community members who are willing to provide furniture in helping with settlement of newcomers.

Please for more information and learn how you can help.

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Armenian  Family Support Services receives most generous donation

AFSS Press Office

Published January 8, 2016

On Friday January 8th, 2016, Mr. Adrian Feudale, President of Alltech Solutions was welcomed to Holy Trinity Armenian Church by the Parish Priest, Fr. Zareh Zargarian and the board members of Armenian Family Support Services.

During a warm and friendly meeting, Mr. Feudale, a generous, young entrepreneur who believes in giving back to the community, donated 15 brand new laptops for the newcomer, refugee families. 

Fr. Zargarian and the AFSS Board Members talked about the details of the vast and important mission they have undertaken in regards to assisting Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the newcomers in general.

Mr. Adrian Feudale’s donation is greatly appreciated and most certainly this act of kindness will be a great assistance to the families in the resettlement mission.