A non-profit community-based organization that is committed in addressing the immigration, integration, education, health, housing, social service, culture, and economic development needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Canada through programs, service and advocacy.
Somali Immigrant Aid Organization (S.I.A.O) is a non-profit community-based organization that is committed in addressing the immigration, integration, education, health, housing, social service, culture, and economic development needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Canada through programs, service and advocacy.
Vision & Goals
The goal of S.I.A.O is to ensure that all service users, regardless of race, gender, colour, country of origin, or length of residence in Canada have equal access to social services, education, employment, skills training and other relevant programs.
We meet the goal by providing individualized programs that are designed to meet the personal goal of the service user. These programs include: Settlement Counselling, Job Placement, English as a Second Language and literacy classes, Advocacy, Information and referral, and interpretation services for clients.
Somali Immigrant Aid Organization is dedicated to providing quality and inclusive settlement support services to newcomers.
Aims & Objectives
To provide education, counseling and other support services for immigrants and refugees in need, including language instructions, employment training, job search programs on Canadian Culture and life.
To establish, maintain and operate an employment-training center for unemployed individuals and low skilled workers.
To provide assistance to needy persons in drafting resumes, searching for employment and preparing for jobs and job interviews.
To provide counseling to individuals experiencing long-term unemployment.
To develop employment training and education programs
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Somali Immigrant Aid Organization provides youth between the ages of 15-29 with employment opportunities through partnerships with Canada Summer Jobs, Tropicana, and COSTI.
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Some programs and services
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Somali Immigrant Aid Organization’s Mental Health program provides clients with free support and implements different social assistance programs, and community services. We offer workshops and support groups in assisting clients in handling social and personal problems. Some of the services we provide include to support mental well-being:
- One-on-one, family and group counselling
- Crisis counselling
- Dealing with trauma, addiction, violence and anxiety
- Connecting to community resources
- Relationship difficulties and couples counseling
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Our current work focuses on building community capacity