Our Objectives

The Arab Women of Waterloo Region’s objectives are:

  1. Provide free culturally and linguistically-specific programming to Arab women in the Waterloo Region.
  2. Provide a safe and accessible space for Arab women to connect — especially those who are isolated or are newcomers.
  3. Connect Arab women with community resources, education, and tools relevant to their lives and interests.
  4. Support Arab women to achieve their fullest potential through active citizenship, volunteerism and peer support.
  5. Encourage healthy living through physical activity and a healthy mind.
  6. Alleviate women’s depression, anxiety and negative feelings caused by homesickness and isolation.
  7. Raise awareness of Arab women as valued contributors to the Waterloo Region and combat racism as a visible minority group.
  8. Build intercultural connections and mutual understanding.
  9. Elevate Arab women to become effective members and contribute to the local economy and its prosperity.