Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is pleased to invite you to attend the following series of events celebrating the Asian/South Asian Heritage Month in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

City Hall Information Display: 17-21 May

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO), and the Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention (ASAAP) will be hosting an information display at the City Hall Rotunda from May 17-21, 2010 as part of the Asian/ South Asian Heritage Month Celebration. This initiative will offer you an opportunity to showcase different documents (such as flyers, brochures etc.) pertaining to your projects/achievements with regard to South Asian communities.

As part of the information display, we will also be having a panel discussion on “Working towards Systematic Change” on 20 May 2010, from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm, at the Committee Room 3, Toronto City Hall. We would highly appreciate if you could attend this panel discussion.

Registration is free!! For registration and queries, please email or call 416-932-1359 X 11.

South Asian Health Equity Report Launch: 17 May 2010

CASSA invites you to attend the South Asian Health Equity Report Launch on Monday, 17 May 2010, from 10 am – 12 pm at the Auditorium, North York Central Library (5120 Young St). The report is a consolidation of existing research highlighting that the South Asian communities in Ontario experience health inequities that result from an unjust social structure. These inequities are avoidable through targeted community-initiated and oriented actions that can challenge the social determinants of health, including racialization and poverty. A panel will discuss the topics in the report.

For more info or RSVPs, feel free to contact or 416-932-1359X12.

South Asian Heritage Month Poster Competition: Deadline – 18 May 2010:

CASSA invites you to participate in its South Asian Heritage Month Poster Competition to celebrate South Asian heritage and promote greater access to the arts for South Asian communities in Canada. We encourage entries by artists who incorporate anti-racism and anti-oppression principles into powerful and engaging art. Deadline for submission is 18 May 2010.

Selected posters will be exhibited at several South Asian Heritage Month events organized by CASSA. Winners will receive a cash award of $250. For additional information on the competition, please email or call Nafisa Tanjeem at 416-932-1359 X 11.

Click here for detailed guidelines for the poster competition:

Click here to view and download the application form:

South Asian Youth Leadership Retreat: 29 May 2010-05-11

If you identify yourself as a youth of South Asian descent, age between 14-25, and are interested in developing leadership skills, CASSA and the City of Toronto are pleased to invite you to attend our Youth Leadership Retreat coming up on Saturday, 29 May 2010 at Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd, Toronto, ON  M1H 1C6. We will be offering a number of workshops on how to build up your leadership skills and bring positive changes in your communities. Topics include but not limited to nurturing leadership skills, conflict resolution, informative sessions on youth rights and opportunities, documentary screening etc.

Registration is free! Attendees will receive a certificate of participation. Lunch will be provided. For registration and queries, please contact or 416-932-1359X11.

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