The South Asian Women’s Community Centre offers services and programs through two exciting projects: The South Asian Women’s Autonomous & Independent (SAWAI) Project and the South Asian Youth (SAY) Project.

In addition, throughout the year, various projects and events are undertaken by staff, ec members and/or volunteers.


Sadeqa Siddiqui Essay Writing Competition

To honour Sadeqa Siddiqui who worked as the coordinator of our centre and was and still is committed to the mission of SAWCC,  an essay writing competition will be held each year.  This is our very  first competition and we look forward to hearing from HIGH SCHOOL and CEGEP students aged 16 to 18 years of age.

The contest runs from THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015 TO THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016 AT 12:00 NOON.

The topics for the essay are:

  1. Redefining of Women’s Role in Today’s Global World


  1. Use the verse below, written by Maya Angelou, to inspire your essay

When we come to it

We, this people, on this wayward, floating body

Created on this earth, of this earth

Have the power to fashion for this earth

A climate where every and every woman

Can live freely without sanctimonious piety

And without crippling fear.

The length of the essay is 750 words.

The essay must be submitted by e-mail to :

Your name must only appear on the entry form.  IF your name appears on the essay you submit, it will be disqualified.

The three chosen essays will appear in the three SAWCC bulletins following the announcement of the selected essays.

To access the application form, click here