Canadian Pakistani Support Group Association
To develop a strengthened support ecosystem for disadvantaged populations (women, and children, immigrant, refugee) to build an equitable and just society.
We are a registered charitable organisation based in Calgary. The organisation aims to uplift the vulnerable population ( women, children,immigrants, refugees,) through diverse community driven support programs. These programs include the access to and provision of basic needs, training, knowledge, awareness, and skills development. The organisation has developed extensive collaborative linkages in civil society for diverse programs to serve the target beneficiaries.
Maskan is a transitional shelter home which provides shelter, food, support, training and development, and connection with the community resources for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Provision of Basic needs (food, shellter, clothing) to in-house clients in the residential program.
Provision of Basic needs (Food, clothing etc) to out-reach clients who moved from in-house facility to independent living.
Access and facilitation to resources in the community (financial support programs, child support programs, second-stage shelters, progressive housing).
Development of skills through short and long training programs ( awareness sessions on healthy relationships,parenting, english language program, and referrals to employment skills programs offered by strategic partners).
Provision of counseling to women in-house for smooth transition in the survival period of the victim.
Provision of linkages for life skills to the victims of domestic violence. 100% clients who had availed the shelter home services are now linked with settlement agencies, educational institutes, or employers for their self- sustainability.
Provision of psychosocial support to the clients going through trauma and stress. Maskan is holding weekly series of webinars for awareness and information sharing during the pandemic times.