S.I.A.O. provided the following to any resident who seeks our support (some services in partnership)
  • Language Instructions for Newcomers (LINC) Program
  • Health and Community Programs (i.e.: PWW, HIV/AIDS)
  • Youth Opportunities program
  • Family Support programs
  • Pre-Employment Development and Employment counseling / Workshops
  • Information and referral services on Immigration, and Housing
  • Community Development & Community economics Development programs
  • Translation/interpretation services
Mission Statement
S.I.A.O. is a non-profit community based organization that is committed to addressing the integration, education, health, housing, social services, culture, and economic development needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Canada, through programs services and advocacy.
Aims & Objectives
  • To provide education, counseling and other support services for immigrants and refugees in need, including language instruction, employment training, job search programs on Canadians culture and life.
  • To establish, maintain and operate an employment training centre for unemployed individuals and low skilled workers.
  • To provide assistance to needy persons in drafting resumes, searching for employment and preparing for jobs interviews.
  • To provide counseling to individuals experiencing long-term unemployment.
  • To develop employment training and education programs.