Pre-Employment Development Program
Program Goal: Orientation to the Canadian Work Place for Newcomers and others who have not been in the labour force for at least one year. Clients will acquire basic skills for personal assessment and the completion of a personal action plan for the next step. This is an eight week Pre-Employment course followed by 16 weeks during which the agency assists the client to move to other programs, social support or employment.
Community Voice - HIV/AIDS Prevention Project
The Somali Immigrant Aid Organization continues to work to raise awareness, information, Education about HIV/AIDS in the Somali Community in Toronto. We are grateful to Toronto Public Health for their continued support and for giving SIAO the opportunity to educate our community about "The Truth of HIV/AIDS".
- We recruit, train and support volunteers to assist with the project
- We write educational articles regarding HIV/AIDS to Somali Newspapers
- HIV/AIDS education programs via Somali Community Radio
- Provide escorting services, interpretation and referrals to mainstream HIV/AIDS service providers
Volunteers make up a big portion of our organization they provide the essential support for the numerous programs that we run all year round.