Maskan Family Association

we serve these populations

  • children and youth
  • homelessness
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • women

we need help with:

  • domestic violence
  • employment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • literacy
  • mental health
non profit

We are a registered charitable organization based in Calgary. The organization aims to uplift the vulnerable population (immigrants, refugees, women, youth, children) through diverse community-driven support programs. These programs include the access to and provision of basic needs, training, knowledge, awareness, and skills development. The organization has developed extensive collaborative linkages in civil society for diverse programs to serve the target beneficiaries.

  • To Provide Basic Needs through Community Support Drives
  • Provision and access to basic needs such as food, clothing, household, and other support to vulnerable families.
  • To build awareness and spread Knowledge
  • To build awareness and spread knowledge related to the most pressing and demanded topics such as Mental health, primary health, legal guidance, health family, healthy relationships, self-care and wellness, family violence, psychosocial issues, and women empowerment.
  • To provide training, workshops, and skill development
  • To develop skills and train individuals through short workshops such as Speak English with Confidence, digital empowerment, yoga for women.
  • Motivational and Life Coaching
  • Life coaching and motivation sessions such as healing your soul, body, mind, and soul wellness workshop series.
  • Maskan is a transitional shelter home that 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, shelter, 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 a smooth transition in the survival period of the victim.
  • Provision of linkages for life skills to the victims of domestic violence. 100% of 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 pandemic times.

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Contact Info

Aneela Azeem

Executive Director

(403) 708-3775


More Info

Charity Number: #703421511RR0001

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