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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan


CW4WAfghan is a federally registered charity (Canada Revenue Agency #887718203RR0001). CW4WAfghan is also registered with Industry Canada as a non-profit corporation under number 415380-4 and is licensed to operate under the Alberta Government Charities Act (#309874). CW4WAfghan is registered as an international non-profit organization with the Ministry of Economy (MoEc) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under #343. Reports are provided each six months to the MoEc on all funds disbursed to projects in Afghanistan.

Originally founded in 1998, CW4WAfghan was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in May 2003 and as a registered charity in February 2009. CW4WAfghan is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of not less than three persons elected to fill the Officer positions, and no more than six additional persons, being Directors at large, as per the organization's CRA approved by-laws. The officers of CW4WAfghan are the National President, the National Vice President, the National Secretary and the National Treasurer. Directors and officers are nominated and elected at the annual general meetings by voting members. 

Board of Directors 2019-2020

Narmin Ismail-Teja, Chair; Pat Cashion, Treasurer; Laila Rashid, Secretary; Fawad Akbari, Director; Natasha Fernando, Director; Carolyn Reicher, Director 

Board Advisors

Janice Eisenhauer, Senior Advisor (Co-Founder; Founding Executive Director 1998-2018); Madeliene Tarasick, Past President and Advisor (Former President 2010-2018); Irene MacDonald, Advisor (Former Co-Chair Lantern Fund; Board Member 2008-2018); Margaret Stewart, Advisor (Former Treasurer; Board Member 2010-2018) 

Executive Team

Cheri Burke-Gaffney, Director of Finance; Latifa Majidi, Country Director; Lauryn Oates, Executive Director; and, Murwarid Ziayee, Senior Director

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
PO Box 86016, Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2T 6B7

t: 1 (403) 244-5625

Registered Charity #887718203RR0001

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