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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

From Flicker To Flame: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Afghanistan

CW4WAfghan National Symposium and AGM 


Celebrating 20 years together!  TORONTO 2018
From Flicker to Flame:  Supporting Learning and Teaching in Afghanistan

Special thanks to the Elementary Teachers Association of Ontario for hosting our event in their beautiful building!
Join us to learn more about the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan and on what Canadians can do to help. Hear how people like you, Canadian and Afghan citizens, are working together focusing on education, on change and  progress. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired through constructive dialogue and exchange of ideas! Thank you to all of our member delegates and supporters for making this event possible! Special thanks to our Saturday session partners, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, and the Elementary Teachers Association of Ontario for providing the beautiful venue. Welcome community partners, supporters and all those passionate about supporting the rights of Afghan women and girls!

CW4WAfghan Members’ registration fee is $225 covering all events, including Thursday banquet, lunches and Friday Members’ reception. Advance tickets only, seating is limited.

Thursday, Sept 27th (Ramada Plaza)
7:00-9:00 pm Special Opening Banquet: Celebrating 20 years! All Welcome (Public Tickets $65)

Friday, Sept 28th (ETFO)
8:30-3:30 pm Registered Members Sessions
3:30-4:00 pm AGM Business Meeting
5:30-6:30 pm Members' Reception

Saturday, Sept 29th (ETFO)  All Welcome (Public $50; Students $35)

8:30-4:00 pm Public Sessions “From Flicker to Flame: Learning and Teaching in Afghanistan” Guest Presentations, Panel Discussions

CW4WAfghan is pleased to partner with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada to provide this full day of informative and engaging sessions for members, public and youth. 

           Saturday sessions undertaken with financial support from:       



• Sally Armstrong, Journalist, Author

• Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News

• Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

• Noorjahan Akbar, Free Women Writers

• Jamshid Hashimi, Software Developer & Activist

• Conrad Koczorowski, Program Officer, Aga Khan Foundation Canada

• Dr. Lauryn Oates, CW4WAfghan Programs Director

• Martin Parnell, The Secret Marathon

• Murwarid Ziayee, CW4WAfghan Senior Director

• François Rivest, Ambassador, Embassy of Canada in Afghanistan (invited guest)

MC: Kate McKenzie, Founder, Worldviews Project

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Toronto 2018: CW4WAfghan National Symposium and AGM to be held at the Elementary Teachers Association of Ontario
136 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 0B5

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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