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We realize these are unsettling and unprecedented times for everyone. We wanted to let you know that we’re still here, and we’re continuing to work for you while we keep our team safe. We’d also like to hear how you’re doing, so we’ve included ways you can connect with us and other members of our community.
We recognize this is an unpredictable situation that’s changing all the time. We’ll do our best to continue to be here for you and to keep you updated along the way.
For those in our community who are able to support us financially, we will always appreciate your contributions to further strengthen our programs.
While IWOO office is closed, IWOO is active and working remotely as per usual business hours of Monday to Friday from 9am–5pm. We are currently delivering modified services by phone and online where possible to support our community needing our services. Here is a list of measures we’re talking about during COVID-19:

  • All staff and volunteers will be provided with training on the proper use of Personal
    Protective Equipment. (masks, gloves)
  • IWOO will provide the proper PPEs.
  • Signage is posted throughout the building.
  • Staff, volunteers and clients will be required to complete the daily self-screening questionnaire.
  • Daily/regular cleaning and disinfecting by the cleaning staff.
  • Cleaning supplies have been made available for staff to wipe and disinfect their work areas.

If you need support during this time, emails and phone calls are the best ways to reach us. Call us at 416-496-9566 or email us at info@iwontario.com

Stay safe.

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Dr. Noushin Khasteganan

Dr. Noushin Khasteganan is a Certified Canadian Addiction Counsellor and graduated from McMaster University. She has a Medical Doctorate earned in Iran in 1996. With her extensive background as an experienced Medical Doctor in the mental health care field, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her practice and employs a variety of therapeutic models to support the community.

Leyly Mirsanjari

Leyly has a bachelor in French language and language & civilization diploma Aix -en provence faculty,  Event management diploma from CDI college ,Peer leadership certificate from Family service Toronto,Early development (Mother craft college),Child care assistant from TDSB.

She has extensive experience in teaching French.
She also coordinate and facilitates several multicultural groups in various ages, peer support group,senior focus group, women support group focused on violence against women and healthy family healthy community.She worked 10 years at Family service Toronto, as a failitator.
Currently she is working at TDSB as an education assistant.
She has volunteered for Tirgan festival ( as outreach coordinator, guest and dignitaries coordinator and event assistant),Behnam foundation ,Karafarin and Iwoo organization.

Saharnaz Nahidi

Saharnaz has Bachelor of Art and two Master’s Degree in Psychology and research of Art from Iran. She has also studied “Addiction Recovery Support “in Canada. She was a consultant of Psychology in a Psychiatry clinic in Iran and has experience of providing help and relief for addiction, mental disorders and child care here in Canada. She is currently work as a direct support worker full time job at Community Living Toronto with mental health and disabilities residents. Also doing counselling under supervision of Ms.Akerman at Karma cares community in Toronto. Saharnaz joined IWOO as a volunteer in 2017 and has been a member of mental health committee from 2020. She has dedicated herself for educating and helping women and girls to their maximum capacity enabling them overcome barriers. Saharnaz would like to support Farsi speaking women and girls in Iranian- Canadian community.

Yasmin Fouladvand

Yasmin Fouladvand holds a Master of Finance degree from the Schulich School of Business. Through her experience in the banking sector, Yasmin stands out for her expertise in financial analysis and investment strategy development. Her unwavering passion lies in fostering fairness and promoting community growth by overcoming challenges and making a positive impact. Yasmin is passionately focused on meeting the specific needs of women and fostering opportunities for gender equity and meaningful progress.

Amin Azad

Amin Azad is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto at the intersection of engineering and entrepreneurship, with the goal of identifying educational tools to promote opportunity identification for venture creation. Amin has previously been a business mentor and educator in this space and has put together various courses and workshops with the purpose of helping entrepreneurial teams identify a need in the market and build a business around it.

Presently, he manages a consultancy service and is committed to supporting IWOO by leveraging his expertise in organizing workshops and encouraging community engagement within the entrepreneurship domain.

Guita Movallali

Guita Movallali holds a PHD in Psychology and BSc in Audiology. She is a retired Associate Professor at the USWR University. for Her extensive career spans over two decades, showcasing a remarkable blend of skills and expertise. Her influence extends to nonprofit organizations, where she has actively served on boards and spearheaded significant projects.

She has consistently displayed her dedication to knowledge transfer and community engagement, making her an invaluable asset in academia. Her roles as a researcher, educator, and leader within nonprofit organizations have made a significant impact.

Guita’s stellar track record includes the development of resources and programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families. Guita’s notable role as the CEO and Founder of the Faranak Clinic for Deaf children and the Program & Development Manager at VOICE for deaf kids exemplifies her commitment to supporting many families. Her dedication to the Deaf community has yielded numerous successful initiatives, coupled with her proficiency in Project Management techniques.

Her pivotal role as an Executive Director and Early Years Director has been instrumental in fostering the Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Canada. Guita’s skills, passion, and unwavering commitment continue to drive positive change and empower communities.

Amir Azad

Amir works at a Toronto-based Private Investment Office to manage assets on behalf of Canadian family offices. Previously Amir worked at a Financial Communication firm, supporting NASDAQ, NYSE, TSX and other Stock Exchanges. Amir has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Concordia University of Edmonton, and a Master of International Business from Queen’s University with a focus on Investments. Amir‘s professional background includes Venture Capital, Private Equity, Investments, and sustainable finance. Amir is the Director of Funding & Grants Committee at IWOO, and he overlooks the grants and fundraising efforts. Amir also has a Golden Retriever named Simba in which he enjoys hiking with.

Hengameh Saberi

Hengameh Saberi teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School. Outside academia, she has served on various nonprofit board of directors, worked as a consultant with a number of human rights institutions and brings to IWOO multi-jurisdictional experiences of organizational design and planning.