Craft & Hobbies

A variety of hobbies and crafts are introduced. Some are new others traditional, such as creative writing, embroidery, crocheting, art classes, doll making. Participants have an opportunity to learn, teach and do.

Group Program Input

All areas welcome suggestions from participants to ensure the group needs are being met. There is also a “drop-in anytime” policy.

Information & Referrals

Speakers are invited and discussions held on such topics as:

  • Human Rights
  • Meet school Board trustees
  • Family law in AB
  • Immigration Issues
  • Self care
  • Community Support Systems
  • Education and Job
  • Humour Your Stress.
  • Raising children in two cultures
  • Home based business
  • Hate & bias crimes
  • Gang violence
  • Criminal justice system in AB

Topics are initiated by group suggestions.

Personal Development

These sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each group and may include:

  • Using the Banking System
  • Info re: schools, jobs, training available
  • Conversational English
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Using the transit system
  • Community Awareness, resources available

Profit & Income Sharing


Many opportunities for small home based business to sell their products, to buy small gift items made at the Centre and to meet new people.

View info on paintings for sale →

  • Sewing cotton/ canvas conference/shopping bags specially designed organization’s logo.
  • Handcrafted traditional dolls, Afghans, butways, tablecloths and small gift items.
  • Sewing ladies’ western and traditional garments.
  • Sewing special occasion outfits such as wedding and graduation gowns.
  • Sewing men’s’ shalwar kameez and other small garments.
  • Making repairs and alterations.
  • Home based catering
  • Henna hand painting

Come and share your ideas.


Skill Building


Computer Basics

Windows XP; e-mail; Internet
There is a one-time registration fee of $15.00 plus a fee of $1.00 per class.


Conversational English classes

Sewing Classes

Developing beginner, intermediate and advanced skills.

Starting home based Business

Workshops on developing a business plan.

Job Search Skills

Update your resume, interview skills and searching techniques.

Social Activities

Social events include seasonal celebrations, special dinners, book club, movies, ladies events, bazaars, and other events requested and planned by the group and community.

Three Urdu workbooks have been compiled by our seniors, urdu teachers and volunteers for the use of students attending Urdu classes.

MWSSA also compiles an annual magazine where seniors, new immigrants and youth share their stories and life experience. If you are interested in sharing your “stories” please call our Centre.