Membership Information

The Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is a not-for-profit social justice umbrella organization that supports Ontario’s South Asian communities in addressing various social, political, economic and cultural barriers. Currently, CASSA has over 120 member agencies that serve South Asian communities as well as other racialized and marginalized communities in Ontario.

Our mission is to facilitate the economic, social, political and cultural empowerment of South Asians by serving as a resource for information, research, mobilization, coordination and leadership on social justice issues affecting our communities. CASSA aims to create social change by building alliances and working collaboratively with those who share a vision of empowering all communities to participate in defining Canada’s future.

CASSA works on a number of projects and policies on anti-racism/anti-oppression, legal education for marginalized communities, employment equity, poverty reduction, equity in education attainment, health equity, youth engagement, combating domestic violence and hate crimes, seniors’ wellness and organizational capacity building. CASSA engages diverse communities, policy makers, experts, advocates, and academics through advisory tables, steering committees, public forums, consultations, galas, fundraisers, awareness campaigns, and social media. CASSA also continues to advocate on behalf of our member agencies to all three levels of government on various public policy platforms.

You can become a member of CASSA if you wish to support our efforts and mandate. Benefits of becoming CASSA’s Member Agencies include:

  • Promote your events by publishing them on our website, social media and newsletters
  • Post volunteer opportunities online to expand your outreach and volunteer base
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting which includes engaging panel discussions, awards, and opportunities to network
  • Have enhanced access to various research papers and publications focusing on South Asians and other racialized communities in Ontario
  • Receive regular updates with information on community events, funding opportunities, and opportunities to partner with CASSA on grant applications
  • Network with others in the community who are working for social justice and equity in Ontario
  • Receive free training on various topics including power & privilege, anti-racism & anti-oppression, communication, micro-aggressions, being allies and solidarity, etc.
  • Your membership and solidarity will help CASSA promote its social and economic justice undertaking through representation of interests and needs on policies at all three levels of government.
  • The opportunity to advertise in CASSA’s monthly newsletters to over 3000 agencies and individuals as well as publicize events and job postings etc. on CASSA’s social media.
  • Priority given to member agencies for any capacity building grants received by CASSA.
  • CASSA’s assistance in collaborating with diverse agencies and individuals, and attainment of essential input and feedback from the South Asian communities in Ontario.
  • Receive discounts on CASSA events such as conferences, summits, galas, etc.
  • Priority for board of director’s vacancies.

Membership fee is only $20 for individuals and is on a sliding scale for agencies depending on operational budgets (see form below). If you wish to become a member, please fill the form linked below and email/mail it to CASSA.

For further enquiries, please feel free to contact our Membership Coordinator, Shimaa Haj Ahmed –

Membership Forms

Membership Form for Organizations Membership Form for Individuals

Letter to Member Agencies 


Member Organizations Include

  1. Afghan Women’s Organization
  2. Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) – Newcomers’ Centre
  3. Agricultural Workers Alliance
  4. Alliance for South Asians AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)
  5. Alternative Youth Centre for Employment (AYCE)
  6. Alzheimer Society of Toronto
  7. Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM)
  8. Bangladeshi-Canadian Community Services (BCS)
  9. Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (BBNC)
  10. Bloor Information & Life Skills Centre
  11. Blue Hills Child and Family Services
  12. Bramalea Community Health Centre
  13. Brampton Tamil Association
  14. Campaign 2000 Family Service Toronto
  15. Canadian Aids Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
  16. Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
  17. Canadian Centre for Women’s Education
  18. Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Group Services (CSAGSS)
  19. Canadian Tamil Congress
  20. Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance
  21. Cedarwood Tamil Community Association
  22. Centennial College Employment Services
  23. Centre for Community Learning & Development
  24. Centre for Information and Community Services of Ontario (CICS)
  25. Community Environment Alliance
  26. Community Legal Clinic of York Region
  27. Community Social Planning Council of Toronto
  28. COSTI Immigrant Services
  29. Durham Tamil Association
  30. Epilepsy Toronto
  31. Evergreen Hospice
  32. Family Inter-Generation Link (FIG Link)
  33. Family Services of York Region
  34. Goodwill Job Shop Program
  35. Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors
  36. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
  37. Human Endeavour
  38. Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  39. InCharge Canada
  40. InDANCE
  41. Interim Place
  42. Jafari Islamic Housing Corporation
  43. Job Skills Employment & Business Programs & Support
  44. Labour Education Centre
  45. Markham Arts Council
  46. Markham Tamil Organization
  47. Menaka Thakkar Dance Company
  48. Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence against Women and Children (METRAC)
  49. Multicultural Community Interpreter Services (MCIS)
  50. Nepalese Canadian Community Services
  51. Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW)
  52. Ontario Bengali Cultural Society
  53. Outdoor Venture Fishing & Hunting Club
  54. Pak Seniors Forum (PSF)
  55. People for Education
  56. Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
  57. Punjabi Arts Association
  58. Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)
  59. Rehma Community Services
  60. Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre
  62. Sandgate Women Shelter
  63. Scadding Court Community Centre
  64. Scarborough Women’s Centre
  65. Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
  66. School of Continuing Studies-University of Toronto
  67. Service Employees International Union
  68. Sherbourne Health Centre
  69. Skills for Change
  70. Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO)
  71. Social Services Network of York Region (SSN)
  72. South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC)
  73. South Asian Family Support Services (SAFSS)
  74. South Asian Heart Health Group (SAHHG)
  75. South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
  76. South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC)
  77. South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC)
  78. South Riverdale Community Heath Centre (SRCHC)
  79. Springtide Resources Inc.
  80. Tamil Eelam Society of Canada Multicultural Settlement Services (TESCO)
  81. Tetrault Arts Productions
  82. The Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW-UNIFOR)
  83. The Elizabeth Fry Society
  84. Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO)
  85. Times Change Women’s Employment Services
  86. Toronto North Support Services
  87. Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  88. UFCW Canada Local 1000A
  89. UFCW Locals 175 & 633
  90. United Food and Commercial Workers
  91. United Way of Toronto
  92. Vasantham
  93. Villa Karuna Home for Seniors
  94. Warden Woods Community Centre
  95. Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support Canada
  96. Wind Fall Basics-Clothing Support Service
  97. Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHWH)
  98. Worker’s Action Centre
  99. York Region Social Planning Council
  100. Armadale Older Adults Club
    101. Brampton Tamil Seniors
    102. Care first Foundation
    103. Community Resource Development Organization of York Region
    104. Golden Years Seniors Stouffville
    105. Frontline Community Services
    106. Markham Christian Worship Centre
    107. Markham Cricket Academy
    108. Middlefield Seniors Wellness Club
    109. Millennium Motorist Foundation of Canada
    110. Neighbourlink North York
    111. Thamil Poonka
    112. Greenborough Tamil Seniors Wellness Club
    113. Rouge Park Tamil Seniors Association
    114. Markham Seniors Welfare Association
    115. Abhinayakshetra Fine Arts Canada