Family Support Services Hay Doun is committed to serve the community by providing an effective tool for integration, social education, and support at multiple levels.
Hay Doun was inspired from the vision that a healthy community prospers when it concerns itself with the needs of the individuals who constitute it. It was in 2005 that Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, the Primate of the Armenian Church of Canada and some members of the Armenian community, Nayiri Tavlian, Ana Afeyan, Syra Kasparian, Gabriella Djerrahian, and Azad Temisjian decided to found a non-profit organization to assist members who could not access existing social services mainly due to language barriers, lack of knowledge of the social services offered to them in their local community or cultural differences in their approach to the problems faced.
Funded by the Armenian Diocese of Canada in its first year of existence, Hay Doun’s efforts were quickly supported by the community, giving way to its official creation on April 1, 2007. The first General Assembly took place on November 16, 2008. Since its inception, in addition to providing assistance to the Armenian community, Hay Doun also intervenes and helps Quebecers from all origins. It is through similar actions that we can build bridges and foster intra and inter- community solidarity.
Because of our ongoing efforts over these years, Hay Doun is now recognized by the provincial and federal governments as a charitable non-profit organization, which through its humanitarian efforts, has sponsored and helped many Syrian and Iraqi refugee families to establish themselves in Quebec.
Psychosocial case worker, PIF project
Psychosocial case worker, PIF Project
Collective Sponsorship – Program Coordinator
Psychosocial worker – Sponsorship project
Human Relations Agent & Social Activities Coordinator at Habitations Ararat
Administrative assistant, Habitations Ararat
Admistrative Assistant for the Sponsorship project
Volunteers are the pillars of Hay Doun. Our actions would not have the same impact without their continued commitment. Volunteering is ageless. We believe that each person can help us toward the achievement of our mission “without borders”! For more information, visit the page Become a Volunteer. To register as a volunteer please click on the link.