Since 2002 as Federal Charity Organization
Ahmad Tabrizi, founder and president of Parya has been overseeing the operation of the center and the charity since inception. He has “volunteered” 16 years of his life to the center to help Iranian community and community in general.
Parya’s budget comes from funds and donations. Funds have come from municipality of York Region, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario government, Federal Government, RBC bank, and local funding organizations. Donations have been received from all members of community, small and large businesses, and through sponsorships.
The center receives funds for specific program and position. These funds received for specific program cannot be used for the mortgage, repair, maintenance, cleaner fee, landscaping, alarm system, utilities, accounting fee, taxes, bank fees, and so on. Therefore we rely on donations to pay all above mentioned costs.
All levels of ESL classes including TOFEL and senior’s ESL class on are run by York Catholic District School board. All hiring for teach positions are also done through the YCDSB.
Parya is not affiliated with any specific religion, religious groups, political parties, countries or believes. Parya is a center that is inclusive to all religions, believes, gender and sexual identities, minority groups, people with various abilities, all languages, all cultures as long as they all are respective, welcoming, accepting, and open to one another. Parya is a center made by Iranian community for all community in general.
Yes, contact us for more information.
Translating of documents, interpreting for seniors and newcomers, driving seniors to their appointments, visiting lonely community members, mental health workers, shopping for sick individuals, calling and booking appointments for individuals with no English, and so on.
Please sign up for newsletters on our site, check local newspapers or become a friend of Parya on Facebook, twitter, Instagram and visit our site regularly.
Yes, all services are available to all community members. The only exception would be Seniors day for Farsi speaking seniors on Fridays.
Yes, call us for a date and time.
Please send all your comments, feedbacks, or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-764-0202 x 108
Our phone system does not allow for “0” but extension 108 works as zero.
We are open 5 days a week and on weekends if there are events. Please call us or check our site to make sure we are open.