Celebrating Eid al Fitr and Mother’s Day, May 7, 2022
AWSC is proud of our children, parents and of course, the teachers of the Azerbaijani Language Class at TDSB for another successful year.
Yegana Jafarova and Gulnar Nasirova, you are the heroes of this community.
We also thank our sponsors for supporting us to prepare New Year gifts for children (December 26, 2021).
CELEBRATING THE UNITY
On December 26, 2021, AWSC organzied an event to celebrate the Azerbaijani Language Class at TDSB. AWSC is proud of our children, parents and of course, the teachers for another successful year. Yegana Jafarova and Gulnar Nasirova, you are the heroes of this community. We also thank our sponsors for supporting us to prepare New Year gifts for children.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
On March 8, 2021, AWSC organized an event honouring the the history of women's organizations in Canada. Our speakers were Nuzhat Jafri (CCMW), Eva Karpati (NCJWC, Toronto), Azeezah Kanji (Noor Cultural Centre), Barbara Helms (Faith leader, Chaplain), Arzu Jaeed (Social Activist). Our performers Christina Willatt, Minira Najafzade, Dr. Vusale Yusif and Shabnam Shikhaliyeva, and Dr. Shervin Shadpour and Gunel Hasanova also joined us with their musical performances.
FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION
On February 13, 2021, AWSC celebrated the Family Day with Prof. Firudin Agasioglu. For more, please visit us at:
EFFECTIVE TAX STRATEGIES WITH CPA
We are required to file a tax return every year. The process determines how much taxes we have to pay, how much we have already paid or we will get a refund of the taxes that have been withheld. On January 14, 2021, AWSC together with Chartered Professional Accountants has organized this event to learn about effective tax strategies. Our speaker was Heather Walsh from CPA. https://www.facebook.com/azerwomen/posts/193121359227075
CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR AND THE DAY OF SOLIDARITY OF THE WORLD AZERBAIJANIS
On December 26, 2020, AWSC volunteers distributed gists to children in the community to celebrate the New Year and the Day of Solidarity of the World Azerbaijanis.
ANCIENT CAUCASIAN ALBANIAN CHURCHES IN KARABAGH
On December 19, 2020, AWSC organized an event to celebrate the history and legacy of Caucasian Albanian Churches, the historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. Our speakers were Dr. Bayram Quliyev and Robert Mobili. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNCBAyPLv5U&t=3583s
On December 3, 2020, the AWSC Board of Director, Dr. Nazila Isgandarova represented the Azerbaijani community in the meeting with the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and faith leaders to reflect on faith communities' contribution in a pandemic. The event was organized by the Canadian Council of Churches, the Canadian Interfaith Conversation, and the Canadian Multifaith Federation. Dr. Isgandarova had the opportunity to share the survey by AWSC on perspectives on back to school during COVID-19 with the Prime Minister, the organizers and the participants.
AWSC in 2019-2020
AWSC, August 20, 2020
On August 20, 2020, Prof. Firudin Agasioglu Jalilov, a well-known Azerbaijani scholar, discussed the early Turkic roots of Azerbaijani people. He talked about the ancient proto-Turkic speaking tribes such as Kuti, lullubi, su, turukki, Skits, Sakhs, and others who established states in the territory of Azerbaijan. He noted that these states were able to create powerful states and established alliances with neighborhood states. According to Prof. Agasioglu, the historical materials by early Latin and Greek sources indicate that Alban/Albaniya/Aghvan/Aghvanq/Aran states established by Turkic speaking tribes such as Kimmers/Kamar, Sakhas/Iskits, Masagets/Maskat/Maskut, Kaspi, As/az, and non-Turkic tribes who were minority in South and North Azerbaijan.
On August 20, 2020, Dr. Bayram Bayramov talked about the Church of Albania or the Albanian Apostolic Church which was the most ancient Christian church in the Caucasus and survived to be independent until 1836. The architecture of the Albanian Churches was and are completely distinguishable from the Armenian Gregorian Churches. Despite the attempts to Armenize the Caucasian Albanian churches during the Russian colonialists, Armenian settlers in the Caucasus and the Soviet Empire, these churches have always remained valuable cultural and historical heritage of great Azerbaijan.
On August 20, 2020, Fatima Quliyeva talked about the forceful Armenization of the Christian heritage of Azerbaijan. She mentioned that after the Russian invasion, a hundred thousand Armenians were settled in the territory of Azerbaijan, including West Azerbaijan. The research proves that the Alban/Kipchak Christian dynasties and political bodies in Karabagh, Sunik, and Gafan belong to Albanian feudal generations lived in Khachin in late middle ages who were descendants of Hasan Jalal’s family, Albanian Mehranilar and Arshakilar dynasties.
On August 20, 2020, Dr. Elsever Samedov gave a speech about the history of Christianity in Azerbaijan. As it is well-known, Christianity spread in Caucasian Albania in the 1st century through St. Elisæus of Albania, who was a disciple of St. Thaddeus of Edessa. Unfortunately, the Caucasian Albanian church did not survive the Armenization of the Church first during the Arab invasion and later on, the Russian occupation of Azerbaijan.