Canadian Pakistani Support Group Association (CPSG) is a registered charitable organization BN # 703421511RR0001. An association of the visionary Canadian Pakistani diaspora in Calgary with great drive of support, building resilience and creating opportunities for immigrant and refugee families who need support.

Maskan is the flagship project of CPSG. The name of the project is an inspiration of the Urdu word “Maskan”, which means a small peaceful place of dwelling. For CPSG this is not simply a project rather one of the core rationales for its existence.

Maskan is a transitional home for women and children fleeing from domestic violence and other forms of assault. Maskan provides temporary shelter and demand-driven support to help for a peaceful and sustainable transition to the clients. Maskan team works closely with the clients until they stand again and mainstreamed in society

CPSG has a strong conviction that humans are gifted with unlimited and unique talents. All scales of manmade and natural vulnerabilities affect the performance, economic and social capabilities. This leads to deepening effects on generations. However, this can be reduced by creating a succeeding environment for equality and equity. CPSG has positioned its interventions in Calgary to create an enabling environment to fight against all the obstacles of prosperity and harmony for people in need specifically women, children, and youth

Calgary Communit Service Guide, A useful resource to find services. A publication by Canadian Pakistani Support Group to provide list of important services and support in Calgary

Our Impact

Sheltered Women & Children

Families Supported

Community Drives & Events

Maskan is member of Alberta Council of Women Shelter (ACWS)

Testimonials

Maskan was more than just a stay in a shelter. I can’t actually explain in words my experience, it was a great experience. The stay helped me get through a very depressive situation to another, i couldn’t think of anything positive coming in the future.Thanks to the sisters in Maskan, everything started to become easy day after day Alhamdulilah.

19 Years Old Young Girl

Staying in Maskan was a home like experience for me. I felt comfortable staying there after coming out of a difficult situation.

Mother with three kids

If Maskan didn’t help us, i don’t know what would have happened with us.It was the time when i needed help, and everyone supported us in Maskan. I really love all of the people at Maskan, and their kindness. I was happy to have the Maskan team with me during that difficult time.  I must say I had a memorable stay and would love to stay in touch.

45 Years old women

Programs

Workshops

CPSG periodically organizes free workshops for clients, immigrant families, and volunteers on the themes beneficial for lifelong skills and awareness.

Maskan

Transitional home for women, children, and young girls fleeing from domestic violence and assaults

Meals for You! By Pakistani Calgarians

  Meals for You! By Pakistani Calgarians! We understand COVID19 has presented a lot of challenges across the globe. We are here to share your struggles in difficult time with a campaign to provide free hot meals at your door step. "Meals for You" is a food...

Cupcakes and Cookies for a Cause

Just before 2020 comes to an end, CPSG Youth came forward with a creative campaign to spread the message of kindness, care, and awareness about family violence with a creative campaign “Cupcakes & Cookies for a Cause”!

Press: Roshni | What is Maskan- Transition Home for Women

Listen to Host Gurpreet Kaur who takes CPSG President Aneela Azeem on FM Radio Program. Listen to this wonderful conversation here Listen to the Complete Program

Events

CPSG Excellence Awards (WOMEN)

CPSG EXCELLENCE AWARDSCPSG Excellence Awards are established in 2021 to honor the accomplishments and achievements of individuals who serve the community through social work or volunteerism for the welfare of people who need support. This year CPSG  is presenting...

CPSG Laptop Drive- Physically Isolated, Digitally Isolated!

CPSG Laptop DrivePhyscially Isolated, Digitally Connected!COVID19 has presented a lot of challenges!  Physcial Isolation is mandatory for your safety and health. But why remain digitally isolated! We are supporting our community through digital connectivity! Do...

Meals for You! By Pakistani Calgarians

  Meals for You! By Pakistani Calgarians! We understand COVID19 has presented a lot of challenges across the globe. We are here to share your struggles in difficult time with a campaign to provide free hot meals at your door step. "Meals for You" is a food...

How Yoga Transforms Your Body?

How Yoga Transfroms Your Body A very insightful discussion about transformation of body through Yoga. Effect of Yoga on mental and physcial health. Our speaker gave valuable information on the stress releieving techniques through Yoga. Date: 28 Oct, 2020 Speaker: Dr....

BUILDING A HEALTHY FAMILY; CULTIVATING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

BUILDING A HEALTHY FAMILY :Cultivating Healthy Relationships An interactive Panel discussion by two amazing ladies with tremendous experience in social work and developing positive community ecosystems. Pamela Pizarro (Partnerships Coordinator, Sagesse) Rehana Rafiq...