Toronto Farsi School Non-Profit Organization

The Toronto Farsi School was founded Thirty Three years ago as a Persian language and cultural centre by The Late Ms. Minoo Golshani. The school is registered as a not for-profit organization and has charitable status in both Canada and the USA.

The school’s primary goal is perpetuation of Persian heritage through provision of language training to Iranian-Canadian youth. In addition to Persian language education, instruction of Iranian arts, culture, social and family studies have been taken up over the years to promote Iranian heritage, culture and traditions.

We pride ourselves on having served over seven thousands students to date. In the current academic year, we enjoy an enrollment of 270 students together with a strong team of academic and administrative staff. Our faculty alone is comprised of thirty highly qualified and experienced teachers. This further emphasizes the uniqueness of our establishment. The success, as an exceptional cultural- academic entity in North America.

At Toronto Farsi School, it is our belief that if children are made aware of the richness and significance of their Persian heritage and its contribution to society, then this knowledge will give them the confidence to be upstanding Canadian citizens who are respectful of the cultural diversity around them.

Students who attend Toronto Farsi School, from a range of ethnicities, will collaborate to perform dances, theatre and musical pieces related to the customs of the ancient celebration of Nowruz across many Eastern countries. Event Coordinators are volunteering to organize the materials needed for each performance such as outfits and props, and to run lunch and afterschool practices. They will also prepare informative workshops about the history of the event to present to attendees in English, French and Farsi. Other volunteers are assigned to tasks for the day of the event including: setup and clean-up, distribution of snacks, stage preparation, decorations etc. We expect the event attendance to be 700 guests (including students, parents and members of parliament) based on the past 12 years’ turnout and growth.

We aim to bring together Canadians of different cultural backgrounds and ages to celebrate a joyous event that promotes positive societal values. Primarily, the event is intended to encourage children and youth attending Toronto Farsi School to embrace Canadian culture, with a strong understanding of their own cultural backgrounds that they develop by preparing the day-long event.