Cultural Society of Edmonton
The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton (SCCSE) is a leading non-profit organization and was established as a non-profit organization in 1991.
The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton (SCCSE) is a leading non profit and registered charity organization under paragraph 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act (The Act), incorporated in March 2001, is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by the community members at the annual general meeting. It is run by the Board of Directors, professional people who work in various industries and fields. They give their valuable time back to the community in order to uplift the community and make the new Somali Canadians good citizens that contribute to our collective well being.
Youth Leadership Program
Gashan Leadership Academy
Founded in 2001, the Gashan Youth Leadership Program was developed by the Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton to complement the regular school academic curriculum to help our youth develop life skills which will prepare them for a successful and rewarding future.Visit Gashan Academy
RAJO – Somali for HOPE.
RAJO applies a holistic approach to address the cultural, social and economic well-being as well as the personal development of Somali youth, adults and families within Canadian society. This project is a partnership between Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton, Canadian Friends of Somalia, Ottawa, Boston Children’s Hospital & with the generous support of Public Safety Canada.
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Academic Mentorship Program
Academic Mentorship & Hormuud Homework Club Program
Somali-Canadian Cultural Society runs an important Homework Help offered to boys and girls in grades 3 to 12 who require academic support and would benefit from one-on-one homework mentoring with a caring youth volunteer.Learn More
Changing together is to help Somali Canadian women and their families overcome personal and systemic barriers that keep them from participating fully in Canadian Society. We operate a safe place for Somali Canadian women/girls to share, support and learn from each other as they adjust to their new lives.Learn More
20 yr old Somali Canadian community volunteer
3rd year Science student: University of Alberta
"Had it not been for this after school program I would not have achieved what I achieved now. I have attended this after school program for my last two years of high school. This is reason why I am now back to help out the homework club.”
13 year old Somali Canadian kid
"I feel coming here makes me a better person, nicer person. Coming here motivates me to do my homework, receive mentoring and interact with group students who are my age. It is fun to be here. – I feel a sense of responsibility – gone the days of hanging out with bad friends and neglecting my homework."
Somali Canadian single mother
"The after school program has helped my kids with their homework. I am a single mother who cannot afford to hire a tutor. I was fortunate enough to have this program. I was new to the country and did not have the communication skills and education needed to help my kids. This was a wonderful program. I will never forget it.”
Somali Canadian father
"This program has significantly helped my kids. The program had number of quality activities that filled the time of my kids. Because of this program, I now have three of my kids attending University of Alberta and one is in apprenticeship program and is now studying Power Engineering program at NAIT."