Our Story

The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton (SCCSE) is a leading non-profit organization and was established as a non-profit organization in 1991.

SCCSE is a broad-based, non-profit organization that enjoys strong community support and is respected by other service providers and its funders.

Based in 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) was incorporated in March 2001.

Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton is also Canadian charity that works with youth and communities to effect sustainable change through education, social development, and lifelong learning opportunities. We aim to empower less privileged members of our communities through academic mentoring for youth and young adults, digital literacy, leadership development, and supervised access to sports and recreation opportunities.

SCCSE is a broad-based, non-profit organization that enjoys strong community support and is respected by other service providers and its funders.

Through the power of learning and mentorship, we’re helping thousands of children and youth, recognize their abilities and realize their dreams. Our programs focus on three measured areas of impact in supporting marginalized youth and families : access to quality educational support and mentorship, development of social and leadership skills and contribution to building peaceful and vibrant communities.

The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton (SCCSE) has been serving the Somali community in the Edmonton area since 1991. We provide assistance to refugees, and to immigrants in need of settlement support and integration services. In addition, our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our services.

Since its inception in 1991, SCCSE has been offering services free of charge to the community and in the process garnered substantial experience in the delivery of community services.

Since 1991

The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton was founded in 1991.

Incorporated in 2001

The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton (SCCSE) was incorporated in March 2001.

Serves Somali Canadian people in the Edmonton area

The purpose of the organization is to meet the needs of the Somali Canadian community in Edmonton and its surroundings.

SCCSE was founded in 1991 by Hassan Ali, a Somali Canadian immigrant with more than twenty years of Canadian education system/settlement experience within Alberta in order to address the needs of Somali Canadian parents with regards to their children’s education as well as the needs of new Canadians.

Canada has one of the largest Somali populations in the western world. Unofficial estimates placing the figure as high as 150,000 and 20,000 of them make Edmonton their home.

Mission and Objectives

Established in 1991, the Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton’s main goal is to assist refugees and immigrants in need—particularly the needs of Somali families and individuals living in Edmonton—through partnerships, services, and programs that are timely, culturally appropriate, and address their concerns

Our Objective

1-      To advance education by running after school and summer homework clubs for youth in Edmonton.

2-      To relieve poverty by operating summer camps in Edmonton for youth from low income families.

3-      To address and prevent problems faced by youth by delivering life skill learning programs.

4-      To provide education, counselling and other support services for refugees and immigrant in need, including language instruction, mental health workshops, translation services, and other settlement services to assist newcomers to Canada.

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