Our Story

Hassan Ali, was the founding father of the Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton. As a Somali Canadian immigrant with more than twenty years of Canadian education system/settlement experience within Alberta, he founded SCCSE in order to address the needs of Somali Canadian parents with regards to their children’s education as well as the needs of new Somali Canadian immigrants.

We know that children who consistently participate in after-school programs are more likely to become physically and emotionally healthy adults, involved in a variety of caring relationships, self-sufficient and independent, and actively engaged in society.

Our advocacy work seeks to secure funding for after-school programs that provide the opportunities and social supports for marginalized, refugees and newcomer young people who need to succeed.

It includes under Hormuud Homework Club, the Homework Circle, Academic Literacy, School Readiness, and Summer Literacy programs. The Academic Mentoring Program empowers students for academic success and access to postsecondary education through problem solving, one on one mentoring and tutoring, and goal setting.

Many youth from newcomer, marginalized, immigrant and refugee communities struggle with developing literacy strategies since many parents are illiterate in their native language as well as English and do not have the means to help their children with basic literacy skills.

Our supervised sports and recreation programs removes barriers that prevents marginalized youth and families from participating in meaningful sports and recreation activities for the development of healthy lifestyles. We use sports and recreation to develop constructive after-school activities for diverse groups of youth.

Our Team

The Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton is run by a board of directors drawn from all sectors of Somali Society, as professional people who work in various industries. These professionals are giving their valuable time back to the community in order to uplift the community and make new Somali Canadians good citizens that contribute to our collective well being.

Jibril IbrahimPresident
Abdullahi AbdiVice President
Abdoulghani JamaDirector
Khadra JamaDirector of Education
Fuad SaladDirector of Youth Program
Abdirashid FarahDirector
Said JimaleTreasurer
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