Canada has its roots in immigration and remains a nation formed of many different communities, The Somali community is said to have first immigrated to Canada around the 1980’s. In Calgary the Somali Canadian Society of Calgary was registered in 2002 by a group of Somali men and women to promote cultural awareness and integrate to the Canadian societies.
During this period SCSC has worked steadfast and partnered with multiple organizations including Carya, Boys and girls Club of Calgary, Big Brothers and Sisters, The Calgary Foundation, Somali Edmonton Cultural Society, Government of Alberta, Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Housing Company and others to advocate for families and new immigrants who face many barriers and challenges in many aspects during their integration period.
As time evolved the Somali Community in Calgary this year managed to grow and took possession on a Community Center where it can run programs much needed. This center is now able to provide Homework Club, Tarteel quran program, Family support program, information and referral services on immigration and Housing, As well as translation, interpretation and attestation of Somali nationality.
As time evolved great men and women sacrificed their time and energy to