Established in 2001, the Somali Canadian Society of Calgary is a non-profit community-based organization created to directly respond to the needs of Somali immigrants and refugees in Calgary. We are committed to continuously addressing the integration, education, health, housing, psychological, cultural, and socio-economic needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Calgary and surrounding areas through programs, services and advocacy work.
Since its development, the Somali Canadian Society of Calgary has been an integral part of serving the Somali community in Calgary. Over the years we have been able to identify the various challenges and obstacles newcomers face and as a result broaden the services available to this community. We have also placed special attention in combatting the hardships that hinder access to services like language barriers, and lack of education. The association has also created several programs with a special focus on the vulnerable sector such as women, children and seniors. Through specialized programs we have been able to address the needs of our community through current and future initiatives as well as collaborative partnerships with local non-profit and community groups.
The Somali Canadian Society of Calgary is an organization where all refugees and immigrant families get the help they need and deserve in all aspects of life, so they can lead successful lives with personal responsibility, economic independence and vitality. If you need us, we are there, call, email or walk in. We are here for you.
A city enriched by the integration and interdependence of all cultures.
Enriching our communities through social services that promote and build a strong and prosperous society
We affirm the value and uniqueness of every individual and provide space for people to participate in ways that reflect and strengthen their connections to themselves and others.
We believe that when individuals participate in community, everyone benefits. Belonging, sharing and supporting each other makes us stronger together – as individuals, families and society. Inclusion: Diverse voices and perspectives create opportunities for all. We welcome, appreciate and commit to the participation of our members.
Diverse voices and perspectives create opportunities for all. We welcome, appreciate and commit to the participation of our members.
We support the positive actions of individuals and groups, to realize their own potential and to make individual and community change.