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Zaytuna Services Society is committed to providing professional immigration, settlement and translation services to newcomers in Canada. Our services are available to everyone including immigrants, refugees and Canadian citizens. We embrace diversity and provide a client centered approach.
Zaytuna Services Society is a non-profit organization committed to providing professional immigration, settlement and translation services to newcomers, refugees and citizens. We embrace diversity and provide a client centered approach, helping facilitate engagement in the Canadian Society. We aim to create effective approaches leading to successful outcomes for anyone in need, ultimately fostering a welcoming environment.
Zaytuna Services Society has succeeded to provide training for over 100 people to gain certification to enter the work force. Zaytuna Services Society has helped over 1000 people with their settlement, translation and immigration needs in the last two years.
Zaytuna Services Society is committed to providing professional settlement and immigration services to newcomers including immigrants, refugees and refugee claimants. We embrace diversity and provide a client centered approach, helping facilitate engagement in the Canadian society. We aim to create conditions leading to successful outcomes for anyone in need, ultimately fostering a welcoming environment.
Zaytuna Services Society strives for a community that values diversity, integration, and inclusivity– a community in which all people including newcomers and refugees find and create opportunities for success and participate fully as citizens, while feeling welcome, safe and respected.
Our Promise To You
Meet our Founder
Sireen El-Nashar, BBA | RCIC
Sireen El-Nashar is a community advocate with 15+ years experience in the non-profit sector currently Executive Director of Zaytuna Services Society and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.
Sireen El-Nashar is also the co-chair of MAP (Multi-Agency Partnership), which plays a unique role in the refugee claimant-serving sector.
MAP is a collaboration between over 40 Government, non-Government and not-for-profit agencies in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that work with and for refugee claimants.
She has previously served on the Diversity Advisory Committee for the City of Surrey, Director for the District Parent Advisory Council for the Surrey School District, and on the Editorial Board for ALWASAT Arabic Newspaper (first Arabic newspaper in BC). Sireen has been an active member on committees including the Surrey Board of Trade – Women in Business Awards, City of Surrey- Doors Open, Surrey Interfaith Council, and currently on the Fusion Festival Committee for the City of Surrey. She has taken part in projects including the Refugee Myth Busting Campaign, SFU-Our Community Our Voice and Honouring Diverse Beliefs in our Communities: A Conversational Toolkit, through the Surrey Neighbourhood Faiths Program. She initiated the First World Refugee Day in Surrey, in collaboration with the City of Surrey and the first International Women’s Day Celebration to empower Arabic speaking refugee women in Surrey. She led the Global Market Project through the Beyond Borders Program at SFU: Creating a platform by and for newcomer women with micro-businesses to develop their capacity, expand their markets, build community, and thrive. She has been awarded the Serving with Distinction Award from the SurreyCares Foundation (2017) and nominated for the Provincial Nesika Diversity Award for cultural excellence.