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World Refugee Day

June 20 was World Refugee Day, an international day organized every year by the United Nations to celebrate and honour refugees from around the world. Every day thousands of families are forced to flee their homes and leave everything behind. On this day, let’s stand together to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees who now call Surrey home. The Surrey LIP and MAP BC (Zaytuna Services Society, Options, PICS, Mosiac, and Diversecity) hosted Surrey World Refugee Day on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 4–6pm at Surrey Library, City Centre Branch. Zaytuna Services Society sponsored the Gift Draw giving…

Free Tax Clinic for Seniors

It was a two day event just for seniors, it was a successful event as it was the first time many seniors left their homes after the pandemic and many connected with their friends after two years.  Seniors enjoyed dessert and coffee while waiting for their service.

Free Tax Clinic

In collaboration with Options Community Services – Zaytuna Services Society provided a free tax clinic for Newly Arrived Afghan Refugees who arrived to Canada in Nov. 2021 and it was their first time doing their taxes in Canada.

Zaytuna Services Immigration Citizenship

Online Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies

The Pandemic brought about many changes including doing the Citizenship Ceremony virtually, Zaytuna Services Society is proud to host many virtual citizenship ceremonies for new Canadians! These ceremonies took place at various dates throughout 2022.

Distribution of Free Medical Kits

Through the “We Care Project” and with a grant from the Canadian Red Cross, Zaytuna Services Society has provided over 200 Care kits to refugee and vulnerable clients to help address the impacts of COVID-19 by promoting health and hygiene. We distributed Care Kits at the Surrey Food Bank and we provided direct distribution to Seniors who could not leave their homes due to the pandemic. Each kit holds a value of over $100 worth of products. Click here to learn more.

Wellness Fair

Zaytuna Services Society and Simon Fraser University – Health Science Students, under the guidance of Dr. Paola Ardiles, hosted a Wellness Fair event at the Guildford Recreation Center in Surrey. This event took place on March 15, 2019.  The Wellness Fair is a community project with the goal of connecting the newcomer community to healthcare agencies and resources. The Wellness Fair  bridges the gaps between the newcomer population and the health care system by: * Empowering newcomers with health knowledge that will help them access and utilize the health services within their communities. * Connecting the newcomer communities with healthcare…

World Refugee Day

Zaytuna Services Society is a member of the Multi-Agency Partnership and participated in the event.

Outreach Tax Clinic 2019

Outreach Tax Clinic


Supporting Surrey Memorial Hospital

In appreciation of our health care professionals standing on the front lines, and in the spirit of communal solidarity, SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies (CCMS) and Zaytuna Services Society contributed snacks to Surrey Memorial Hospital on May 11, 2020. Sireen El-Nashar, Executive Director of Zaytuna Services Society and Ahmed Abdel-Dayem (SFU student and Zaytuna Services Society volunteer) delivered the snacks for the 24/7 Snack Bin to the Surrey Memorial Hospital. This is a small gesture to tell our caregivers that we are thinking of them.