Over the years, Zaytuna Services Society has organized and offered dozens of programs for the community and succeeded to provide training for over 100 people to gain certification to enter the workforce. Zaytuna Services Society has helped over 1000 people with their settlement, translation and immigration needs in the last two years.
With a grant from the Canadian Red Cross, Zaytuna Services Society has provided over 200 Care kits to refugee and vulnerable clients to assist with the Covid 19 pandemic. Each kit had a value of over $100 worth of products. Please see our Feb 9, 2021 event below for more information.
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 away prizes to deserving refugee families!
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.
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.
Community of Alliance of Racialized Ethnocultural Services For Equitable Health
COMMUNITY OF ALLIANCE OF RACIALIZED ETHNOCULTURAL SERVICES FOR EQUITABLE HEALTH (CARES FOR EQUITABLE HEALTH)
We prepared this briefing document as a group of organizations and individuals who work with ethnocultural communities and are interested in connecting more closely with the health system. Our group is coordinated by the BC Health Coalition.
World Refugee Day
Zaytuna Services Society is a member of the Multi-Agency Partnership and participated in the event.