Events Timeline

2020
May 13

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.

January 9

Community of Alliance of Racialized Ethnocultural Services For Equitable Health

World Refugee Day

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.

2019
December 6

Holiday Pop Market

In partnership with Vancity the holiday pop up market provided women with the opportunity to showcase and sell their goods to customers of Vancity at no cost and the women who participated made 100% profit from their sales.

June 20

World Refugee Day

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

https://mapbc.org/world-refugee-day-june-20-celebrating-refugee-successes-together/

April 14

Outreach Tax Clinic

Outreach Tax Clinic 2019

FREE OUTREACH TAX CLINIC AT THE GUILDFORD ISLAMIC MUSSALLAH AND THE ST. MARY VIRGIN SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH

March 15

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 resources and services to establish a long-term relationship with healthcare providers.
* Enabling newcomers with the necessary tools needed to navigate the healthcare system in BC.

The Wellness Fair offers a platform for health care agencies to promote and educate the newcomer population about their programs and services.

This is a free event open to the public with the focus on the newcomer populations.

https://surreylip.ca/event/wellness-fair-newcomers

March 8

International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, come be inspired by Soufra while interacting with local women who are empowered through their own cooking and craft skills.

https://www.soufrafilm.com/surrey_sfu_ccms_030819

January 9

Food Safe and First Aid Course

FOOD SAFE AND FIRST AID COURSES FOR THE ARABIC SPEAKING COMMUNITY

January 9

Educational Workshops

Educational Workshops

VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS –

  • HOW TO STUDY FOR THE CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP EXAM? (Dec 2019)
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING A WILL (DEC 2019)
  • DANGERS OF DRUGS (APR 2019)
2018
December 12

Zaytuna Grand Opening

Grand opening of Zaytuna Services Society was on December 12, 2018. Hundreds of local community members attended the opening ceremony.