Syrian Canadian Foundation (The)

Site: Mississauga

Record #: OAK0283
Last Full Update: 26 Feb 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 647-784-2136
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Suzanna Muir, Director of Operations; Email:
Alternate Contact SCF Project Coordinator; Phone: 647-530-9155; Email:
Contact Form

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A Foundation aiming to empower newcomers and people of diverse backgrounds while promoting cross cultural exchanges within Canadian society.

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2016
Primary Executive Marwa Khobieh, Executive Director
Funding Provincial ; Grants ; Donations

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Engages with partners and volunteers to build welcoming communities and culturally customized services for Syrian newcomers and other diverse communities

“Natawasal: Empowering Arabic-speaking Seniors with Digital Skills

  • a program designed to bridge the digital generation gap by training young individuals to educate Seniors
    Seniors will learn how to use tablets to safeguard themselves from fraud, effectively search the web for valuable information and resources, and navigate social media platforms with confidence


  • a women’s wellness program dedicated to fostering mental well-being and a sense of belonging among Arabic-speaking newcomer women
  • a supportive community where women can find the help and encouragement they need in Canada

Youth in Skilled Trades

  • aims to empower diverse youth with opportunities for meaningful long-term employment in the skilled trades sector, particularly in construction and home renovation
  • for youth age 15-29, primarily newcomers and refugees from racialized and underrepresented communities in the Greater Toronto Area

N.E.W Venture

  • Newcomer Entrepreneur Women’s (N.E.W) Venture is a program designed to empower newcomer and refugee women, provide a path to economic and social integration, by creating opportunities for income stability, expanding social and business networks and developing overall confidence and sense of belonging
  • for more information contact,


  • a language training program using the latest learning technologies
  • goal of the program is to explore how newcomers can improve their language skills in an innovative and engaging way, using virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate their integration and develop a sense of belonging to their new home, Canada
  • for newcomers who arrived in Canada within the past 5 years, over the age of 18, and English CLB level is 3, 4, or 5

The Community Shield

  • addressing vaccine hesitancy in Canadian Arabic-speaking communities through healthcare provider training, community education, promotion, and evidence-based communication

Women in Civic Engagement (WICE)

  • dedicated to empowering women to actively participate in civic activities in their communities and in the broader political landscape
  • program provides education, resources, and support to women, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to engage effectively in various civic endeavors

Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm

Areas Served Greater Toronto Area ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and up 
Varies by program, see website

Register through website

Languages English ; Arabic
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
4230 Sherwoodtowne Blvd
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2G6
Intersection Rathburn Rd and Hurontario St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Newcomers ; Older Adults ; Sports / Recreation ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Apprenticeship ; Computer & Related Technology Classes ; English as a Second Language ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Older Adult Recreation Resources ; Recreation for Older Adults ; Refugees ; Youth Employment ; Youth Employment Programs
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Apprenticeship Preparation ~ Young Adults ; Computer Literacy Training Programs ~ Middle East Community ; Computer Literacy Training Programs ~ Older Adults ; English as a Second Language ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Middle East Community ; Vaccine Information ; Women's Support Groups ~ Middle East Community