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About Us


Our journey began in 2014 when a dedicated group of parents in Ottawa united to create a soccer program for their children.

We strive to provide safe, inclusive, and culturally appropriate spaces for families and youth from Somali and East African backgrounds in Ottawa. Our goal is to ensure our members and families are connected to suitable programs and services. To achieve this, we foster connections with community agencies, coordinating tailored wraparound services for our target families. Simultaneously, we aim to foster a strong partnership with child welfare, youth employment, justice, and education systems to ensure positive experiences and outcomes for our members.

We develop outreach materials, workshops, learning series, and resources for the members of Suradway Parents Association. These efforts are aimed at providing support and resources related to determinants of health, clinical counselling, psychotherapy, food support, housing support, and employment services to members who need them.

Our goal is to foster a sense of belonging and resilience in our members. We accomplish this by connecting families and celebrating the strengths and talents within our membership.

Our Team

Managing Director

Abdirizak is one of the founding members of a local soccer program in Ottawa that was developed by a group of parents who wanted to….

Strategic Planning

Fowsia Hussein is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with the College of Early Childhood Educators. She loves to create an environment…

Community Outreach Coordinator

Mohamed Aden has over 15 years’ experience in various governmental and Non-governmental organizations including advising government….

Clinical Social Worker

My professional approach places a strong emphasis on collaboration and building solid interpersonal connections with clients, families, supp

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