About ACCT

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) is a non for profit organization with charitable status, and is non-political and non-sectarian. The ACCT is proud to be a focal point for all Arab and non-Arab communities in which they can find an outlet for settlement and social services inquiries.We serve newcomers of all cultures, religions and ethnicities.


ACCT History

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto was established in 1973 and became a non-profit organization in 1974 with a view to provide a focal interest and network base for Canadians of Arab descent. Forty years later, we are now a dedicated and open service provider for all newcomers and citizens of any religion, ethnicity, or language. The diversity of our services is a reflection of the growing needs of our vibrant communities.


The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious settlement and community services organization. We assist individuals and families build lives in Canada through a multi-service, inclusive, and culturally-sensitive approach, in cooperation with communities. Our mission is to empower newcomers in Canada and strengthen local communities.

The ACCT has been serving newcomers of all cultures, religions, and ethnicities since 1973. Every service is as unique as the communities we serve.


We envision a healthy, equitable, inclusive and welcoming society that works together to engage with and integrate newcomers and other community members into Canadian life.

We envision the ACCT as a principal community hub which offers client-focused and integrated services on all things relating to settlement, and in which each service is as unique as the community it serves.

This is achieved by:
· Enhancing skills that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment.
· Providing innovative programming to meet the changing needs of our participants.
· Promoting the wellbeing of all participants.
· Promoting positive interactions between participants and across communities and cultures.

Team members

Huda Bukhari

Executive Director

Zeena Al Hamdan

Program Manager

Ferdie Alvarez


Muna Butros

Intake Counselor

Nermine Zohdy

Community Liaison Counselor

Elham Nabag

IT Support

Osman Hassen

IT Consultant

Shadi Shami

Community Engagement Counselor

Asim Osman

Youth Settlement Counselor

Armen Seroub

Settlement Counselor

Khalid Guiliana

Settlement Counselor

Lodi Awad

Settlement Counselor

Lubna Shaban

Settlement Counselor

Mohammad Naseem

Settlement Counselor

Mustapha Moughallab

Settlement Counselor

Mysoon Alrawi

Settlement Counselor

Zainab Shebeita

Settlement Counselor

Roula Ajib

Trauma Settlement Counsellor

Ismail Elnour

Settlement Counselor

Taghrid Abdulrahim

Disabilities Support Settlement Counselor

Samar Hayder

Volunteer Coordinator

Rola Jarjour

Youth Settlement Counselor

Daniel Ousta Jabbour

Youth Intake Counselor

Kholoud Khafaja

Youth Program Assistant

Ebti Nabag

Seniors Coordinator

Sadek Laajimi


Najat Mansur

Communication Graphic Designer


The 2018 Board members are:

Rania Younes


Mohamed Hamouda

Vice President

Malika Mounir


Fathi Abu-Farah


Ahmed Afheel


Richard Szudy


Shirin Mandani


Osman Hamid


Sarah Razzouk