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 1972 and became a non-profit organization in 1974 with a view to provide a focal and connection point for Canadians of Arab origin. Forty years onwards, we are dedicated and open to serving 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.

Our mission is to

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 in building lives in Canada through a multi-service, inclusive, and culturally-sensitive approach, in cooperation with communities.

Our mission is to empower newcomers to build lives 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

Elham Nabag

It Support

Nazar Palodian

Marketing Consultant

Taghrid Jarjour

Pre-Employment Counselor

Shadi Shami

Community Engagement Counselor

Salma Abubakar

Youth Settlement Counselor

Asim Osman

Youth Settlement Counselor

Armen Seroub

Settlement Counselor

Khalid Guiliana

Settlement Counselor

Loae Almously

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

Ismail Elnour

Settlement Counselor


The 2016 Board members are:

Abdallah Snobar


Rania Younes


Jehad Aliweiwi

Secretary & Treasurer

Said Henry


Mohamed Hamouda


Shirin Mandani


Malika Mounir


Osman Hamid


Ahmed Afheel