Blog & News

Nature Walk

Oct 30, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto conducted a nature walk for community members on October 21st. With the help of a member from the Humber Arboretum, who lead the tour around the neighbouring Broadacres Park, the families learned about native plants and how to recognize them. The group leader shared facts and details about different plants and reasons for the ...

The ACCT’s 45th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Dinner

Oct 17, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto invited guests and honored members of the community for dinner to celebrate our 45th anniversary and Thanksgiving, on Friday October 6th at the Roncesvalles United Church. In collaboration with our project, the women from ACCT Kitchen specially prepared tabbouleh, musakkhan, mini pastries, wine leaves, veggie-rolls and baklava. Great company combined with good food created a ...

Justin Trudeau’s Letter of Acknowledgement for ACCT’s 45th Anniversary

Oct 13, 2017
Thank you to Justin Trudeau for his letter wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving, acknowledging ACCT’s efforts in welcoming Syrian Refugees and congratulating us for our 45th anniversary. We are honored by this kind gesture!

Interfaith and Leadership Camp

Aug 18, 2017
The ACCT organized a summer camp for children going into grades 4-8 with leadership opportunities for those grades 9 and up. This camp aimed to connect community members to each other and help build a network within their neighborhoods. The camp held many activities such as swimming, hikes, crafts and group conversation circles. Our partnership with the GO Project Youth ...

ACCT Annual Iftar

Aug 18, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto hosted its annual iftar in partnership with Islington United Church who lent their space for the event. The food was provided by ACCT Kitchen who generously cooked Arab specialties and provided a full meal for those who were fasting.

Canada 150 & Eid El Fitr Celebration

Aug 18, 2017
The Arab Community Centre combined the Canada 150 Celebrations with Eid-Ul-Fitr to create a very inclusive and communal setting for members of the Muslim community as well as neighbouring communities. Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and is an event that is supposed to bring together the community and create valuable connections. We celebrated life in ...

ACCT YOUTH CAMP – March Break 2017

Mar 21, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto hosted a children’s camp from March 13th to 17th inviting them to trips, activities and a week of fun. This was to enlighten and engage children with their community, promoting active learning and increasing their sense of involvement. Youth volunteers as well as the ACCT staff provided materials for activities such as paintings, drawings, ...

50 Transit Customer Service Positions

Mar 14, 2017
50 Transit Customer Service Positions! Friday March 17 at 1:00pm Location: 595 Parliament Street, Main Floor, Toronto, M4X 1P9

Free Teen Shopping Days @ New Circles

Mar 14, 2017
New Circles Community Service Clothes Donation New Circles Community Services is a not-for-profit, grassroots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. We provide much-needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including ...

Women’s Day Celebration Main Office

Mar 12, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto celebrated international women’s day at the Etobicoke Civic Centre on March 8th. This event was to honour the women in our community and appreciate the hard work they do to love and support their families. Many women from the nearby communities attended the festival and listened to presentation done by Zainab Shebeita, settlement counsellor. ...

Women’s Day Celebration Scarborough Office

Mar 9, 2017
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto and women from the newcomer community celebrated international women’s day in the Scarborough office. This was a wonderful opportunity to love and appreciate the efforts made by the mothers, daughters and sisters of our community and collectively show support. There were activities planned for children along with a songs performed by the newcomer choir, ...

Scarborough Expansion

Mar 6, 2017
The ACCT opened up its Scarborough expansion on November 5th 2016 in the presence of the MP Salma Zahid and in collaboration with Tzu Chi Foundation. We hosted a large number of families including seniors, youth and children who enjoyed a variety of activities whilst attending the event. Tzu Chi Foundation distributed a lot of donations for the families, including ...

ACCT IFTARS

Jun 24, 2016
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto believes in the importance of connecting newcomers with their established community partners. During their period of resettlement, newcomer families may feel homesick, isolated, or even disconnected with the values and traditions they were raised with and are accustomed to love and respect. It is important to assist newcomers to build new social networks within their ...

QUDURAT JOB FAIR

Jun 24, 2016
The Arab Community Centre of Toronto takes a great interest in assisting new comers settle in their home. One of the most important pillars of settlement is employment. Since many of our newcomers arrive with a huge variance in their credentials, language abilities, work experience, and knowledge of the Canadian work ethics culture. We at the ACCT decided to rise to the ...

A DAY AT ACCT

Jun 24, 2016
Every day, our employees walk through the door ready to serve any member of the community with any problem they need solving or any service they need. Doors open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm at our Etobicoke location, and Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm at our Scarborough location. Each counsellor is readily available walk-in or appointment ...