About us

Who are we ?

Established 1972 .

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.

ACCT HISTORY

The Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) was established in 1972, and became a non-for-profit organization in 1974. ACCT’s mandate during the early years was to serve all Arab Canadians residing in Canada. However, due to growing needs of vibrant communities for settlement and social services, ACCT expanded its outreach and services in the past two years to include more than 10,718 newcomers of all ethnic and religious backgrounds, 47.5% of which are females.

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

The ACCT strives to enable and empower individuals, families and communities to lead informed, productive and culturally sensitive lives. As a non-profit model of excellence, we honour our Arab Canadian heritage through community building and service to those in need of every heritage

OUR VALUES

At ACCT, we are committed to:

  • Working within a Social Justice / Anti-Oppression framework that demonstrates our respect for newcomers and the broader community of individuals who seek our services.
  • Recognizing our board, staff, and volunteers as individuals who are Client-Centered and Results-Oriented.
  • Being accountable
  • Engaging in continuous learning & improvement to incorporate best practices and remain responsive

ACCT STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
2016-2018

Resource development & funding diversification

Program delivery, Organizational capacity, Monitoring and Raise general awareness

Outreach & collaboration

Social enterprise, cultural diversity & pride

BOARD MEMBERS

 

FUNDERS

PARTNERS

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC)
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Canadian Arab Institute (CAI)
Family Service Toronto
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
Ryerson University
Social Planning Toronto
Syrian Canadian Foundation
Al-Qazzaz Foundation
Canadian Arabic Orchestra
East Mall Steering Committee
United Churches: Islington, Roncesvalles & Bloordale
Etobicoke Multi-faith Committee
Scarborough Centre Interfaith Committee
Tzu Chi Foundation
Muslim Children’s Aid Support Services