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About SCAO

OVERVIEW OF SUDANESE-CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF OTTAWA

SCAO is non-for profit organization registered under Corporations Directorate of undustry Canada with # (424342-1-M) as a social activities community based with a membership open to all Sudanese & their spouses, landed immigrants, refugees and students who residing in the NCR who believes in and work towards the following objectives of SCAO:

  1. Ppromote and preserve the various Sudanese languages, dialects, cultures, heritage and pass it on to the new generations and the Canadian society at large.
  2. Establish and enhance social relations among Sudanese Canadians, immigrants, refugees and students living in NCR.
  3. Provide social services for members and their families.
  4. Enhance a better understanding of Canadian society, laws and services for a better social integration.
  5. Provide diverse social assistance and services to new immigrants, refugees and students and put them in touch with other Sudanese-Canadian families.

On July 27, 2002. A set of principals were adopted, By-laws were endorsed and the first Board of Directors was elected by a group of Sudanese women, men and youth in the NCR.

Many thanks go to the seven members of the first Board of Directors, whose term just ended, for shouldering the start up and brought many Sudanese together under one roof. You will find the names of the Board members further on this page.

Transitional Committee that prepared the bylaws proposal, guidelines

and paved the road for the first general annual meeting:

- Nahid Alawad

- Selma Hassan

 - Awatif Alshibli - Mona Alguzuli

- Samah Mohamed Bashir

- Gihad abunafeesa

- Hamid Bushra Hamid

- Mohamed Bashir

- Khalid almahadi

- While Abunafeesa

First SCAO's Executive Office for 2002/2003

- Dr. Abdel galeel Almaki     Presedent

- Abdelgadir Abuelgasim     Vice President

- Mustafa Mudathir              Secretary

- Ochalamoi Charles             Treasurer

- Dalal Mohamed Khalifa     Coordinator of Youth Activities

- Yousif Algundi                  Coordinator of Social and Cultural Activities

Second SCAO's Executive Office for 2003/2004

- Galal Ali                            President

- Ochalamoi Charles           Vice president

- Mohamed Bashir              Secretary

- Nahid Alawad                 Coordinator Cultural Activities

- Mohamed Khalifa           Treasurer & Coordinator Social Activities

- Mohamed basher            Coordinator Social Activities

- Badreldin Ahmed           Coordinator Youth Activities

- Abdelwahab gabani        Treasurer

Third SCAO's Executive Office for 2004/2005

- Abdelgadir Abbas          president (took over the presidency on Dec. 04)

- Annas Idries                 Secretary

- Nashwa Alamier            Coordinator Cultural Activities

- Hamid Ayoub                Coordinator Social Activities

- Tamadur Habib-Allaha   Coordinator (resigned at the begining of the term)

- Osman Mahmoud i        Treasurer

Fourth SCAO's Executive Office for 2005/2006

- Galal Ali                         President

- Nahid Alawad                 Vice president

- Hamid Bushra                 Secretary

- Selma Hassan                Coordinator Cultural Activities

- Mohamed Bashir            Public relation & outreach (resigned for personal reasons August 2006)

- Hafiz Elsadig                Coordinator Youth Activities

- Hamid Ayoub               Coordinator Cultural Activities

- Mohamed Khalifa           Treasurer

First SCAO's Executive Office for 2006/2007

 

First SCAO's Executive Office for 2007/2008

 

First SCAO's Executive Office for 2008/2009