LASSA is a settlement and social services agency that started in 1989 by concerned Canadians as a response to persons experiencing forced departure as a result of internecine strife in war torn Near Eastern countries. The agency was officially incorporated June 4th, 1993 as a non-profit organization (Corporation Number 291041-1 issued by Industry Canada-Corporations Canada). LASSA is registered as a charitable organization (number 135253508RR0001 issued by Charities Directorate-Canada Revenue Agency).
Our MissionLASSA strives to provide the highest quality services to facilitate and expedite the settlement and integration of new Canadians in general and Arabic-speaking ones in particular.
Our objective is to operate a social services agency which will assist in:
In collaboration with community partners and government services, we are always in the process of developing and improving integration tools and resources that effectively support our clients in receiving timely and relevant services that meet their needs and facilitate the access of available services.
There is no cost to receive our in-house services. However some fees may apply in accessing third party services. Respecting and maintaining confidentiality of our clients’ information is highly important to us and we strive to provide a welcoming environment to all members of the community without any discrimination.
To increase service efficiency and versatility, we currently provide services in the following languages:
|President:||Ms. Rita Chalabi|
|Vice President:||Mr. Samih Khairallah|
|Treasurer:||Mr. Imad Radi|
|Director:||Mr. Fadi Rizk|
|Executive Director:||Mr. Fred Awada|
|Secretary:||Ms. Asma Kabbara|
|Fred Awada||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||222|
|Dounia Rizk||FCR Program Delivery Supportemail@example.com||228|
|Sid Samaha||Foreign Credentials Recognition Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||223|
|Rita Attieh||Settlement Counsellor with focus on Citizenship Developmentemail@example.com||226|
|Maral Boudakian||Foreign Credentials Recognition Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||225|
|Naim Assemani||Crisis & Settlement Counselloremail@example.com||224|
|Samia Ben Salah||Job Search Workshop Facilitator / Employment Counsellorfirstname.lastname@example.org||229|
|Nassiba Khelifi||Settlement Counselloremail@example.com||245|
|Laila Imeish||NSP Social Service Workerfirstname.lastname@example.org||227|
|Daline Ayoub||Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||221|
(*) PIPEDA: Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. A Canadian law relating to data privacy