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The Canadian Arab Friendship Association (CAFA Centre) is a community services agency that is the home of the Canadian Arab Friendship Association (CAFA). Established in 1965, CAFA was the dream of seven Arab community members who wanted to ensure that the Arab heritage was preserved for their children, and promoted to the non-Arab community in Edmonton.

Over the years CAFA grew to be an important part of the multicultural mosaic in Edmonton, involved in many arts and cultural events and committees.  In 1986, CAFA officially opened an office in the Dickinsfield Mall.

Today the CAFA Centre is a hub of activity. From the 44 child playschool, to assisting seniors, the Centre provides the Canadian Arab Community with a voice and a bridge to other resources available in Edmonton and area.

The Centre, and various projects that have been implemented from there, CAFA has also been recognized both locally and nationally.   The Project Youth Vision - Coming in Harmony, (A Canadian Heritage Funded Project) received, via teacher Dennis Koch, Honorary Mention in the Readers Digest Excellence In Education Award. CAFA has also been recognized by Alberta Education, The City of Edmonton, The Province of Alberta, Edmonton Community and Family Services, Edmonton Police Services, and other agencies for their excellence in community services.


#18, Dickinsfield Mall
9228 - 144 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5E 6A9
Phone: 780-473-7214 Fax: 780-475-1039
 Board Members
  Yazan Haymour

Walid Zein

  Adnan El-Jaji
  Ahmed Haymour
  Audrey Kadri
  Dalal El-Jaji
  Hassan Elchammouri
  Hussain Haymour
  Ibtissam Haidar
  Lila Haymour
  Mohamed Haymour
  Mohamed Najmeddine
  Mohamed Rahme
  Shaymaa Rahme
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