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Welcome to Haneen Organization, where compassion meets empowerment! Established in 2020 under the Canada Not-for-profit Act, we stand as a beacon of support for Arab newcomers, including refugees and immigrants in the vibrant Toronto area. Born amidst the tumultuous backdrop of a global pandemic, our mission is clear: to pave a smoother path for Arab newcomers as they integrate into Canadian society.
At Haneen, we are committed to nurturing individuals and families alike through a rich tapestry of programs designed to foster social integration, educational advancement, and professional development. Our holistic approach extends to our comprehensive social program, engaging families through art, social activities, and music, fostering community cohesion and emotional well-being.

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Our Team

Our team comprises seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in assisting refugees and newcomers. Driven by a shared commitment to nurturing a welcoming and supportive environment for members of the Arab community in the Toronto region, we bring diverse backgrounds and skill sets to our collective efforts.

Collaboration lies at the core of our approach. Through concerted teamwork, we strategize and orchestrate events and services, ensuring they are in perfect harmony with our mission of fostering connection, support, and empowerment for newcomers to Canada.

Ever forward-thinking, we continually explore avenues for improvement and growth. We highly value feedback and suggestions from our community members, recognizing their invaluable insights in shaping and refining our initiatives. With a steadfast dedication to adaptability, we strive to evolve into an organization that remains dynamic and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our community.

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About Us

Welcome to Haneen Organization, a vibrant community hub established in 2020 under the Canada Not-for-profit Act, dedicated to supporting Arab newcomers, including refugees and immigrants, in the Toronto area. Our mission is to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that aids the smooth transition of newcomers into Canadian society. We are committed to empowering individuals and families through a comprehensive array of programs focused on social integration, educational advancement, and professional development.


At Haneen Organization, we recognize the unique challenges faced by newcomer families, children, young people and women. In partnership with various organizations and educational institutions across Canada, we tailor our programs to address these challenges, using art as a transformative tool to foster a safe and welcoming space for expression and growth.


One of our key initiatives is the Singing Our Stories project, which specifically targets newcomer and refugee children and youth from diverse backgrounds. This program includes weekly workshops that use music and storytelling as mediums to help participants process their experiences, enhance their communication skills, and foster a sense of belonging within the Canadian cultural landscape.


Additionally, we run a robust social programs that engage whole families in art, social activities, and music. This family-oriented approach not only strengthens community bonds but also supports the cultural exchange and emotional well-being of participants, enhancing the integration process for all family members.

A pivotal component of our initiative is the Haneen Women Choir, founded in 2018 by Rahaf Alakbani. Born from Rahaf's vision to revive and preserve Arab heritage and empower women, the choir harnesses the power of music to unite and uplift its members. The choir provides a supportive environment where Arab women in Canada can connect over shared musical passions, enhancing their integration into Canadian society through cultural exchange and the strengthening of social bonds.!

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