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Police carding an ongoing irritant in...

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Young Somali-Canadians complain police officers stop them ‘for no reason’ By Andrea Huncar, CBC News Posted: Oct 21, 2016 Ahmed Abdulkadir said the police practice of carding is a major concern for youth in Edmonton’s Somali community. Ahmed Abdulkadir said the police practice of carding is a major concern for youth in Edmonton’s Somali community. […]

‘No one teaches that stuff!’ Edmonton...

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By Scott Johnston Globalnews.ca WATCH ABOVE: At times, it’s been a strained relationship, but efforts continue to build trust between Edmonton police and the city’s Somali community. Vinesh Pratap explains. Edmonton Police officers want more training in how to interact with members of the Somali-Canadian community, according to a report submitted to the police commission. […]

Somali, indigenous communities unite ...

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‘It’s the us-against-them mentality that we want to disrupt’ Share on Facebook Reddit this! Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residents executive director Ahmed Abdulkadir poses with Wichitowin Society interim chief executive Sheldon Hughes in Churchill Square Tuesday. KEVIN TUONG/FOR METRO Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residents executive director Ahmed Abdulkadir poses with Wichitowin Society interim […]

Edmonton man targeted by racial slurs...

Edmonton man targeted by racial slurs captures ‘disgusting’ exchange on video

‘I wanted him to know I heard him, and I wanted him to have an opportunity to say it to my face’ By Wallis Snowdon, CBC News Edmonton man reacts to racial slurs yelled from car7:08 Wallis Snowdon  Wallis Snowdon is a digital journalist with CBC Edmonton. She has nearly a decade of experience reporting behind her. […]

Indigenous, Somali communities in Edm...

Indigenous, Somali communities in Edmonton partner to make downtown safer

‘We are not collectively working together and that’s the cycle we want to break,’ says Ogaden executive By Roberta Bell, CBC News Members of the local Indigenous and Somali communities, pictured Saturday in Rundle Park, are working together to create greater cultural understanding and tackle issues like economic development and public safety downtown. (Supplied by Sheldon Hughes) […]

Flood of support for student suspende...

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Fellow students and human rights groups rally around Edmonton teenager By Gareth Hampshire, CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2016 6:16 PM MT Last Updated: Feb 22, 2016 6:16 PM MT Paige Sernowski was suspended from her high school earlier this month over a post she made on Twitter. Many questions are being asked about why an Edmonton teenager was […]

EDMONTON SOMALI COMMUNITY AIMS TO FIG...

EDMONTON SOMALI COMMUNITY AIMS TO FIGHT RADICALIZATION

Around 200 people made their way to NAIT’s Shaw Theatre looking for solutions Around 200 people came to the Shaw Theatre at NAIT to discuss radicalization. When Yasmin Ugas rides the Edmonton LRT she won’t cross the yellow line out of fears someone will push her into the path of an oncoming train. Ugas says the fear […]

Safety Summit

Safety Summit

The intent of the Safety summit is to create awareness of existing resources, share new ideas and activate key stakeholders to promote safety and well being. The Safety summit is an opportunity for the grassroots organizations, businesses and stakeholders, in the community, to identify gaps and potential solutions.Our purpose is in building understanding between our […]

The Purpose of Cross-Cultural Leaders...

The Purpose of Cross-Cultural Leaders Summit on CED

First Cross Cultural Leaders Summit on Community Economic Development     First Cross Cultural Leaders Summit on Community Economic Development   E4C and Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residence (OSCAR) will host the first Cross Cultural Leaders Summit on Community Economic Development, at the Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta (OSCAR), located at 9231 111 Street […]

Cross Cultural Leaders Summit on Comm...

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E4C and Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residence (OSCAR) would like to invite your group / organization’s leadership to participate in Edmonton’s first Cross Cultural Leaders Summit on Community Economic Development on April 28, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This Leaders Summit will focus on the following topics: 1- How non profit organizations, businesses and government officials can […]

MISSION

The mission of the Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Society (OSCAR) is to enhance the social well-being and the welfare of the Somali Community, with the ultimate goal of building a healthy and a vibrant community whose members can successfully settle and effectively integrate into the wider Canadian society. Read More about “MISSION”

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