What is Excel Family and Youth Society?
It is a community-based non-profit organization that provides programs and services to support families, women’s and youth of ethnic immigrant groups from Ethiopia and Eritrea. However, our services are open to
Why Excel Family & Youth Society?
It was established to fill the gap between NGO’s and our growing, diverse communities. We bring together professionals, community associations, and faith-based organizations, in one medium, to work together towards building stronger, safer, and more productive communities.
Our goal is to see the development in Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants, making the most of their new homes in Canada and achieving their greatest potential. To provide safe spaces and opportunities for youth to interact with peers and adults in a positive way. Supporting youth and families to develop their social identity, healthy relationships, and interpersonal skills.
To empower, educate, and integrate self-identifying Black Canadians (Ethiopian and Eritrean), so that they may live happy, healthy, and productive lives in Canada. Help them to be productive, well integrated and proud Citizens.
Why was Excel Family & Youth Society Founded?
The Excel Family and Youth Society was established on April 2010. It was founded by Dr. Girma Lulu and is currently led by around ten board members. The Executive Director is Dr. Girma Lulu. There was a time when America was in an economic crisis which indirectly impacted the lives of Canadian workers, especially labor workers. Dr. Girma was curious to know what the reason behind this crisis was. Hence, he decided to research and find out the root cause of the economic crisis.
Ethiopians and Eritreans were among the victims of this crisis. For the growing number of immigrants, resources and
effective means of integrating these families into the country were lacking. Hence, Dr. Girma decided to create an association so that they can easily discuss and alleviate community problems.
Youth Effectiveness Program
Basic and Advanced Computer training
Financial Empowerment Support
According to Statistics Canada, the number of Ethiopian and Eritrean immigrants is growing by over 100% annually in Alberta and Canada. However, resources and an effective means of integrating these families into their new lives and country is lacking.
Excel Family & Youth Society (EFYS) was established to fill the gap between NGO’s and our growing, diverse communities. We bring together professionals, community associations, and faith-based organizations, in one medium, to work together towards building stronger, safer, and more productive communities.
EFYS endeavors to support all government and non-governmental agencies to effectively deliver their services to those in need, allowing for more sustainable Canadian, political, economic, and social systems.