Who We Are

Welcome and Connect

We're Eritrean Canadians of Blin heritage residing in Ottawa region who have a burning desire:

A. To bring together all Eritrean of Blin heritage residing in Ottawa, regardless of their creed, political beliefs, gender, or age into a framework of cooperation by solving common problems through a concerted effort participating in social occasions, as well as sharing good and bad times in life such as in wedding, great achievement, bereavement, sickness, etc.

B. To teach and promote traditional arts and skills; and preserve the cultural heritage of Eritrean Blin Community by maintaining strong link with country of origin. To build our community, promote our heritage, educate and support each other, & strengthen our networks.

C. To help refugees and newcomers to resettle and integrate with Canadian society.

Welcome To Ottawa Blin Community

Our Mission

Help Fulfill It

To build our community and promote our heritage, educate and support each other, strengthen our networks, help refugees and newcomers to resettle and integrate with Canadian society.

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Cultural

Gatherings

Once in a year we get together to celebrate our culture and unity, and you are welcome to explore and experience our cultural ways of life such as dancing, traditional attires, food, language, and etc.

So often we also get together to discuss our growth as a community and when there are milestone achievements and social occasions within the community.

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Surafel Abrehe

Director - Chairperson

Ghebre Ogbalidet

Director - Social Service
Our Team

Leadership

Good leaders build products. Great leaders build cultures.
Good leaders deliver results. Great leaders develop people.
Good leaders have a vision. Great leaders have values.
Good leaders are role models at work. Great leaders are role models in life. - A. G.

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Ottawa Blin Community is committed to support each other, grow together, and unity.

What's Next?

Next Steps

Discover Your Community and Your New Country

Congratulations! You have decided to join your community. You may be wondering what’s next on your journey. We want to help! Join us as we guide you toward the next steps in your discovery your community and new country.

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Get Involved

We are always looking for individuals or organizations to get involved and support us to accomplish our mission, and so you are invited to share your knowledge, talents, resources, and time whenever you can.
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Plan a Visit

Come and witness how we view social, cultural, religious, occupational, and many significant aspects of our life. Firmly rooted in our tradition, the beliefs, missions, and visions of Ottawa Blin Community guide our decisions as a community.
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Questions?

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask us. We will do all we can to answer your questions or we will guide you to appropriate authorities who can further help you to answer your questions.