Abdi Gure, Chair

Abdi is a Canadian of Somali origin and a resident of Regina, SK. Previously trained in public relations and currently designated as Occupational Health and Safety Administrator (HSA) as well as National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO). He is also a CLC journeyman with extensive work experience in the construction and oil/mining industries. Mr.Gure has also attended University of Regina completing a Bachelor Degree in Social Work (BSW).

Abdi has been a founding board member in various community-based initiatives in the past and was instrumental figure in the formation of ACRN.

Before immigrating to Canada he has extensively worked in the humanitarian field both in Kenya and Somalia with various international and local organizations such as ARC, UNHCR, ICRC, and others dealing with refugee crisis, poverty and community development as well as in conflict resolution projects.

After moving to Canada he continued his involvement in the nonprofit sector in Winnipeg where he worked with the Manitoba Somali Association (MSA) as a program manager helping the newcomers in Winnipeg, MB. Abdi was also a founding member and a project director of the now-ceased Edmonton Global Relief and Development Center in Edmonton, Alberta undertaking relief and development initiatives in Africa.

After moving to Regina, SK in 2010 and realizing the need for a community based organization to assist and advocate for the Somali Canadians in the province and the new immigrants from East Africa, he spearheaded the formation of the Prairie Somali Canadian Community Centre in which he was elected as president; a position he continues to serve in his 3rd five-year term - providing immigration/settlement and integration programs as well as family and youth services for community members in Regina and the surrounding vicinity.

In addition to his family commitment, Abdi is a passionate advocate for human rights, refugee supports, multiculturalism and youth engagement in Saskatchewan and around the Prairies.

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