Improving quality of life for refugees  Through sponsorship and provision of settlement services

Contact us to get help from our dedicated staff and volunteers. We have sponsored and supported hundreds of refugees to settle in Canada!

Our history

Hope for Tomorrow’s Shade Association (HT-SACA) – formerly known as Canadian Hearts Across Borders Association (CHABA) was registered as a none profit organization and charity with CRA in 2003. HT-SACA is a private refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) with  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

The organization has been sponsoring refugees and providing settlement and integration services for more than 19 years.

What we stand for

Our mission

Improve quality of life of refugees through refugee sponsorship and provision of settlement and integration programs and services.

Our mandate

To offer refugee sponsorship as a private refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) with Immigration , Refugees and Citizenship Canada and to provide settlement and integration programs and services for refugees in Alberta.

Our core values

Compassion means responding to the suffering of others with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without conditions.

Respect for others is grounded in our belief that all people have human rights and deserve to be treated with care and respect. We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honoring their needs and aspirations.

Genuine humility comes from acknowledging with gratitude our human abilities and limitations.  We demonstrate our humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have. 

Diversity is achieved through understanding, respect and recognition of individual differences. We embrace diversity by nurturing a safe and culturally sensitive environment that promotes the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation, etc.


HT-SACA has a board of directors that oversees its operations. 

  •                                                                           – President
  • Mr. Yonis Bedri                                               –  Vice President
  • Mr. Mohamed Kasim                                    –  Treasurer
  • Mrs. Kedja Jabir                                            –   Secretary
  • Dr. Mohammed Mokhless Karzoon           –   Member

A team of distinguished personalities

Over the years of our existence, we’ve been solving thousands of puzzling refugee issues… Still, each time we found a working solution, and not a workaround! This is true when we recall, that over 4,000 people have received our assistance in one way or another since 2003 …

Here's our team

 HT-SACA is mainly a volunteer-driven organization with a skeleton staff team. Currently, we have more than 30 volunteers and 10 youth leaders that work in various activities supported by the staff.

  • Ms. Dianna Fondo               – Program directeor
  • Mr. Semhal Lemlem            – Program coordinator
  • Mr. Moris Mohamed            – Program assistant
  • Mr. Mosis Mohamed           – Program assistant
  • Mr. Merhawi Yohanes         – Refugee outreach coordinator  
  • Mr. Zebra Crossing              – Accountant

Our valuable volunteers

  1. Abass Taha 
  2. Abdi Elemo
  3. Ahmadin Mohammed
  4. Mohammed Kasim
  5. Ferida Ali
  6. Hassan Abubeker
  7. Abdujalil Merga
  8. Farhiya Elemo
  9. Salis Ali
  10. Dino Idris
  11. Kamal Mohamed
  12. Jadir Mohammed
  13. Dino Chorre
  14. Nuradin Waday
  15. Mamme Abdulle
  16. Rashad Ali
  17. Abdi Mumed
  18. Mohammed Hassan
  19. Bahar Abdallah
  20. Khaled Musa
  21. Ric Haile
  22. Brhan kah
  23. Maj  Sib
  24. Ghi  Kid
  25. Yoh Sok
  26. Andit Tek
  27. Abdi Elemo
  28. Abass Taha
  29. Tewelde Tekle
  30. Mulu Kif
  31. Amaniel Hailu

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