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The Etio-Canadian Azawent Association is here to serve you!

About Us

The Etio-Canadian Azawent Association is a non-profit organization based in Ottawa, Ontario focused on advancing the health and wellbeing of the seniors in the community. Established in 2018 as one of the first seniors organizations catering specifically to the Ethiopian and Eritrean demographic in Ottawa, the ECAA prides itself in providing systems and support to seniors as they age-well. We provide year-round seminars, outreaches, training and more to those who join us. Located at the Bronson Centre, feel free to browse our schedule and join us for an upcoming event!



Our mission is to provide essential services to seniors from Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in Ottawa and its environs. These services are entirely delivered by volunteers from the community who offer time, expertise and resources. 



To come together and have time for tea and coffee at least once a month. We hope to encourage members to participate in various programs and build the community. We aim to encourage each other and strengthen the relationships amongst members in the group. Our main goal is to make this group a home away from home.



Our association currently has 85 members and 80 volunteers for a total of 165 members. Driven to do our part in making the world a better place. Since 2000, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?


This project is funded by the Foundation for Black Communities, with partial support from the Government of Canada &
By the Government of Canada's Age Well at Home Initiative

Volunteer Membership

Senior Membership

Meal & Grocery Provision

Health Seminars

Computer Training



Our Team

Meet our amazing team full of dedicated volunteers and community leaders!

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Zemene Aleme Abune


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Dry Flowers

Fatima Mulaw


What We Do

Since its establishment, ECAA has undertaken a number of key activities, ensuring
full and active participation by women members

Local Empowerment

Outreach to seniors in Ethiopian and Eritrean communities, residing in and around Ottawa.

Handing a senior member a certificate of achievement

Community Support

Organizing community-based support systems to address issues faced by members, such as poverty, health, isolation, systemic discrimination. For example, home-to-home visits to the entire membership during the COVID-19 pandemic to help respond to health, isolation, mental health issues.

Preparing the presents for a Christmas get together.

Community Development

Providing networking, support and social activities for information sharing, knowledge exchange and to minimize effects of isolation and to address systemic barriers prevailing within the community at large.

Saturdays senior computer learning program

Upcoming Events

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Contact Us

211 Bronson Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, Ontario

(613) 853-1927

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