Welcome to UMOJA
Building Strong Communities; Moving from Newcomers to Neighbours.
Umoja Operation Compassion Society of British Columbia is a newcomer settlement and charitable organization formed in 2002 to work with recent immigrants and refugees of all cultural backgrounds living in Surrey, BC. Our culturally attuned, trauma-informed programs are particularly essential for those at risk of socio-economic marginalization based on language and skills gaps, race, cultural and religious background, trauma, or perceived status.
Over our 20 years of service, we have supported the successful mainstreaming of over 4000 newcomer families and individuals. Our diverse, dedicated staff and volunteers work hard to transform lives daily. We also remain deeply grateful for the faithful support of our sponsors, partners and community over the years
Internationally, Umoja is actively involved in improving the quality of life and long term outcomes for local communities within the East African Great Lakes region primarily in Western Uganda via education and wealth generation initiatives among the local peoples.