meet the board of directors
ACIC’s affairs are primarily run and managed by a Board of Directors, along with the help of volunteers. Members of the Board of Directors are elected in annual general meeting by ACIC members and serve on a volunteer basis. Currently, the ACIC Board of Directors consists of the following eleven members:
Hameed Zarabi was elected as the ACIC president in 2018. Previously, he had served the community as the Director of Cultural Affairs and as an advisor to the board for 15 years.
The President is the chief executive officer of the ACIC and presides over all meetings of the organization and the Board as Chairman. The President also governs the general and active management of the organization and ensures that orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.
If you have any suggestions, concerns or ideas about ACIC programs and services, please contact Hameed Zarabi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ibrahim Mohebi joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
The Vice-President, in the absence or disability of the President performs the duties and exercises the powers of the President and assists the President in management of the affairs of the organization.
If you have any suggestions, you can reach Ibrahim Mohebi at email@example.com.
Farhat Abbas Najem
Farhat Abbas Najem joined the Board of Directors in 2017 as Director of Logistics.
The treasurer is responsible for the collection and disbursement of funds, receipting for collection and disbursement of funds, and reporting financial statements to the Board of Directors and members.
If you wish to become a member, pay your membership fee, or make a donation, please contact Farhat Abbas Najem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ali Rezai, has been the Secretary of ACIC since 2020.
The Secretary attends all meeting and records all votes and minutes of all proceedings in the books to be kept for that purpose. He sends out all required notices, responds to all correspondence, exercises full authority over and is responsible for the general office and its staff, acts as custodian of the seal of the organization, certifies documents issued by the organization when required and performs such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board.
Contact Ali Rizai at for general inquiries, volunteer services, community hours certification or any other questions.
Director of Women affairs
Mahwash Dawari joined the Board in 2007 and worked as Director of Women’s Affairs until 2016. She was re-elected in 2018.
The Director of Women’s Affairs is responsible for the general and active management of the affairs of the organization relating to female members as well as:
making sure women’s issues and needs are addressed and their voices are heard by the President and the Board.
ensuring women’s active participation in all ACIC events.
organizing events, gatherings and women-specific programs and training (such as sewing and Quran recitation classes).
If you have any suggestions, concerns or ideas about women’s services, please contact Mahwash Dawari at email@example.com.
Director of Education
Sowita Hashimi joined the Board as Director of Education in 2020.
The Director of Education is responsible for supervising the community's educational affairs and activities, from developing educational materials to hiring experienced teachers.
For more information about our educational programs or to register your children please visit maktab.ca.
If you have any suggestions, concerns or ideas about our educational services, please contact Sowita Hashimi at
Director of logistics
Wase Shahsamand joined the Board as Director of Logistics in 2018, which was formerly Social Affairs.
The Director of Logistics is responsible for the general and active management of the affairs of the organization’s logistic needs.
The Director coordinates and manages volunteers, catering services, property maintenance and burial services including Fateha and Khatem-e Quran.
If you want to hold Fateha or Khatem-e Quran at ACIC please contact Wase Shahsamand at Joecsd@hotmail.com.
youth services (AYC)
Ghani Homa joined the Board as director of education in 2003 and was elected as Director of Cultural Services in 2019.
The Director of Cultural Services is responsible for the general and active management of the affairs of the organization relating to its cultural and religious affairs. Duties include preparing and disseminating strategic policy and guidelines pertaining to the cultural and religious initiatives of the organization.
The Director of Cultural Services organizes weekly programs, religious and cultural celebrations and other community events.
If you have any suggestions or ideas about ACIC programs and events, please contact Ghani Homa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Morteza Rasoul was elected as Director of Youth Services in 2018. Previously, he had worked as a member of Afghan Youth Committee (AYC) executive committee for several years.
The Director of Youth Services is responsible for creating a vision and strategic plan for AYC. The Director leads the AYC, works closely with ACIC Board members and maintains relationships with the external communities to provide quality programs and initiatives for youth.
The Director is also responsible for managing the AYC executive team and updating the ACIC Board on plans and projects.
The Director works with the Advisory Committee on AYC activities. For information about AYC programs, please contact Morteza Rasoul at email@example.com.
bookkeeping and Accounts
Zahra Hafiz joined the Board of Directors as Director of Bookkeeping and Accounts in 2018. This position was added to the Board in 2013 to provide assistance to the Treasurer.
The Director of Bookkeeping and Accounts is responsible for keeping full and accurate accounts of all assets, liabilities, receipts and disbursements of the organization in the books belonging to the organization .
To make a payment or donation, request a membership fee receipt, or other accounting matters please contact Zahra Hafiz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nemat Maysam joined the Board in 2016 as Acting Director of Internal Communications and was elected as Director in 2017.
The Director of Internal Communications is responsible for communicating organization matters to members, including sending information to members and publicizing events through social media and other communications tools.
He also maintains and monitors the ACIC websites and social media. Other responsibilities include:
event videography and photography
managing, maintaining and updating IT equipment and services including servers, computers, IT room, access points, cameras, TVs, WiFi, ACIC LAN Network, data management & Backup, network cabling, network security and software installation
Former Board of Directors
1991 - 1993: M. Ibrahim Qasimi
1994 - 1995: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
1996 - 2001: M. Ibrahim Qasimi
2002: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
2003 - 2005: M. Ibrahim Qasimi
2006 - 2008: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
2009 - 2017: Abdullah Hamid
2018 - Now Hameed Zarabi
1991 - 1992: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
1993: Enayatullah Jawan Shir
1994 - 1995: M. Naem Farzam
1996: M. Nabi Akram
1997: Latifullah Latifi
1998: M. Naem Farzam
1999 - 2000: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
2001: Abdul Satar Frotan
2002: Abdullah Hamid
2003 - 2004: Abdul Aziz Shahsamad
2005: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
2006- 2015: Abdul Aziz Shahsamad
2016 Zabi Abduli
2017 Atifa Rasoul
2018 - Now Ibrahim Mohebi
1991 - 1992: M. Naem Farzam
1993: M. Kazim Bayat
1994 - 1995: Abdullah Hamid
1996 - 1998: M. Asif Abbasi
1999 - 2000: M. Naem Farzam
2001 - 2003: M. Asif Abbasi
2004 - 2006: Abdullah Hamid
2007 - 2017: M. Asif Abbasi
2018 - Now Farhat Najem
1991 - 1992: Said Jawed Jawadi
1993: Hashmatullah Majidi
1994: Abdullah Azizi
1995: M. Nabi Akram
1996: Abdul Samad Azada
1997 - 2000: Abdullah Azizi
2001 - 2002: Abdul Aziz Shahsamand
2003 - 2004: Lotfuallah Latifi
2005 - 2007: Jamshid Hussaini
2008 - 2019: Ali Zamani
2020 - Ali Rizai
1992: Enayatullah Jawan Shir
1993 - 1994 M. Ayoub Sediqi
1995: Aziz Rasul
1996: M. Ayoub Sediqi
1997: Abdul Qadir Arib
1998 - 1999 Abdul Rauf Rafat
2000 - 2002 M. Kabir Bakhtiari
2003 - 2015 Hameed Zarabi
2016 Rashid Farzam
2017 - 2017 Yassir Taqinijad
2017 - 2018 Abdullah Azizi
2019 - Now Ghani Homa
1993: Sultana Aslam Zada
1994 - 1995 Zuhra Arib
1996: Sultana Aslam Zada
1997: Rahima Sharifi
1998 - 2001 Zuhra Arib
2002 - 2003 Hamida Hassan Zada
2004: Zuhura Arib
2005 - 2006 Hamida Hassan Zada
2007 - 2016 Mahwash Dawari
2017: Hamida Hassan Zada
2018 - Now Mahwash Dawari
1992: Abdul Qadir Arib
1993: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
1994 - 1996 Zuhra Arib
1997: Nasima Sidiqi
1998: Faqir Hussain Sharifi
1999 - 2000 Nasima Sidiqi
2001 - 2002 Abdul Jalil Sarwari
2003 - 2004 Ghani Huma
2005: Sadeq Tahiri
2006: Zuhra Arib
2007 - 2019 Sadeq Tahiri
2020 - Sowita Hashimi
2003 - 2004 Jamshid Hussaini
2005 - 2007 Hamid Ramazani
2008 - 2010 Jamshid Hussaini
2011 - 2015 Atifa Rasul
2016 - 2017 Asma Shahsamand
2018 - Now Morteza Rasoul
1991 - 1993 Abdullah Hamid
1994: Sher Ahmad Naqi Zada
1995: Said Habib Sajjadi
1996: Mosa Haidari
1997: Abdul Ghafoor Amiri
1998 - 2001 Abdullah Hamid
2002 - 2004 M. Reza Haji Abdul Ali
2005 - 2008 Abdullah Hamid
2009 - 2016 M. Fahim Hashimi
2017: Fahat Najem
2018 - Now Wase Shahsamand
2013 - July 2016 Hamida Ahmadi
July 2016 - Now Nemat Maysam
2013 - 2017 Suleiman Mazaryar
2018 - Now Zahra Hafiz