Safaa Habach has a master’s degree in civil engineering from Damascus University and a teaching degree from Queen’s University. She is also a certified Math teacher by the Ontario College of Teachers.
She works in Ottawa as a volunteer in humanitarian organizations and food banks, and also volunteers at the mosque helping Syrian newcomers find employment and residence. Safaa has volunteered for more than 7000 hours in Ottawa!
Safaa is a resident of the Britannia Woods community and enjoys being a supportive and engaged community member. In her view, the BW community is the friendliest community of neighbours, and their kindness compelled her to join the BWCH Board to give back to the community. She has spent 8 years serving on the BWCH Board; first as a Board Director and more recently as the Vice Chair. Safaa is especially devoted to supporting services for the youth and women in the community.
Her hope is that the BWCH can one day have a bigger facility to help accommodate everyone, given the tremendous growth in the population served by the organization.