@2019 by Calgary Ethiopian Community Association

HISTORY OF CECA/ካኢማማ ታሪክ:

Ethiopians have been residing in Calgary since the early 1970s. By 1975, there were still less than ten Ethiopians living in Calgary, fortunately, the city of Edmonton had a larger population. Most of the Ethiopians in Alberta were studying or working around university campuses.

 

As the 1980s began, a large number of Ethiopians started to arrive in Calgary, mostly from Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan and a few from Italy. As the number of Ethiopians increased in Alberta it became very necessary to organize community associations both in Calgary and Edmonton. This necessitated the establishment of community associations in both Calgary and Edmonton. An Ethiopian community association was established in September of 1982 in Edmonton. Following this, the Calgary Ethiopian Community Association (CECA) was born in November 1982.  Source: Hibert Magazine 20th Anniversary Special Issue.

ኢትዮጵያኖች ከ1970 አካባቢ ጀምሮ ካልጋሪ ዉስጥ ይኖሩ እንደነበር መረጃዎች ያሳያሉ። በ1975፣ ከ 10 የልበለጡ ኢትዮጵያኖች፣ ካልጋሪ ይኖሩ ነበር፣ ግን በኤድመንተን የሚኖሩት ኢትዮጵያኖች ቁጥር እየጨመረ መጥቶ ነበር። አብዛሃኞቹ ኢትዮጵያዉያን፣ ከትምህርት ጋር በተያያዘ፣ በዩንቨርስቲ አካባቢ ይኖሩ ነበር።

 

በ1980 መጀመሪያዎቹ ላይ፣ በርካታ ኢትዮጵያኖች ወደ ካልጋሪ ከኬንያ፣ ከጂቡቲ፣ ከሱዳንና በትንሹም ቢሆን ከጣሊያን፣ መምጣት ጀመሩ። የኢትዮጵያኖች ቁጥር በካልጋሪና በኤድመንተን እየጨምረ ሲመጣ፣ ማህበር የማቋቋም ፍላጎቱም በዛዉ ልክ እየጨመረ መጥቶ፣ በመስከረም 1982፣ ኤድመንተን ያለዉ የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ማህበር ተቋቋመ። ከዚህ ቀጥሎ፣ የካልጋሪ የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ማህበር በህዳር 1982 ተመሰረተ። ምንጭ: ህብረት መጽሄት፣ 20ኛ አመት ልዩ እትም።

CECA MEMBERS/ካኢማማ አባላት:

CECA membership has been steadily growing as more and more Ethiopians recognize the importance of having a strong community addressing their needs and concerns. We have over 1600 registered members as of January 2019.

To receive a membership, please print and fill out the membership application form, and bring it to the CECA office.

በርካታ ኢትዮጵያውያኖች ፍላጎታቸዉንና ችግራቸዉን የሚያይላቸዉና ብሎም የሚያሳዉቅላቸዉ ጠንካራ ማህበር እንደሚያስፈለግ እየተረዱ በመምጣታቸዉ፣ የማህበሩ የአባል ቁጥር ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ እየጨመረ መጥቷል። በJanuary, 2019፣ ከ1600 በላይ የተመዘገቡ አባላት እንዳሉ ማስረጃዎች ያመላክታሉ።

አባል ለመሆን እባክዎ የሚከተለዉን የአባልነት ማመልከቻ ቅጽ ያትሙና ሞልተዉ ወደ ካልጋሪ የኢትዮጵያ ማህበረሰብ ማህበር (ካኢማማ) ቢሮ ይዘዉት ይምጡ።