Canada has long history of assisting groups of people around the globe. from around the globe. Following the American revolution in 1776, Canada welcomed freed slaves seeking a better life.

In 1792, black Nova Scotians established Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Canada Sierra Leone Friendship Society was inspired by this first act of friendship, as well as by the friendship that founder Zainab from Sierra Leone has with members of the Canadian community. It is the hope of the society that this spirit of friendship continues to thrive in the course of fulfilling the society’s mission.

About the Founder

Zainab Mansaray was born in Sierra Leone West Africa. She attended Port Loko Teachers College/University of
Sierra Leone, where she was awarded a degree/certification. She immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 2004. In Winnipeg, she attended training as a Health Care Aide at Red River College, and Medical Administrative Assistant at Winnipeg Technical College(2011).

Upon successful completion, she started working at Stewartville Professional Centre and DASCH Inc.
She has also completed two years of education in the Nursing Program at the University of Manitoba.
Ms Mansaray is the founder and President of the Canada Sierra Leone Friendship Society Inc.( CSLF S), a
newly established non-profit organization to advance human progress in the areas of school, health care, and
agriculture for food security.

As a passionate community volunteer, she has volunteered countless hours through different organizations,
such as Red Cross- Sierra Leone, Red Cross Society Conakry Guinea, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
(WRHA), Congress of Black Women Canada (ongoing) and board member at Freight House Early Learning and
Care Inc. Mansaray’s persistence and consistence has become the source of her strength and drive to
accomplish multiple tasks. Her extensive volunteer engagements in the community and beyond make her
capable of solid leadership.