Canadian Palestinian Association in Manitoba

Executive Board


President, Ramsey Zeid

Ramsey Zeid was born and raised in Winnipeg since 1977  He was elected as president in November 2015.

Ramsey attended Silver Heights High School and graduated with honors, studied two years sciences at the University of Manitoba then went on to graduate from Red River College with a Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. 

Since graduation Ramsey has been involved in all aspects of his Family Business, the FoodFair.  Through his company FoodFair, Ramsey also created various fundraising and charitable events.   Ramsey is an expert in annual fund raising campaigns and has successfully delivered programs utilizing an array of proven fundraising channels including major gifts, planned giving, monthly giving and face-to-face canvassing. 

As a Winnipeg native, Ramsey has been involved in numerous organizations as a volunteer and community supporter.  He was most recently served as a board member on the West Broadway Biz.  In addition to this, he volunteered long term between the Grace Hospital and the Health Science Center helping the community.    In addition to this Ramsey served on the Board of the West Broadway BIZ  

Ramsey resides West of Winnipeg in St-James with his wife, Eman and his four daughters. Their kids are busy completing intermediate school and elementary school and are active in swimming, ballet and Dabkeh.  The proud mother of the incredible daughters, does what she does best: a little bit of everything, focusing on whatever it takes to grow and help people and leads an active and positive role  contributing to the health of her community by helping others in need and volunteering at Al-Hijra Islamic School.  When not doing any of the above, she may be found sewing, gardening, reading or spending time with her children.

Past-President: Mohamed Badwan, P.Eng.

Vice-President, Mohammed Assi

Past Vice-President, Rafe Abdulla

Rafe was born in Balaa/Tulkarem, Palestine. He arrived to Canada in 1987, lived and worked in five different provinces, residing in Manitoba since 2010. He graduated from Universitié d'Oran in Algeria with two degrees in Biology and Education and a Diploma in Retail Management from Algonquin College in Ottawa.

He worked as a secondary school science teacher for 10 years and currently is a successful businessman with over 25 years' experience.

Community work is Rafe's passion and he is continuously involved in various volunteer activities affecting Palestinians, including as former president of the Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians in the National Capital Region (Ottawa) and a board member with the Multicultural Association of Orleans, Ontario.

Rafe serves the community with joy and a whole heart and free mind. In his spare time he enjoys reading history books, vegetable gardening and travelling. He has four daughters and three grandsons.

Secretary, Mouna Zeid

Born and raised in Winnipeg, she graduated from Red River College in business technology studies. Mouna is the general manager of Noris Appliances, a heating and cooling service company.

Also a hockey fan, Mouna has volunteered on various boards, along with as the manager of Dear Lodge Community Center's Hockey Team. She is a member of the Parent Teacher Association of AlHijra Islamic school and has assisted in fundraising and various volunteer capacities. Mouna has also volunteered at Bord-Air Community center and took responsibilities of hall booking and event planning.

Mouna is a single mother of two sons and a daughter.

Treasurer, Ieman Zeid

Ieman is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has lived in Winnipeg all his life. His current occupation is in marketing and sales at Carte International. His education involves CIM Certificate Program in Management and Administration, Quality Management programs, Lean Manufacturing, and Conflict Resolution.

During Ieman's spare time he enjoys family time and exercising. He is married and has two sons and two daughters.

President, Ramsey Zeid.