Access to practical information should be a right.

We build technology that empowers everyone to support the communities who need it the most at scale.

Support our COVID-19 Efforts


Restore rights and dignity to human services.

Meet Atar,

our is our first AI-Powered, Virtual Advocacy Platform, that understands needs, determines eligbility and walks users step-by-step through everything they need to access social and other services.

We built Atar with the UNHCR in Montreal for refugees, but are now adapting the platform to support communities disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and community organizations in NYC.

Virtual Advocacy

Our technology makes information about accessing social services practical by mimicing how social workers interact with clients. Our AI-powered platform is able to understand intent and asks natural language questions to tailor resources to circumstances and breaking down complicated tasks (e.g., applying for COVID-19 stimulus relief) into tasks that need to be accomplished (e.g., determine eligibility, complete taxes) as well as the steps and necessary information needed to accomplish these tasks.

Every todo list is optimized to the users circumstances and eligbility and includes information on where to go, what to bring, and what to expect.


Guides can be deployed as an AI-powered chatbot via SMS, FB messenger, or embedded in an existing mobile or web application.

Insights, Analytics

Identify trends, predict bottlenecks, and measure impact of services and programs with customer and citizen journeys.


Our mission is to help people help themselves through collective and artificial intelligence.

In many ways we stumbled on our work by chance. Little did I know that not long after I moved from Somerville to Montréal to teach and do research I would have four relatives from Eritrea seeking asylum in Canada.

And it was while volunteering at a local shelter that my relatives were sent to when they first arrived, that we saw first hand how much effort and coordination resettlement requires. Not too long after relocating to New York, we began to see alot of the same opportunities to support communities disproportionally impact by COVID-19.

We started Edel Technologies to support social service providers and help them leverage, data, analytics, apps, and artificial intelligence to improve their service delivery capacity and effectiveness.

But what’s most important to us, is that our solutions restore the dignity that many loose waiting for help by giving them the information and resources they need to help themselves.

Muhammed Y. Idris

Our Values

Self sufficiency.

Self determination.

Self empowerment.

Our work has been proudly supported by

The United Nations High Comission for Refugees (UNHCR)

“It is fantastic to see asylum-seekers and refugees working at COMPASS who have had a first-hand experience on how difficult it is to find their way in a new country developing an application to help those coming after them...The UN Refugee Agency is proud to be associated with their project.”

Jean-Nicolas Beuze, UNHCR Representative in Canada