Institution

The legal name of the Association is: Venezuelan-Canadian Association of Calgary.

The Association was registered as a non-profit association before the Alberta Companies Registry on 31st of May 2000.

Structurally, the Association is composed of an Executive Committee elected by direct vote of all its members. Elections are held once every two years.

This Executive Committee is divided into: Members with administrative functions and Members of work execution.

Mission

Vision

Being a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Venezuelan Culture, the integration of the new Venezuelans in Calgary to the Canadian society, and support the general community through humanitarian activities. The association creates the opportunity of knowing the different aspects of the Venezuelan culture, and the strengthening of ties between Venezuelans and Canadians.

To contribute, build, grow, and consolidate the union between the members of the community in order to continue promoting the Venezuelan culture in Calgary and in the province of Alberta.

Objetives

  • Spread information of interest to new immigrants and Venezuelan residents in Calgary.
  • Promotional activities to bring the Venezuelan residents closer to Calgary and the Province of Alberta.
  • Promote activities and programs that facilitate integration into Canadian culture.
  • Promote integration among all non-profit Venezuelan organizations in Calgary.
  • Promote interaction with Latin American and Canadian centers and organizations.
  • Promote teaching programs on Venezuelan roots.
  • Promote and organize artistic and cultural events.
  • Promote programs that facilitate the connection between professionals and employers.
  • To facilitate the exchange of information to promote the growth of businesses of small and medium Venezuelan and Associated merchants in the city of Calgary.

Values

Administrative Members of the Board of Directors

  • Social Commitment: As an organization, we act responsibly for the benefit of the community and our members.
  • Respect: We understand and appreciate the differences of thinking, acting and expressing of each individual; We comply with the rules, regulations and customs of the Organization and the Country.
  • Sense of belonging: To feel that the VCAC is for everyone and for all and represents the Venezuelan Culture.
  • Integrity: The honesty and ethics of the leaders and members of the organization in any situation; We do what we say and say what we do.
  • Sustainable development: To efficiently and effectively manage the human and financial resources of the VCAC to ensure that it is self-sustaining.
  • Teamwork: Synergy of individual skills, abilities and competences to achieve the objectives of the association

 

 

Director of Culture - Direct, promote, disseminate and develop events for the broadcast of the Venezuelan Culture. She/ or he is responsible for the group Pasos de Venezuela. Leader of the committees that she/ or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Directorate of Culture.

 

Sports Director - Direct, promote, disseminate and develop sporting events. Leader of the committees that she/ or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Sports Directorate.

 

Director of Events and Funds - Direct, promote, disseminate and develop events and social activities to raise funds for the Association. Leader of the committees that she/or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Events and Fund Directorate.

 

Director of Information to the Immigrant - Direct, promote, disseminate and develop the necessary information for the help of Venezuelans in Calgary and those who require it. Leader of the committees that she/ or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Immigrant Information Directorate.

 

Director of Information Technology - Direct, promote, develop and maintain the Web page of the Association. Leader of the committees that she/ or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Information Technology Directorate.

 

Director of Public Relations - Direct, promote, disseminate and develop the public relations of the Association and public and private entities that are related to the objectives of the Association. Leader of the committees that she/ or he organizes for the fulfillment of the objectives of the Public Relations Directorate.

 

 

President: the president is the official in charge of the general administration of the Association, as well as maintaining the leadership in the meetings of the Executive Committee. The President of the Association must maintain and defend the values and principles of the Association in all the activities it undertakes and always act in the best interest of the Association and its members. The President is in turn the executive representative of the Association. The President is the only member of the Board of Directors who has as a requisite for his designation the being of Venezuelan nationality.

 

Vice President - The Vice President is in charge of maintaining the details of the members and, in turn, the channel of communication between the members and the Association, through which they can present their ideas and concerns. The Vice President is in charge of attending to the faults of the President as well as assisting the Director of Operations in his functions.

 

Treasurer - The Treasurer is in charge of the management of the accounts of the Association; as well as the person in charge of valuing investments, asset management and preparation of budgets and financial statements.

 

Director of Operations - The Operations Director is responsible for maintaining the official records of the association (assemblies, permits, licenses, renewals, changes of address, new statutes, etc.). In case of definitive failure or resignation of the President, the Director of Operations is in charge of calling new elections within 14 days following the absence or resignation of the President.

Operating Members of the Board of Directors

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