AHEPA Family of Canada
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is one of the largest Hellenic heritage groups in the world and an important community service organization in North America. The AHEPA Family is an umbrella organisation that encompasses four divisions: AHEPA, the men's division, the Daughters of Penelope, the women's division, the Sons of Pericles and the Maids of Athena, the youth divisions.
The organisation was founded in the Atlanta, Georgia in 1922. Since then it has borne chapters across the world - Canada, Greece, Australia, New Zealand and Cyprus.
The first Canadian chapter of AHEPA was founded in Toronto, Ontario in 1928. Since then, chapters have been established in many cities in Canada - Montreal, Ottawa, Belleville, Windsor, Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Vancouver..
The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.
The American Hellenic Progressive Association of Canada
Today's AHEPA's Supreme Delegation visit to the Hellenic Democracy President
Calls for assistance from hospitals in Greece result in the donation of a 10,000 € Rigid Bronchoscope machine to Evaggelismos Hospital in Athens
[January 25, 2013] - AHEPA Canada today announced the donation of much-needed medical equipment to Evaggelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece. A rigid bronchoscope machine valued at 10,000 euros (or approximately $12,000 CDN) has been purchased and donated to the hospital, as the result of a call for aid from hospitals in Greece.
It is a great pleasure and honor to be here today and to be able to give you and the entire board a synopsis of the activities of AHEPA in Canada over the past year.
AHEPA continues to fulfill our mission statement through the organization and support of initiatives which promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.
Globally, AHEPA has Chapters in Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Constantinople, Greece, United Kingdom, and the United States. We will be starting more Chapters in Brazil, Germany, and anywhere else that Hellenes want to contribute back to society.
Over the past year the AHEPA in Canada has increased its’ activities both politically and philanthropically.
In April 2012, I had the privilege to travel to Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Constantinople to visit with many dignitaries.
Brothers, Sisters and AHEPA Family Friends:
AHEPA Canada will mobilize to assist with humanitarian relief for the people of Greece, Canadian President George Vassilas announced this week. We will partner with the initiative of Supreme President john Grossomanides and the AHEPA in the USA to ensure that we assist the people of mother Hellas.
In recent weeks there has been a tremendous amount of media coverage stating that more needs to be done, which in fact is true. However, AHEPA’s 14 chapters in Greece have also been providing relief to their communities for several months now.
AHEPA CANADA INITIATIVE: HELLENES IN DIASPORA TO APPLY FOR THEIR GREEK PASSPORT
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