905-828-8411 info@heritagemississauga.org

Cultural Organizations

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ARABIC CULTURAL CLUB OF ONTARIO
Proudly serving the community since 1999. As a non-profit volunteer-based organization, we promote educational/ cultural activities and programs such as; Arabic School and Carassauga Festival; that are beneficial to enrich our heritage; in addition to other arts and sports activities.
For more info, contact: info@ACCOclub.ca
www.ACCOclub.com

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ASSOCIATION DE ECUATORIANOS EN ONTARIO (ASSOCIATION OF ECUADORIANS IN ONTARIO)
Being one of the largest Hispanic communities and one of the oldest in Canada, the AEO was created to implement socio-cultural projects, to offer social and technical commercial assistance, to increase economic development. We aim to place the Ecuadorian culture in the multicultural environment of the province of Ontario, so there is better integration into Canadian society.
The Association’s mission is to disseminate, cultivate and maintain Ecuadorian culture and to promote commercial, educational, sports and tourism in our country.

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(CCEC) CAMARA DE COMERCIO ECUATORIANO CANADIENSE / ECUADORIAN CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The House of Ecuadorian Trade Canada (CCEC) is a nonprofit organization that was established in February 2001 as a result of the interest of a large group of businessmen, both Canadians and Ecuadorians, to strengthen the bonds of friendship and trade relations between Ecuador and Canada. The Chamber, together with the valuable and continued support of the Canadian Embassy in Ecuador, has always responded to these demands. The need to promote and extend opportunities to increase trade between these countries, as well as educational and cultural groups is essential.
33 Harbour Sq
Toronto, ON M5J 2G2, Canada
Phone: (416) 861-0733
email address: camera.canadiense@ecucanchamber.org
www.ecucanchamber.org/index.php/en/

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CANADIAN LATIN HERITAGE
Canadian Latin Heritage is a not-for-profit organization established by community volunteers with a mission to promote the Latin culture from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations through cultural events where Latinos share, express and appreciate their identity.
Our Vision: Latinos are a joyful community: vibrant, creative, passionate and willing to share their culture and traditions with the Canadian community to keep it alive.
Our Mission: Canadian Latin Heritage creates cultural events like festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and educational workshops to promote the Latin culture (music, visual arts, dance and theatre) and support the Latin talent in collaboration with local and international cultural organizations and artists.

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CASA CULTURAL ECUATORIANA (ECUADORIAN CULTURAL HOUSE) 
CCE is a non-profit organization whose focus is to spread the culture of Ecuador. We are Latin Americans living abroad with yearnings for our land. CCE is a space for sharing, a form of expression collectively to renew together with the tradition of “knowledge” in the present. We identify with the various forms of arts, music and lyrics. Being a space for cultural integration and social inclusion among Ecuadorian migrants, Latin Americans, and diverse communities in Canada. CEC seeks to encourage the dissemination of ancestral values ​​and principles of Sumak Kawsay (Good Living) to rediscover and recreate in the Canadian context.
info@ccetoronto.ca / http://ccetoronto.wix.com/ccetoronto

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CHINESE ASSOCIATION OF MISSISSAUGA
16-1177 Central Parkway West
Mississauga, Ontario
905-275-8558
Proudly serving the community since 1982, the Chinese Association of Mississauga offers services and programs for newcomers and refugees living in Mississauga and surrounding areas.
www.chineseassociationmississauga.com

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COLOMBIA EN MISSISSAUGA
Our mission is to be known and recognized for our leadership through our passion for high standards, respect and commitment to creating and delivering innovative Colombian cultural events that promote the heritage and the image of Colombia and Colombian talent in Canada.
www.colombiaenmississauga.com

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CROATIAN PARISH FOLKLORE GROUP “SLJEME”
In 1979 in the heart of Southern Ontario, the largest colony of Croatians in the world, a realization of a dream, the formation of a folklore group, is brought to life in conjunction with the formation of the newly established Parish of Croatian Martyrs in Mississauga. The object of its establishment is to carry on and promote the Croatian culture within the youth of Croatian origin. To symbolize its strength and presence in the Croatian community of Mississauga, it is named after the symbolic mountain overlooking the capital of Croatia, Zagreb – SLJEME. As the mountain has been a witness of the times gone by, it is hoped that Sljeme will have the same impact on the Canadian Croatian youth of Mississauga.
www.sljeme.ca

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GREEK CANADIAN HISTORY PROJECT
The Greek Canadian History Project (GCHP) is an initiative designed to identify, preserve, and provide access to primary source materials that reflect the experience of Canada’s Greek immigrants. The collected sources, currently in the hands of private individuals and organizations, are placed in the care of the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections of York University Libraries. The GCHP also engages in public history events that bridge the worlds of academia and the mainstream.
http://archives.library.yorku.ca/gchp/

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IRAQI CANADIAN SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
The Iraqi Canadian Society is a social, cultural society that deals with Iraqi community members residing in Canada in order to stregthen bonds and relations between our Iraqi community members. It was founded on September 8th, 1991. It provides services regarding residence and work and facilitates ways for people to develop new knowledge and technical skills. This society is determined to keep communication open about the history and traditions of the Iraqi culture.
President: Mrs. Eman Said
Email: icsociety@gmail.com
www.icsociety.ca 

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MANOS UNIDES (UNITED HANDS FUNDRAISING)
Manos Unides (United Hands Fundraising) is a Canadian non-profit organization whose mission is to train parents and mothers to prevent health problems, encourage normal development of children and to raise funds to support children with serious health problems and where they do not have the financial resources that can provide timely solutions.
The organization plans special events (concerts, festivals, proms, kermesses, publications, telethons, etc.) to help save lives of children due to lack of care and professional treatment in their home countries.
www.manosunidas.ca

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MISSISSAUGA CHINESE ARTS ORGANIZATION
The Mississauga Chinese Arts Organization (MCAO) is a non-profit performing arts organization based in the city of Mississauga and dedicated to the presentation and production of a full spectrum of Chinese performing arts events for the City of Mississauga and the surrounding areas. It is also committed to providing opportunities for community members to practice and develop their artistic skills through various training and performing programs.

Since it was first founded in 2005, the MCAO has collaborated with many profit/non-profit organizations/ associations and successfully presented more than 100 live performances and variety shows at major society, corporate and community venues all over the city of Mississauga and the surrounding areas, and gained a superb reputation for their amazing Chinese traditional dances, folk music and unequalled entertainment.
www.mca.ca

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MISSISSAUGA CHINESE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
1550 South Gateway Road, Unit 223,
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5G6
Tel: 905-625-6222 Fax:905-625-6225
Email: mcba@mcba-canada.com
The Mississauga Chinese Business Association was founded in November 1991. Through UNITY and CO-OPERATION, the Association has built up a solid foundation and has provided excellent opportunities to the Chinese business community to share their insight, thoughts and ideas. It is believed that the Association has achieved its goals in serving as a bridge between our members, local business groups and ultimately in working towards a stronger Canada.
www.mcba-canada.com

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MISSISSAUGA ITALIAN CANADIAN BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION (MICBA)
Founded in 1986, the Mississauga Italian Canadian Benevolent Association (MICBA) has enjoyed being a leader among housing, social services and Long Term Care. Its mandate is to provide a better quality of life to citizens of this country regardless of their nationality. This is accomplished by retaining our Italian cultural background through the development and implementation of support services and programs designed to assist individuals and their families in their everyday lives.
MICBA has developed several non-profit services which include housing that cares for 133 families, a 60-unit senior’s residence, and a licensed daycare for 85 full-time children, a 160 bed Long Term Care Home and social services office INAS for Pensions.
www.micba.com.

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PEOPLE OF MOTHERLAND
A recognized leader in cultural and socio-economic development, People of Motherland works for the promotion of African culture and arts at the regional, national and international level. While promoting African culture and arts and cooperating with other organizations, People of Motherland actively contributes to the vitality of the African-Canadian community.
www.peoplesmotherland.com

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PORTUGUESE CANADIAN HISTORY PROJECT
Since 2008, the Portuguese Canadian History Project has worked towards preserving the collective memory of Portuguese Canadians and democratizing access to historical knowledge. It has done so by locating and transferring archival records to the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (York University Libraries), and producing public history initiatives and digital humanities resources.
Please follow us on Twitter: @PCHP_PHLC
http://archives.library.yorku.ca/pchp/

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PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF MISSISSAUGA INC.
The Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga Inc., is a non-profit organization, consisting of volunteers, established in 1974 with a mandate to promote social, cultural and recreational activities, preservation and development of Portuguese culture, teach the Portuguese language, literature, geography and history, promote good citizenship and integration in mainstream society, promote youth activities, promote tolerance and understanding and to participate in general community activities for the benefit of society in general.
http://pccmississauga.yolasite.com

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PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CENTRE OF MISSISSAUGA YOUTH (THE YOUTH GROUP OF THE PCCM)
The Youth Group of the PCCM is an active group welcoming youth from all over the GTA, to continue and promote activities within the Portuguese community.
The Youth Group volunteers occasionally on weekend events to help serve dinner and manage the logistics behind an event with dinner for 600 people. The cultural centre is a volunteer organization, and our youth group will be the next generation to keep the flame lit.
Our Youth group is a large part of the Folklore Dance Group that also participates at our centre. The Youth Group plays a large part in the involvement of dancing, or being a part of the live musical band that we have at each performance.
Our Youth Group organizes outings to Canada’s Wonderland and places to enjoy family time, and in end to bring the community closer together. We are happy to include all friends of our community to get involved and be interested in a culture that sailed on a boat to explore 2/3 of the world. We are proud to be portuguese!!!
http://pccmississauga.yolasite.com

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VIVA BRASIL INTEGRATION
Viva Brasil Integration is an independent non-profit organization serving to integrate Brazilians into Canadian communities through services such as: job placement assistance (writing resumes and cover letters, job searches, interview skills, etc.), one-on-one counselling, information and referral services, assistance in completion of official forms (OHIP, SIN, etc.) and networking.
www.facebook.com/VBIntegration
www.brazilcarassauga.ca

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