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Edo Friends of BC Association. in 2006. Facts About Edo Friends of BC Association. Was Started in 1997 Registered & Incorporated in 1999 with the BC Govt. as a non-profit organization. Annual Budget of about $32,000.00 Membership of 29 strong individuals and families

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Edo Friends of BC Association

in

2006

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Facts About Edo Friends of BC Association

  • Was Started in 1997

  • Registered & Incorporated in 1999 with the BC Govt. as a non-profit organization.

  • Annual Budget of about $32,000.00

  • Membership of 29 strong individuals and families

  • 9 Executive Members

  • Monthly General & Executive Meetings

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Our Position

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo Friends & Fed. Govt.

  • In the process of being registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a Charity Organization.

  • Will be allowed to issue tax receipts for income tax purposes.

  • Will be providing some community service programs on behalf of the Fed. Govt. next year.

  • In partnership with the immigration dept.

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo Friends and BC Govt.

  • In partnership with the Govt. in providing community service to new immigrants.

  • Existing programs funding arrangements with the govt.

  • Provide useful information to the govt. in the areas of planning and implementation of programs

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo Friends & Members

  • Provide

    Sick benefit

    Families unification benefit

    Family member death benefit

    Bus Passes

    Birth benefit

    Others

  • Helped members with both passport renewals and immigration issues.

  • Acted as reference for members in job search, business issues and community character verifications

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Community Services

  • Seminars – By Edo Friends and in conjunction with NCDA

  • Provided New Immigrants

    Bus Passes

    Food & Food Allowances

    Furniture and household items and

    allowances

    Youth Activities funding

    Others

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Community Services

  • EFOBA Magazine

  • Website

  • Use of our Audio Visual Equipment by other non-profit organizations

  • Donations to other non-profit organizations in cash and kind

  • Welcome dinner for new immigrants

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo Friends & Financial Partners

  • Vancity Savings and Credit Union

  • Western Union

  • Princess Beauty Supplies

  • Zowabia African Restaurant

  • BC Govt.

  • Members and their families

  • Community Partners

  • Cultural group

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


2006 Activities

  • Successful Anniversary Party in March

  • Community outreach program started in March

  • Year 2 grant application submitted

  • Application for registration as a charity under income tax act submitted

  • Community outreach dinner was organized

  • Community BBQ event was organized

  • Became a member of Edo National Association and attended both the COP and National Convention

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


2006 Activities

  • Vacant executive office (PRO) was filled

  • Bought computer and projector

  • Set aside $5000 for children educational fund

  • EFOBA Magazine under new editor

  • Facilitated the release of 5 Nigerians from immigration detention

  • Set-up the association’s direct telephone line (604-802-0116)

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo Friends & Future Activities

  • Launching of Edo House in 2007

  • To have a community outreach office and a paid director

  • To organize more seminars for new immigrants

  • To use our tax exempt status with the Federal Govt. to raise more money for the association

  • To expand our new immigrants settlement and integration programs

  • Election of New Executive in March 2007

  • ENA Convention in Seattle - September 2007

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Special Thanks to:

  • The executive members

  • Members of various committees

  • Volunteers

  • Entire membership

  • Financial supporters

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


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