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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

Edo Friends of BC Association

in

2006

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Facts about edo friends of bc association

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

Our Position

Annual General Meeting

by President Osakue Ukponrefe


Edo friends fed govt

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

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

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

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 services1

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

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

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 activities1

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

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

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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