About us:

The GGNC is the first formally registered Nepalese organization of its kind in this region. It is a non-partisan and non-hierarchical not-for-profit community development organization registered with the Service Ontario. We are the first Nepalese Canadian organization that has a good representation of women and the second generation Nepalese Canadians on the Executive Board.

GGNC aims to engage Nepalese communities, volunteers, donors and well-wishers in the promotion of Nepalese language, culture, values, and tradition while integrating with the mainstream Canadian communities. We believe in enhancing multiculturalism through better integration of diaspora communities with the mainstream Canadian society. We value diversity and inclusion.

To achieve our organizational goals, we have two major lines of programming. First, we organize various events, including the celebration of Nepalese festivals, arts, language and cultural training for children, and participation in multicultural events.

Second, we reach out to mainstream communities, we participate in various events. For example, we regularly participate in the Guelph and District Multicultural Festival (GDMF). Nepalese kids from the International Language Program perform award-winning Nepalese folk dances on the stage. We also attend not-for-profit food stall at the festival, which attracts culinary enthusiasts from various walks of life, including those who visited Nepal in the past.  In this process, we successfully mobilized communities across the board, including other South Asian communities and mainstream Canadians.

History

The origin of the Greater Guelph Nepalese Community (GGNC) goes back to 1992 when few Nepalese families made the Greater Guelph Area as their second home. The GGNC defines the Greater Guelph area as the County of Wellington and the Region of Waterloo. Although this name was used by our community to refer to their regional distribution, it remained as an informal network until a formal organization was registered in September 2014.

This process of institutionalization has increased legitimacy and visibility of the organization. Thus, GGNC has become the first formally registered Nepalese organization of its kind in this region. It is a non-partisan and non-hierarchical not-for-profit community development organization registered with the Service Ontario. We are the first Nepalese Canadian organization that has a good representation of women and the second generation Nepalese Canadians on the Executive Board.

 

 

Board of Directors:

                                                   

                           

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Mr. Laxmi Pant

(Right)

Mrs. Renuka Baral

 

 

 

 

Mr. Daya Pokharel                                                             Ms. Upama Poudyal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mr. Dilli Edingo                                                                                               Mr. Prakash Adhikari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Bishnu Pageni Sigdel