Establecida en 1996 por un grupo de líderes hispanos del Consejo del desarrollo social de Ajax-Pickering, la Alianza Hispano-Canadiense de Ontario es una institución sin fines de lucro dirigida por una junta directiva que trabaja de manera voluntaria.
En 2020 la AHCO finalmente abre su primera cede de información para la comunidad Hispana en Durham. La oficina esta ubicada en 123 Athol Street, Whitby.
Preservar, fortalecer y difundir la cultura hispanoamericana en la región de Durham, a través de eventos sociales, culturales y educativos.
Ser reconocida como una organización comunitaria generadora de servicios, programas y apoyo social para el mejor asentamiento de los hispanos en Canada.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
I would like to wish you and your loved ones a most prosperous, healthy and successful year 2020!
This past December, I was re-elected as the President of the Alliance and I thank you all for the opportunity to keep serving our community.
First of all, I wanted to share that after 24 years, the Alliance has a home!!!
We have opened an office at 123 Athol Street in Whitby. At this time we are not open to the public until we are all settled but we hope that in a couple of months we will open on a part time basis.
Last year, the Alliance took on a new and fresh approach to what we needed to do to help our community. We slowly are changing the purpose of the organization from a “Social Club” to a more serious and recognized organization amongst other local Community organizations.
A new place come with obligations and responsibilities, one of them is how can we help our community? We have studied and recognized a few issues where we can be of help and a physical location will help remedy some of the difficulties our community faces.
The Hispanic demographic is growing at a fast rate as many are looking for more reasonable housing in the Durham Region. Also the number of Latin migrant workers is growing.
Both of these sectors are looking for a central point where they can find information about community services that can help them. Anywhere from looking for a hairdresser to how or where to apply for a driver’s licence.
This is where we come in, we hope that our new office will become the hub for all information related to our community.
To get all this information we come to you, we need to gather all the information available regarding businesses or services in the Durham region that has a Spanish speaking person. Like I said, from hairdressers to doctors, lawyers, and even local community organizations. If you have a contact we want to know about them (with their approval of course).
Some of the other services that we will be able to provide (for a small fee or donation) will be:
- English classes
- Individual tutoring (English, Spanish, Math, French, etc.)
- Legal advice
- Financial advice
- Income Tax clinics for low income individuals
- Peer therapy
As you can see, these are not small tasks to accomplish and the board can not and should not do this by ourselves. WE NEED HELP!
We will have a volunteer information session in the next couple of weeks and we can tell you where we need help. This volunteer work can be used in your resume as experience and we can provide you with the proper letters. Also they count as high school volunteer hours.
If you would like to coordinate a specific program or event, please let us know and we will bring it to the board for consideration. Examples: children’s folk dance, zumba, book club, seniors game night, etc.
As we look ahead, we are so excited for the future of the organization and our new place!
We will be posting hours of operation soon and we hope you can come and say hi. We will be happy to see you again or to meet you for the first time!
Note: The AHCO is run solely on volunteers and fundraising activities.
CONOZCA A LOS MIEMBROS DE LA
"Continuamos trabajando con dedicación para llevar adelante la visión, misión y valores que nos hemos propuesto alcanzar en el 2020"