ABOUT BAREV CENTRE
The Canadian Armenian Community Services Centre, which is also known as Barev Centre is a non-profit organization, founded by Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, the Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Church. It sees to serve the educational, cultural and social needs of the vibrant Canadian-Armenian community.
It is the over-arching organization that brings together sub-organizations and groups that all share the same mission, vision, and values as Barev Centre. They include: St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Armenian Saturday School, Sassoun Dance Ensemble, Barev Youth, Lousapem Theatre Group, Barev Open Golf Committee, Walk-a-thon, and many more.
The Centre's missions are to:
Serve Canadian Armenians to connect with their roots and strengthen their sense of identity through cultural, educational and social programming.
Foster an environment that connects Canadian Armenians to each other, their communities as well as public and private sectors partners.
Enrich the experience of communities by creating opportunities for cultural learning and growth.
Inspire a movement to reinforce the cultural identity and impact of Canadian Armenians.
Create synergies with people and organizations across Canada and Armenia to leverage successful strategies and build stronger community ties.
The individuals that make up Barev Centre's Executive Board are devoted to ensuring the missions of the Centre are met. The members are:
President: Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian
Chair: Armineh Boyadjian
Vice-Chair/Secretary: Sarah Shahmouradyan
Treasurer/Director of Mass Media: Vahe Kandaharian
Director of Youth Outreach: Sevag Avakian
Director of Culture & Social: Ani Sarvarian
Director of Social Media Avak Garibyan
In its future, Barev Centre will see to open up chapters across Canada to better serve the Armenian diaspora population.
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