WHO WE ARE?

   We are the Venezuelan Engagement Foundation Group, charitable No: 501(c)(3), formed by several not-for-profit organizations, connected to help different regions around the world. In spite of our short existence, we already count with over 500 volunteers, in cities in the United States, Canada, Spain, Greece, Peru, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela, who work to help the most communities in need.

  In Canada, we work through the Canadian Venezuelan Engagement Foundation (CVEF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered as a not-for-profit corporation as well, and in the process of being granted Charity qualification.

General Objetive

 

To be an accompanying body for refugees and immigrants newly arrived in Quebec with a precarious economic condition in their process of establishment and integration into Canadian society.

Specific Objetive

 

Assist new refugees and immigrants in their settlement, Immigration, Integration and work processes in the first years of their stay in Quebec, through the assessment of their needs, in order to offer them support and propose solutions adapted to these needs. 

MISION

We are a not-for-profit NGO with more than 500 volunteers, our mission is to:

  • Provide education, counselling and other support services for immigrants and refugees in need, including assistance in immigration procedures, job search programs, and information programs on Canadian culture and life.
     

  • Relieve proverty by providing food and other basic necessities to individuals and families in need in Canada and Venezuela.
     

  • Advance education by providing English language courses to children in Venezuela.

Team

     Our team of facilitators are men and women interested in accompanying and supporting newcomers. They assess the needs of each person or family group and do what is necessary, in order to offer them support and propose solutions adapted to their needs in their integration and adaptation processes. Thanks to the cultural diversity of the team, the services are offered in English, French and Spanish.

 

Organizative Structure


CVEF for this program has coordinators and their respective assistants who work hand in hand with volunteers currently linked to the foundation (Approximately 200 people) in Quebec. Apart from that, CVEF uses the collaborative relationships it has with other organizations, local associations, of friends in Quebec to materialize the aid with excellence.

Gabi J. Garcia

Mrs. Garcia born in Caracas, Venezuela. She obtained a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from Universidad Simon Bolivar in 1990. She worked as an Architect & President in her own Firm for more than 20 years.

For many years she volunteer with many humanitarian projects in Venezuela.  She worked as a part of the community team as a coordinator in several local and national elections for more than 30 years. 

 

Currently she is living in Canada with her family, where combines her activities as a Executive VicePresident of Venezuelan Engagement Foundation with her role as a World Jurist Association Delegate for UNICEF, in order to organize and impulse Humanitarian Aid Programs to the people in need.   

 

ggarcia@engagementfound.org

Ph. +1 (305) 5631435 

Executive President & Co-Founder

Kendry S. Naranjo

Graduated as Mechanical Engineer from Universidad Politecnica Antonio Jose de Sucre (UNEXPO), by its acronym in the Spanish language), Vice Rectorate Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. She has a specialization in Mechanical Engineering in Process Plants at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas.

 

She worked at Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) for 9 years in the area of Gas Plants and Production Water Engineering. She moved to Bogota in 2014, where she worked for Cameron Colombia LTD, she was the Sales Manager for South America's Services. She has lived in Montreal since 2016 with her family.

 

She joined this Foundation as a volunteer in December 2017, and she is the present Coordinator of the Food Program for Venezuela. 

Knaranjo@engagementfound.org

+1 (438) 9218277

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VEFG Executive Director

Glenie Salazar

She graduated in the area of ​​marketing management from the University College of Caracas, worked for Elizabeth Rossi and associates, the Telares Maracay Group and Empresas Polar in the area of ​​market studies and marketing.

 

He studied three years of Social Work at the renowned Central University of Venezuela until he decided to move to Canada in 1994, where he has taken certificates in the French and English languages ​​at the University of Quebec à Montreal. 

 

Since her arrival in Canada, she has participated as a volunteer in various agencies and programs aimed at the integration and assistance of immigrants, children and at-risk youth.

gsalazar@engagementfound.org

+1 (514) 5596829

CVEF Executive Director

Rocio Angulo

Immigration Coordinator

Patricia Viera

Coordinator at immigration

Marta Lucia Pijaron

Logistics Coordinator

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