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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.