We are an organization that fosters education, communication, and cooperation between Hellenic Canadians and other ethnic groups, and promotes the development of just and equitable policies and legislation concerning all citizens. The Congress encourages and promotes the retention and development of Hellenism in British Columbia within the multicultural context of Canada.
Over the years, the Hellenic Canadian Congress has achieved its goals by establishing, promoting, and organizing a number of educational, cultural, social, and political projects and activities. The B.C. Congress is a member of the national Canadian Hellenic Congress which is an umbrella organization representing in Canada and the 350,000 Greeks across Canada and a participatory member of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE).
The Congress was established under the Canada Corporations Act and is continued under the authority of the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act.
On November 27, 2018, the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC hosted an Annual General Meeting and elections for the years 2019-2020. The elected members are:
On December 5, 2018, the elected board members of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC had their first meeting and elected the executive positions. Listed below are the positions and elected members.
President: George Diamantopoulos
Vice President: Stavros Nicolinas
Secretary General: Gianna Gillales
Deputy Secretary General: Elissa Roussanidis
Treasurer: Tom Ikonomou
Public Relations: Despina Frangolias
Finance: Tom Ikonomou (Treasurer)
Membership: Gianna Gillales (Secretary General)
Policy & Planning: Despina Frangolias
President: Apollo Catevatis
Vice President: Mathew Bakatsis
Second Vice President: Stavros Nicolinas
Secretary-General: Elizabeth Contarini
Deputy Secretary-General: Jason Dascal
Treasurer: Rania Hatzioannou
Deputy Treasurer: Dimitris Vavlekas
Public Relations Committee Chair: Nick Panos
Finance Committee Chair: Rania Hatzioannou
Membership Committee Chair: Elizabeth Kontarinis
Policy and Planning Committee Chair: Daisy Frangolias
All Board Memebers
Apollo Catevatis, Christos Papagiannis, Dimitris Vavlekas, Daisy Frangolias
Effie Kerasiotis, Elizabeth Contarini, George Diamantopoulos
George Tsoukalas, Iraklis Kallergis, Jason Dascal, John Kapernekas
Kostas Giannopoulos, Kostas Nikolaou, Marinos Anagnostopoulos
Mathew Bakatsis, Michael Kontogeorgiou, Mike Georgeopoulos
Nick Panos, Perry Askounis, Peter Capadouca
Rania Hatzioannou, Stavros Nicolinas