- Founded: 1980.
- Currently has 11 member associations: Vietnamese communities in Halifax, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
- Sponsored about 1,000 Vietnamese refugees under the threat of forcible repatriation in Asia: 1988-1992.
- 1995: Built the Vietnamese Commemorative Monument in Ottawa, with the Refugee mother and child statue.
- 2005: Launched the Vietnamese Boat People Museum Project.
- 2007-2009: Sponsored, under the Freedom at Last Project, 275 Vietnamese refugees who were stranded in the Philippines for almost 20 years.
- 2011: Joined US-based Boat People SOS (BPSOS) and other international organizations in the Coalition to Abolish Modern Day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) to provide support to Vietnamese migrant workers, brides of foreign men, and refugees in Southeast Asia who are not helped by the Vietnamese Communist government.
- 2010-2013: Undertakes the project Investing in Youth Today for a Better Community Tomorrow, partly financed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, to build the Vietnamese Youth Mentorship Network with the purpose of helping Vietnamese youths draw encouragement, strength, and educational and professional advices from their peers and elders across Canada.
- Works with member associations in the development and preservation of Vietnamese culture and to contribute to the enrichment of the Canadian cultural mosaic through Vietnamese language schools, artistic performances, and most recently the activities of the Asian Heritage Month.
- Continues to stand up against violations of human rights in Vietnam with testimonies on Parliament Hill, open letters published widely in Canada, and briefing documents prepared for Canadian politicians’ meetings with their Vietnamese counterparts.
Vietnamese Canadian Federation
2476 Regatta Ave.
Ottawa, ON K2J 5V6 CANADA
Tel.: (788) 708-0876 – Fax: (708) 425-0799
Websites: www.vietboatpeoplemuseum.ca | www.vietfederation.ca