Nigerian Canadian Association of Calgary (NCAC)

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About Nigerian Canadian Association - Calgary

Who We Are

The Nigerian-Canadian Association of Calgary (NCAC) is a non-profit and non-political association established in January 1993, with it’s center of activities and headquarters based in the NE of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Who We Are

The Nigerian-Canadian Association of Calgary (NCAC) is a non-profit and non-political association established in January 1993, with it’s center of activities and headquarters based in the NE of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

VISION & MISSION

In furtherance of the By-laws of the Nigerian Canadian Association of Calgary (“NCAC”), as amended from time to time, the mission and objectives of NCAC are as follows:

  1. To exhibit and promote, in a discrete, inclusive, peaceful and unobtrusive manner, those aspects of Nigerian culture and heritage that would contribute positively to the Canadian cultural mosaic.
  2. To encourage a positive environment where members of the Association can get together from time to time for social and multicultural engagement, dialogue and interaction.
  3. To provide a cultural connection and identity, as needed, for children of Nigerian parentage and any other person who desires to identify with the Association’s objectives, as more particularly outlined in this Bylaw.
  4. To create a network, and if necessary a platform, for rendering reasonable and lawful assistance, as deemed fit by the Association, to members who may require support from time to time, and to Nigerians arriving newly to Calgary in order to facilitate their transition into the larger Calgary community.
  5. To act as the focal point of a network that would promote social and economic benefit of its members in particular and society in general.
  6. To provide communal leadership and also act as the umbrella organization to duly registered ethnic or professional associations in Calgary of Nigerian heritage or with majority membership of people originally from Nigeria if any such association agrees and accepts to be an affiliate member of NCAC pursuant to this Bylaw.

Social and Multicultural Engagement

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.
On October 1, 1960, Nigeria gained independence from Britain. An all-Nigerian Executive Council was headed by a Prime Minister, Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. On November 16, 1960, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, became the first Governor-General of a Federation of three Regions of the North, East and West, with Lagos as the Federal Capital. Each of the Regions was headed by a Premier with a Governor as Ceremonial Head. On October 1, 1963, Nigeria became a Federal Republic and severed whatever ties were left with the British monarchy, but remained a member in the Commonwealth of Nations. The Governor-General’s position was, therefore, replaced with that of President.
Nigeria is divided into thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory, which are further sub-divided into 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs). The plethora of states, of which there were only three at independence, reflect the country’s tumultuous history and the difficulties of managing such a heterogeneous national entity at all levels of government.

The NCAC By-Law

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