NEPOMAK.ca is an organization that was formed to unite the young Cypriots of the diaspora in Canada. The membership consists of young people aged 18-33 from the Cypriot Communities of Canada. In total, nine members were elected to the Board of Directors to serve a two-year term.
Initially started as the Cypriot Youth of Canada (CYOC) and inaugurated on July 6, 2003, the name was changed to NEPOMAK.ca on November 28, 2004 as part of NEPOMAK's Single Global Identity strategy.
Through our programs and events, the youth meets to discuss the issues that are important to them, including language, culture, history, music, and sport - both in a professional and social environment.
The aims of NEPOMAK.ca are as follows:
To preserve the cultural identity of Cypriot youth in Canada
To organize and bring together the young Cypriots of Canada
To promote the culture, heritage and history of Cyprus, and to provide a form of communication to both the Cypriot and non-Cypriot youth throughout Canada
To develop relations with other Cypriot youth communities from both Canada and overseas
To cultivate friendly relations between Cyprus and Canada, encouraging and strengthening cultural, financial and other relations
To promote Cypriot and Canadian humanitarian ideals based on mutual respect for the personal and societal freedoms of the individual and for free expression
To work closely with the Cypriot Federation of Canada and the Cypriot Communities across Canada to achieve the above aims
NEPOMAK.ca works together with its community by collaborating with universities’ and other youth groups’ Greek-Cypriot organizations, and by attending and promoting fundraisers, educational events, and various other social gatherings. We organize social events which include soccer tournaments, bowling, comedy nights, dinners and bouzoukia nights. In addition, we organize educational events which include language and culture programmes in association with the University of Cyprus and Cypriot Government such as our flagship NDCP program.
NEPOMAK.ca is the Canadian member organization to The World Federation of Overseas Youth Cypriots (NEPOMAK). NEPOMAK.ca occupies two seats on the NEPOMAK Executive Committee.
If you are interested in becoming a member of NEPOMAK.ca, visit our Facebook page or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEPOMAK.Canada Board of Directors
Chris Ioannou, President
Nicole Amygdalidis, Vice President
Neophytos Orphanides, Treasurer
Stephanie Amygdalidis, Secretary