The AHEPA Family Charitable Foundation of Canada (formerly the Canadian Order of AHEPA) was incorporated under the Federal Letters of Patent on May 2, 1983, to act as the coordinating body of the charitable works of the Order of AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena in Canada (collectively, the AHEPA Family). The Foundation qualifies for and has been approved by Revenue Canada for tax exempt status as a Registered Charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
The Foundation, approved by both the Supreme Lodge of the Order of AHEPA and the Supreme Convention, was conceived to function as an Organization under which Chapters and Districts from the Canadian Jurisdiction of the Order of AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope can legitimately use the status of the Income Tax Act (Canada) to carry out their charitable, education and philanthropic works.
About AHEPA FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION OF CANADA
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is one of the largest Hellenic heritage groups in the world and is a major community service organization in North America. Included in the AHEPA Family is the women's group, Daughters of Penelope; the Sons of Pericles (the junior order of AHEPA); and the Maids of Athena (the junior order of the Daughters of Penelope). While founded in the United States in 1922, the AHEPA organization has branched out to include chapters throughout Canada, Greece, Cyprus, New Zealand and Australia.