• Kashmiri Overseas Association of Canada

About Us

Welcome to Kashmiri Overseas Association of Canada

The Kashmiri Overseas Association Canada(KOAC) is a Canada based socio-cultural organization primarily focused on uniting the entire Kashmiri Pandit diaspora in Canada and providing a platform for social and cultural meets for the community members.

We are the association of all people who hail from Kashmir.

KOAC provides a platform to all displaced Kashmiri Pandits residing in Canada to meet, network and establish a support system. It also provides an outlet for the continuation of their cultural heritage and integration with other displaced and migrated Kashmiri Pandits still living in India or elsewhere.

Come, let us pray that peace returns to the land of Shiva, of Shankaracharya, of Lalla Ded and of Reshipeer.

Asi chhu Tarun Kasheer.

Kashmiri Pandits shall return to their Kashmir.

Jai Ma'j Kasheer!

Jai Ma Sharika!

MISSION

To perpetuate, preserve and maintain the heritage of Kashmiri Pandits. The mission of the Kashmiri Overseas Association of Canada is to promote the social,cultural and ethnic heritage of Kashmiri Pandits living in Canada.Our goal is to educate our kids, youth and adults about tenets,doctrines, observances and traditions associated with Kashmiri culture. Provide an excellent platform for the new generation kids to learn about Kashmiri culture, traditions, and beliefs as the Organization's future will lie in these responsible young hands. KOAC organizes regular get-together, cultural event sand fundraising events to accomplish this goal. Assist the new immigrants in their settlement to this beautiful country by helping them job search, mentoring, adapting the Canadian way of life and any other support. Build programs and initiatives and provide platform for community members to learn, grow and foster.

VISION

To inculcate and maintain a forum for Kashmiri Pandits in Canada to come together to celebrate, preserve and promote the rich traditions and cultural values of Kashmir. KOAC strives to be a propeller of social learning that caters to the community's spiritual, cultural, physical and humanitarian needs.