Ethiopians started to arrive in BC as early as the 1940s, mostly students. The 1970s and 80s, several Ethiopians were residing in Metro Vancouver. In 1985, Ethiopians in BC gathered and held a fundraiser to help ease the famine that was ravishing their homeland. The Ethiopian Community Association of BC was born soon after.



  • Social Service
  • Youth Link
  • Seniors Club
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Festival Planning
  • Community Gathering



  • Not having a space to conduct its business in an organized fashion
  • Accessing various government grants and funds (projects planned but no fund to implement)
  • Finding youth workers or who could provide workshops and seminars to our youth
  • Finding health workers who could provide health advise to our seniors


Ethiopian Community Association of BC

174 - 2242 Kingsway

Vancouver, BC V5N 5X6



Wubshet Kassa  604-561-3402

Tsigeroman Dejene 604-315-0759

Beza Feleke 604-724-6440

Woinshet Ladessew 778-866-4305

Bisrat Lencha 604-551-8155

Negussie Abera 778-903-1102

Murad Yasin  604-782-7340