We are the Hellenic Canadian Community of York Region (HCCY), a non-profit organization incorporated in 1980 and active in the York Region. The HCCY has a number of objectives including the preservation and fostering of the study and development of the Greek culture and traditions among members of the community. The HCCY celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2015. Please visit our site often for news, recent developments, and information on upcoming events.
The HCCY is managed by a board of directors. The members of the board each serve a three-year term and are eligible for re-election.
Our current executive includes: President - Harris Gratsias, Vice President - Peter Koutsovasilis, Treasurer - Nick Torkos, and Secretary - Andre Tsopelas.
Our Board of Directors include: Christina Vlahakis, Milt Aimoniotis, Michael Papadakis, Sophie Rombos, Rina Natsis, Dimitri Giankoulas, and Irene Kolidas. Membership is open to all individuals with an interest in our organization. Information about joining the HCCY, as well as the Application for Membership, can be accessed at the "Membership" tab above.
For more than three decades the HCCY has been dedicating itself to building up our youth toward higher academic achievement and community excellence through the creation and running of a school which operates on Saturdays, the York Hellenic Educational Society (also known as Hellenic Academy of York or "HAY"). The HAY accepts children ranging in ages from pre-school to Grade 8. These children are taught the Greek language, history, culture, dancing and music and always within the context of Canada. The HAY is a charitable organization and received registered charity status under the Income Tax Act on December 12, 2008. The official registration number assigned by the Canada Revenue Agency to the HAY is 839605755 RR0001. More information, including registration forms for enrolment, can be accessed at the "School" tab above.
Please note that registrations for the Greek school year are still being accepted (subject to spaces available). Please click on the "School" tab for more details.
Should you have any questions about the HCCY and/or HAY or wish to contact us, please click on the "Contact us" tab for email, telephone and mail options.
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