Pakistan-Canada Association is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1963 by the late Riasat Ali Khan. We are the oldest Pakistani organization in Canada and founders of the first mosque, Al-Jamia Masjid Vancouver, in Western Canada.
Our mandate is to celebrate, preserve and promote the cultural and religious identity of Pakistan while being positive contributors to the multicultural mosaic of Canada. We celebrate 5 major events during the year: Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Republic Day of Pakistan, Independence Day of Pakistan and Canada Day. In addition to organizing events we also aid new immigrants settle in the lower mainland and provide educational and volunteer opportunities for Pakistani-Canadian youth.
In addition to Vancouver Jamia Masjid, PCA also owns a community center, Pakistan House, in Surrey, British Columbia. We continue to strive to best serve Pakistani-Canadians while evolving and innovating to stay current and progressive.