Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia

Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia CYMA is a Canadian, volunteer led humanitarian and exchange program focused on redevelopment, community projects, and humanitarian aid distribution, student exchange. CYMA was founded in late 1992 through the collaboration between Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, then primate of the Canadian Diocese and university student Ronald Alepian. In Armenia, CYMA program includes a children´s workshop, distribution of humanitarian aid and local community visitations. Every summer the participants live with local families to develop and strengthen the emotional and spiritual bond between Armenian youth, as well as Canada and Armenia Also, during their stay they have the opportunity to visit historical sites and monuments. Canadian Youth Mission to Armenia LEGACY 1993 Built a school in Ararat 1994 Renovated a seminary and an adjacent church in Harich 1995 Renovated “Nor Tbrots” school in Ararat 1996 Renovated “Megheti” children’s day campus in Dilijan 1997 Day Camp for 200 orphans in Dzaghgatsor 1998 Renovated Khor Virab & conducted day camps in Ararat 1999 Renovated Dzaghgatsor orphanage 2000 Renovated school in Aradashen 2001 Youth Pilgrimage commemorating 1700th Anniversary of Christianity 2002 Continued renovations of school in Aradashen 2003 Renovation of a kindergarten in Taleen 2004 Many Hands, One Heart! Saghmosavank 2005 Building our Future! Renovation of Christian Education Center in Armavir 2006 Renovation of a kindergarten in the village of Aradashen 2007 Extend Your Hand Expend Your Family: Renovation of St. Nshan Church in Armavir 2008 Oshagan Village 2009 Oshagan Village 2010 Geghadir Village Renovation of the school 2012 Geghadir Village continuing the Renovation of the school 2013 Geghadir Village Renovation of the Sunday school building For more information please call 514-276-9479 Diocese of the Armenian Church of Canada 615, Stuart Outremont, QC, Canada H2V 3H2  

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