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The OCCA Communities Association is incorporated under BC Society Act on November 4, 2010 and registered with Revenue Canada as a Charity Organization on Sep.21, 2011.

Mission & Vision

Our goal is to promote the mutual understanding, respect, and acceptance among diverse communities in the Okanagan, to build partnerships with all levels of governments and, to encourage and facilitate the full participation of immigrants and descendants in the social, cultural and economic life of the Okanagan region.

We will reach our goal via (the Purpose of Society when registered as a Canadian charity organization):

  1. To develop, promote and increase the public appreciation of Canadian multi-cultures and history by providing seminars and celebrations.
  2. To provide services to new immigrants in need, such as language training, job placement and translation services for medical, legal and other appointment.
  3. To provide educational programs to youth to teach them about traditions and ethnic heritage of Canadian and immigrants.

Board of Directors and Officers 2020

Ling Fu 傅玲, President

Changxiang Yan (John) 严长祥, Vice President

Miao Jiang (Christina) 江淼, Treasurer

Jianxia Yang (Michelle) 杨建霞, Secretary

Yong Gao 高永, Children Program Director

Vicky Chan, Art Director

Larry Lin 林忠浩, Director

Norman Luo 羅錳鎳, Director

Hua Meng 孟骅, General Administrator



The annual membership dues are $20/family and $10/individual.

Members can participate many of the OCCA activities free of charge or at discounted rates although the OCCA Communities Association activities and services open to general public.

Members must be age 16 or older. Participants of children activities (at free or discounted rate) require family membership.

Member renewal and renew services are offered at all OCCA Communities Association events and activity sites. For new member application, click here to download a member application form or pick up a printed blank form at the OCCA Communities Association operation site 1462 Inkar Road. Completed application can be emailed to or dropped in the mail box at Inkar site. Application is not required for renewing membership.