In the year 2000, an 'Outreach Committee' of  the Club was established, then later changed to 'Asociación Caritiva Canadiense'

                       
                          

           
Vision: Every child shall have a clean, healthy
          and safe environment in which to learn and grow
.
    

    Mission: To facilitate sustainable improvements in the infrastructure of primary schools in Costa Rica.

 

   Approach: To improve the ability of staff and school boards to access funds for infrastructure improvements.

To use ACC funds to provide training and leverage funding from other sources.

To develop teams of a minimum of one Costa Rican and one International to visit communities who have asked for assistance. These teams will organize meetings between Principals and Boards, Municipal Officials and local businesses. Lessons learned in other schools will be shared. These teams will be subsidized, when necessary, with gas mileage,  meals and overnight accommodation.

Canada Fund For Local Inniatives:

In support of  the ACC and our fund-raising activities, the Canadian Embassy through the Canada Fund For Local Initiatives donated more than one dollar

for every dollar raised by ACC and the Canadian Club.



Since 2000, this partnership has resulted in donations            to the Costa Rican community totalling  more than     $300,000 has trained over 100 school boards members       and principals, and provided direct funding for        infrastructure improvement for over 80 schools.


Schools in Costa Rica are now receiving better funding
for maintenance from the government, due in part to our e
fforts of 16 years to raise awareness within the bureaucracy of the need for better access to and
management of funds
for this purpose. Therefor in 2016, the members of the Asociatíon Caritiva Canadiense felt their job was successfully accomplished and the ACC was dissolved.