What We Do
HUGGS Canada is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with an office in North Vancouver.
It is led by the volunteer Board of Directors which is responsible for the governance, strategic direction and management of the charity. Three Board Committees with responsibility for the Education Program, Events and Fundraising and Governance and Finance, lead the development and implementation of activities in India and Canada and work with the Manager in Canada and team in India.
HUGGS Canada is a registered Canadian charity, empowering youth through education in South East India. HUGGS focuses on promising young people who have the ability to excel in education, but are without the resources to study beyond Grade 10.
Thanks to our generous donors, we sponsor young people in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), to complete their secondary and post-secondary education. Students are selected based on financial need, academic ability and family encouragement.
Today more than 30 HUGGS graduates are working in their communities in careers including nursing, teaching, engineering, finance and computing.