Getting to Know Us –

The Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association (WCCA) is registered as a non-profit, non-religious, and non-political entity in Ontario, Canada. With the motto of “Together. Better.[1]” WCCA is committed to promoting multiculturalism and prosperity, serving the local Chinese community, and advocating for the interests of the Chinese community in the region. Over the past decades, it has grown significantly and has become the largest and most influential Chinese community organization in the Waterloo region.

Our Purpose and Goals –

A prosperous and supportive community where members inspire each other. Harmony, inclusiveness, resilience, and caring are core values that enable each member to fulfill their potential while respecting cultural traditions and promoting unity across generations.

  1. Community Service: Dedicating to serving the Chinese community, actively advocating for community interests, and promoting cultural diversity.
  2. Enriching Lives: Organizing various cultural and recreational activities to enhance the happiness of Chinese Canadians.
  3. Nurturing Development: Supporting members’ professional growth and expanding opportunities for future development.
  4. Empowering the Future: Guiding and supporting new immigrants and youth in thriving in Canadian society.
  5. Promoting Culture: Organizing events and initiating initiatives to promote the development of Chinese culture.
  6. Contributing to Society: Strengthening the Chinese community’s contribution to society through cooperation and social responsibility.

Our Journey Unveiled –

The Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association (WCCA) was established in 2002 and was initially named the Chinese Professional Association of Canada’s Tri-Cities Chapter (CPACTT). It was officially registered as the Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Friendship Association in 2007 and was renamed the Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association in 2019. Over the past two decades, WCCA has experienced significant growth, becoming the largest Chinese association in the region, thanks to the dedication of numerous volunteers and generous support from sponsors, donors, and government levels.

WCCA has established a robust platform in the region, providing services to its members and the community. People of all ages actively participate in WCCA-organized activities, including club activities in seventeen clubs and two committees, as well as major annual events such as the Spring Fair, Summer Cultural Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and Chinese New Year celebration. The clubs have been praised for participating in local multicultural activities and visiting local nursing homes.

Since its inception, giving back to the community has been a core commitment of WCCA. The association has organized several successful food donation events for local food banks. In 2016, funds were raised for the Canadian Red Cross following the Alberta wildfires. In 2017, members participated in a charity walk to raise funds for St. Mary’s Hospital. During the three-year COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2022, WCCA and its members delivered and provided personal protective equipment to isolated individuals, seniors, and frontline healthcare workers. WCCA also raised funds to support three local hospitals in response to the pandemic. In 2023, WCCA partnered with the Grand River Hospital Foundation to launch a fundraising campaign, selling T-shirts featuring the special edition “Care Never Stops” slogan, with all proceeds donated to the foundation, demonstrating the association’s continued commitment to community welfare and support.

WCCA dedicates itself to serving the Chinese community and collaborating with all stakeholders within and outside the community to create a more prosperous, inclusive, and harmonious society. 

 [1]In 2018, the Waterloo Region Chinese Canadian Association (WCCA) adopted the motto “Together. Better.” This brief phrase encapsulates WCCA’s vision of unity and collaboration, inspiring members to work collectively toward positive change and growth within the community. Since its adoption, “Together. Better.” has been a guiding principle, fostering a sense of solidarity among members and driving WCCA’s initiatives to create a more harmonious and prosperous society.

  • Board of Directors
    Our Board of Directors The WCCA Board consists of former and current WCCA presidents. They have made significant contributions to the association in the past and present, accumulating rich experience. Mr. FU Liping and Mr. …
  • Emergency Response Committee
    The WCCA Emergency Response Committee (ERC), also known as the SOS Team, was established in early February 2020, during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main function of the ERC is to maintain …
  • Government Funding
    WCCA Proudly Acknowledges Fundings from the Following Government Bodies –
  • Health Committee
    WCCA Health Committee was established on December 20, 2018. Led by Dr. Qi Wang the Health Committee is joint by a small group of enthusiastic local medical professionals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WCCA Health …
  • Higher Education Scholars Council
    The Higher Education Scholars Council (HESC) of the WCCA is aimed at serving the Chinese Canadian community in the Waterloo Region through educational knowledge and information sharing activities. Specifically, the HESC offers lectures, seminars, Q&A …
  • Membership and Benefits
    WCCA Membership Benefits Priority access to various WCCA clubs, including badminton, volleyball, basketball, bridge, soccer, tai chi, golf, philharmonic choir and many more WCCA’s highly active clubs. You will enjoy activities meticulously planned and organized …