About MAC

Manipuri Association of Canada (MAC) is a non-political, non-religious and not-for-profit organization established with an objective of protecting the general interest of the peoples of Manipuri origin living in Canada and elsewhere in the world and to foster unity and collective growth among members of their community in Canada.

The history of Manipuri immigrants in Canada is only about two decades old. The population though small is steadily growing into a vibrant community in Canada. MAC was formed out of an idea spurred into action by a spontaneous response from a large number of Manipuris living all over Canada to an opinion survey initiated by a small group in the month of April 2010. The activity culminated in a Grand Convention in Montreal during September 4-5, 2010 in which Manipuris from all over Canada participated.

The Organization came into existence during the convention by a unanimous decision of the General Body with the finalization of its Objectives and appointment of its Directors and Office Bearers.

Any Manipuri eighteen years of age, currently a resident of Canada on permanent or temporary basis and who subscribes to the aims and objectives of MAC can become a member of the organization.

Any individual from anywhere in the world that connects himself or herself to the land, people and culture of Manipur in India for identity and beliefs irrespective of caste, creed or religion will qualify as a Manipuri for the purpose of membership.

MAC has already identified some community actions and projects for implementation. MAC will always endeavour to connect Manipuris in Canada with peoples and organizations in Canada and the world to promote peace, harmony and social progress.