Newah Society of Calgary

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • women

we need help with:

  • conservation
  • education
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • heritage
  • mental health
non profit
indigenous led

Newah Society of Calgary (NSC) is a community-based non-profit organization established in Calgary in 2021 to promote the Newah cultures, traditions, and heritages in the community as a vibrant and harmonious component of The City of Calgary’s diverse and multicultural communities. Newah, an ethnic group in Nepal and indigenous population originated in the capital city of Kathmandu. NSC always aspires to achieve its goals as per its objectives like promoting, preserving, educating, transferring, and revitalizing the Nepalbhasa (Newah Language), Newah cultures, traditions, and heritages, maintaining the Si Bicha (rituals associated with death) Guthi System, developing networking, leadership & capacity building, and participating in community development and other humanitarian activities.
The main activities that NSC was involved in were running Nepalbhasa class, publishing newsletters and pamphlets, participating in social well-being activities, joining capacity & skills development programs, celebrating cultural ceremonies, festivals & rituals, establishing Si Bicha (ritual associated with death) Guthi, and social gatherings for community building.

NSC is looking for funds for conducting the following upcoming activities in 2024:
• Nepalbhasa (Newah language) class,
• Orientations and mentorship for newcomers,
• Cultural life events like Ihi (Bel Bibah), Barah (Gufa), Kayatapuja (Bratbandhan), Janku (Bhimarohan) etc.,
• Promote, and educate Newah cultures, traditions, and heritages activities,
o Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization of human and social development activities,
• Production of Informational, Educational and Communicational (IEC) materials to generate knowledge, skills, ideas etc.

Programs Impact in Multicultural Community:
• Sustain cultural norms, values, and ideas by promoting, educating, and transferring to the new generation and Calgary’s like-minded residents,
• Develop capacity, knowledge, and skills, and inform community members and newcomers about services that are accessible. This service is supported by the City of Calgary, the
Alberta Government, and charitable, non-profit organizations, stakeholders etc.
• Construct a stunning arena to showcase your talent, aptitude, expertise, and knowledge of human and social development initiatives.
• Encourage and empower volunteers and ethnic groups to raise awareness, facilitate communication, and mobilize support for the preservation of their cultures.

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Contact Info

Hemanta Maharjan


(403) 690-2559


More Info

Nonprofit Number: #5023195299

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