Contact Us

  • Downtown office

  • 1364 Dundas Street West
  • Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1Y2. Map
  • T: (416) 536-3611
  • F: (416) 536-8364
  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
  • North York office

  • 3585 Keele Street, Unit 13
  • North York, Ontario, M3J 3H5. Map
  • T: (416) 636-8887
  • F: (416) 636-8178
  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

About VAT

Founded in 1972, the Vietnamese Association, Toronto (VAT) developed from a volunteer-based socialization group to a non-profit multi-service agency.

History of the Vietnamese community in Toronto

A short history of VAT

Download "A short history of VAT" here

Board and Administration

Incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit and charitable organization, VAT is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors whose members are elected from membership at an annual general assembly.

Mission Statement

To provide settlement and adaptation services to newcomers and help them integrate and participate successfully in Canadian society.

To promote mutual understanding, tolerance and racial harmony among ethno-cultural communities.

To work for the promotion and preservation of the Vietnamese heritage and culture, and for the enrichment of multiculturalism in Canada.


To provide education, counselling and other support services, including language instruction, scholarships, employment training, job search programs, translation service and information programs on Canadian culture and life.

To establish, maintain and operate an employment training center. This includes providing assistance in job search, resume writing and interview preparation.

To provide workshop and seminars on health, social and economic issues that affect the community. These issues include but are not limited to access to government income assistance programs, women's health, domestic abuse and gambling addiction.

VAT are members of:

1. Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF)

2. Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

3. Canadian Multicultural Council - Asians in Ontario

VAT Annual Report 2012 - 2013‏

Annual report can be downloaded here

VAT Annual Report 2013 - 2014‏

Annual report can be downloaded here

VAT Annual Report 2014 - 2015

Annual report can be downloaded here

VAT Annual Report 2015 - 2016

Annual report can be downloaded here

VAT Annual Report 2016 - 2017

Annual report can be downloaded here

VAT Financial Statement‏

Financial Statement can be downloaded here


Board of Directors


Kien Le, M.D.

Vice President / Internal

Thanh Nguyen

Vice President / External

Duy Nguyen


Ha Nguyen

General Secretary

Tan Nguyen

Other Members of Board of Directors

Hung Vu

Lisa Dietrich

Khiet Nguyen

Honorary Members

Howard Adelman

Frank Archibald

John W. Craig

M. R. (Peggy) MacKenzie

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