The Bosnian Canadian Relief Association is a charitable organization focused on humanitarian efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B & H). The organization was established in 1992 in response to the humanitarian disaster that followed genocidal aggression against the civilian population of B & H.
During the Bosnian war from 1992 to 1995, the BCRA delivered large quantities of much needed food, clothing, medicine and medical equipment directly to the victims of aggression. With the conclusion of hostilities, we continued to aid thousands of people through the sponsorship of orphans, funding of soup kitchens, establishment of an annual Qurbani meat distribution program, and assisting in refugee return and reconstruction efforts.
The BCRA has also participated in global emergency relief projects including help for Indonesia following the 2004 tsunami, Pakistan after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and Gaza following the humanitarian disaster that ensued in January of 2009.
In an effort to contribute to Canada's multicultural society, the BCRA actively seeks to educate and share with Canadians the beauty of Bosnian culture and history. As the official humanitarian organization for the Congress of North American Bosniaks, the BCRA has organized numerous lectures, panel discussions and other events. In turn, our humanitarian efforts have been recognized by organizations and dignitaries from both B & H and Canada.