About GCA

The Heart of Gujarat in Ottawa!

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Who We Are?

The Gujarati Cultural Association of Ottawa is a vibrant community that brings together the spirit of Gujarat, India, right here in the capital of Canada. As the sole representative of the Gujarati community in Ottawa, our organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Gujarat.

The Gujarati Cultural Association of Ottawa also understands the importance of supporting the youth and newcomers. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, offering assistance and guidance to those who are embarking on a new chapter in their lives.


  • Promote charity and cultural values by supporting and promoting community work within the Ottawa area
  • Promoting / Supporting educational activities, arts, crafts
  • Promoting / Supporting better health and well-being, yoga and meditation activities
  • Welcoming and help in integrating new immigrants or international students to the region
  • Social leadership development, communications, charity, organizational and other skill building activities
  • To plan, establish, and operate a centre for education, preservation, and advancement of Gujarati language, culture, philosophy, history, religion, and folklore including research and teaching of such subjects.
Cultural Legacy for Tomorrow

Nurturing Heritage, Inspiring Futures

Discover how we're dedicated to preserving the richness of Gujarati heritage while inspiring the generations that follow.

10+ Events Each Year

A vibrant calendar of 10+ annual events, each a celebration of Gujarati culture and community spirit

50+ Volunteers

Fueled by the dedication of 50+ volunteers, our association thrives on the collective passion and commitment of its members

8000+ Attendees

With over 8000 enthusiastic attendees annually, our events resonate with the heartbeats of a thriving community

Serving Since 40+ Years

Proudly serving the community for over 40 years, we stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of Gujarati culture in Ottawa

Founder & Head of School

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Faces Behind the Vision

Introducing Our Esteemed Board of Trustees

Anil Mody
Mahendra Patel
Bimal Vyas
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