Malayalee Cultural Association of Calgary (MCAC) is the only organization that brings together all the Malayalees settled in Calgary since its inception in April 1986. The history of oneness amongst Calgary Malayalees but date back to the 60s when the first families started to settle in this part of Canada.
MCAC’s goals and objectives were to engage in activities that promote understanding, appreciation and respect for being Malayalees; transmit knowledge of our culture, values, tradition and festivals to our youngsters and others with whom we share this city and country; encourage our members, especially our youngsters, to develop their talents and to appreciate and support their educational and extra-curricular achievements; create a sense of enjoyment and community feeling among us; and develop mutual understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
MCAC also leads and assists in many fundraising activities especially supporting families that faces any misfortunes or losses. The fundraising efforts by Association during the Kerala Flood Relief is another prime example of the high spirits shown by the Calgary Malayalees. Association also provides support to local charities, as well as help to newcomers to Canada with special seminars organized along with sponsors.