VCC History

The Vedic Cultural Centre in Markham, Ontario, Canada was established in 1996 by a group of dedicated community members.
It represents the coming together of two organizations, Toronto Arya Samaj and Arya Samaj Markham, which pooled their resources to establish it.
TAS membership is drawn from the West Indian/Caribbean/Guyanese Diaspora while ASM membership is drawn from the Indian/East African Diaspora.The centre was started with the aim of preserving and promoting Vedic culture, heritage, and values within the community.

From its inception, the Vedic Cultural Centre has served as a place of worship and spiritual guidance for the Hindu community in Markham and the surrounding areas. The centre provides a range of services, including daily prayers, religious ceremonies, and cultural activities.

Over the years, the centre has grown in popularity and has become a hub for the Hindu community in Markham. It offers various educational programs and activities for children and adults, including language classes, yoga workshops, and cultural festivals.

The Vedic Cultural Centre also actively engages in community outreach initiatives, collaborating with other religious and cultural organizations to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. It regularly hosts events, lectures, and workshops to foster a sense of unity and cultural exchange among people of different backgrounds.

The centre’s location in Markham is significant as it is a multicultural city with a diverse population. The Vedic Cultural Centre plays a crucial role in preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Hindu community while also fostering a sense of inclusivity and understanding among the residents of Markham.