About Us

LGCCA was created by a group of friends following a visit by the founder to La Gonave Island in March of 2012. Ailsa Young, an RN from Vancouver, BC, had been invited to see La Gonave Island by Jean Rony Toussaint, the Chairman of a Haitian grassroots charity ASHOG while volunteering at a hospital in Port au Prince the previous year. Her testimonial from that visit can be viewed at www.helplagonave.org. Upon return to Canada LGCCA was formed and given Non Profit status. The application for Charitable status is in progress.

President   Ailsa Young             Vice President   Yung Wong

Treasurer   John Hawkins        Secretary   Kelly Mayfield

Events Coordinator   Lenna          Board Member Brenda Morton


Goals And Projects

Support the children in ASHOG Children’s Home

Provide a home for more destitute children on La Gonave.

Support families in order that they need not send their children to be domestic servants or to orphanages by gifting goats for sustainable income.

Work with local Haitian groups on community projects.

Plan to provide a ‘Snacks at School’ program for the children at Morne Augustin School.

We have fund-raised for a well at Roche campe and it will be drilled early 2015.

We are trying to get a food donation program established for the 20 residents of the Poor House.

A community garden to provide food for the children, the Poor House and income for the farmers and their families.