UNIC CLUB OF TORONTO, CANADA
The United Native Edos in Canada (Unic Club) is a non-profit organization, whose aims and objective is to lend a helping hand to all sons and daughters of Edo State. The running and funding of the Club is based on the monthly contribution of its members and kind donations of people like you when we embarks on a project.
In summer of 1991, a group of five friends from Edo State came together to form an association called Edocan with the aims of helping each other to secure a landed status and to help newly arrived immigrants from Edos State to settle down. At the time, all the members were visitors to Canada. The main objective of was to donate money to secure the services of a lawyer to help them through their immigration process.
Less than one years later, the membership increased, they decided to elected an official that will represent the group in the community, that was when they formed a committee to drafted the first constitution.
In 1993, they elected their first president. During the time, some of the members were denied a residential status by the Canadian immigration, these members were given financial assistant and other necessary assistances by the club to relocate with their families to wherever they choses.
By 1997, the Club has grown to twenty members, ninety percent of the members were now Canadian citizen while the other ten percent have a landed status. During this period, the Club felt that the original aims and objectives which the funding members had in mind has been accomplished.
In 1998, the club went through a major change, most notable in the change was the changing of the name from Edocan to United Native Edos in Canada, (UNIC CLUB). The constitution was also amended to reflect the new name, new VISION and a shift focus to render services above self to all indigenes of Edo State and strive to encourage the unity of the Edos in North America.