INDEPENDENCE, MO. – Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity (APO) is taking another step to improve the world in which we live with its first Canadian chapter at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. A chartering ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015. As further growth is expected, APO chapters in Canada will remain an extension of APO USA until there is a presence on five campuses. At that time, APO Canada will become its own entity.

“This is a momentous time for Alpha Phi Omega,” says Brother Fred Heismeyer, a chairman of APO’s International Relations Committee. “Ninety years ago, our founder Frank Reed Horton dreamed of a worldwide organization that would help people in need. Our chartering of the first chapter in Canada now brings us one step closer to that vision.”

12341365_10153143252181428_7114713165872611552_n

Founded in 1925, APO is a co-educational Fraternity that develops leadership skills through community service; its cardinal principles are Leadership, Friendship and Service. For decades, the Board of Directors has made efforts to expand the Fraternity both domestically and internationally to promote more students doing more service across more campuses. Alpha Chapter of Canada joins a network of almost 475,000 brothers from 370 active chapters across the United States. APO became an international organization when it chartered its first chapter in the Philippines in 1950. Discussions about the expansion to Canada began in the 1980s; the years of hard work have finally paid off.

12342843_10153143252411428_6778375027819899614_n

“The students at the University of British Columbia are dedicating themselves to unselfishly giving their time and energy, meanwhile building a meaningful service program for their campus and community,” explains Heismeyer. “Our growth into Canada gives college students an opportunity to grow as servant leaders through the act of helping other people and learning through a robust service program.”

Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-educational service fraternity—college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity. Since 1925, more than 400,000 students have chosen Alpha Phi Omega, making the Fraternity the nation’s largest Greek letter fraternity.

12366205_10153143251966428_4724678005829943625_n

Source: http://www.apo.org/news/alphaphiomegachartersfirstchapterincanada

Comments

Know more about us... add us on social media!

News & Articles

APO Sis make it to top 10 of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020

APO Sis make it to top 10 of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020

Congratulations to Sis. Dencel Aina M. Bayaca '15 of Alpha Phi Omega - Omicron Chapter (UP Clark) for making it to the Top 10 of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020. Alpha is for Leadership! Read More
May 23, 2020 / Comments
APO Bar Passers 2019

APO Bar Passers 2019

Congratulations to all brods and sis who recently topped and passed the Bar. Read More
April 30, 2020 / Comments
APO brod Bar topnotcher for 2019

APO brod Bar topnotcher for 2019

Congratulations to Brod Jun Dexter Rojas (Iota Eta) for Placing 9th in this year’s Bar Exams. He is the 4th Alpha Phi Omegan to bring this honor to APO. The three others are: Sis Haydee B. Yorac (Eta '59) - 8th Place, in 1962, Sis Celia C. Librea-Leagogo (Alpha Zeta) –in 5th Place and Brod Omar B. Redula (Eta ’68) – in 8th Place, both during the 1981 Bar exams. Read More
April 29, 2020 / Comments

Urgent APO Protocol for Corona Virus (NCOV19)

March 11, 2020 / Comments

Collegiate Congress Luzon leg

March 10, 2020 / Comments

GPAC Summit and Collegiate Congress (Mindanao Leg)

March 10, 2020 / Comments
Camp-o-rama 2020 Schedule

Camp-o-rama 2020 Schedule

Find below the schedule for the 2020 APO Camp-0-Rama… Read More
March 10, 2020 / Comments

Torch and Trefoil Issue 01

You can browse or download the digital file for our TNT Issue 01 “Unity in Diversity” DY19-21 Issue 01 here… Read More
March 4, 2020 / Comments

APO Philippines 70th Anniversary Message

I join the entire Alpha Phi Omega in commemorating the 70th National Anniversary. We celebrate this occasion with our brothers and sisters filled with gratitude for the blessings received in the past and with much optimism for the wonderful possibilities ahead. Platinum is one of the least reactive metals. It… Read More
March 2, 2020 / Comments

Taal Eruption Relief Operations

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT APO NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Important Bulletin to All Alumni Associations and Collegiate Chapters: Please be informed that our APO Philippines relief operation is now in full swing. We have two focal persons in the persons of NCAR Regional Director Bro. Archie Bugarin and APO Region 4a Regional… Read More
January 14, 2020 / Comments