Trans Himalayan Aid Society

NGOs and Charities

The Trans-Himalayan Aid Society (TRAS), founded in 1962 as the Tibetan Refugee Aid Society, is a Vancouver-based charity that supports the health and education of children and youth in Nepal, northern India, and Tibet. TRAS follows a grassroots approach, working with partner organizations in the region who identify local needs, propose projects to meet those needs, and run the projects themselves; TRAS's role is to evaluate project proposals, provide funding, and monitor projects in progress. TRAS members also sponsor the education of individual children in the region.

Contact: Joanne MacLeod, Office Manager at region.





1183 Melville St

Himalayan Resources

This Resources is a curated list of businesses, NGOs, religious sites, and community organizations related to the Himalayan community in the Lower Mainland.

The UBC Himalaya program is working to build an interdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, drawing upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships. We see our website as a resource for anyone interested in the Himalayas to network, connect, and learn by engaging with the Himalayan community in Metro Vancouver.