The Order of AHEPA Montreal



An important component of AHEPA’s mission is to create an awareness of the principles of Hellenism to society. These principles include a commitment to humanity, freedom, and democracy.


The scholarship program at the and local national level is administered by the AHEPA National Educational Foundation. It offers scholarships to a wide variety of students. Recipients are: traditional and non-traditional students;  and high school seniors, college and post-graduate students who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders.


Philanthropy and volunteerism have been pillars of strength for AHEPA. From natural disaster relief to raising funds for the elimination of life-threatening diseases to making significant contributions to their local neighborhoods, AHEPA is at the forefront of charitable giving.

Civic Responsibility

AHEPA grassroots has a strong voice. With chapters in every major metropolitan city and in rural areas of North America, AHEPA communicates the positions of the Greek-American community to elected representatives at all levels of government, as well as to diplomatic leaders.  AHEPA constituents are also interested in domestic policy areas affecting the philanthropic, civic, and community service-based programs in which they are involved. 

Family and Individual Excellence

What makes AHEPA unique from other organizations is the creation of the AHEPA Family. Together with three affiliated organizations, the AHEPA Family works as a unit toward the fulfillment of a common mission. Combined, the four organizations have contributed well over a billion dollars to projects throughout their history.

Ideals of Ancient Greece

AHEPA members are proud of the contributions the ancient Greeks gifted to Western Civilization. As Americans, they share many of the values put forth by them: civic responsibility, philanthropy, education, family and individual excellence, and the ideals of democracy. This is the essence of their heritage. This is the core of the AHEPA mission.

AHEPA members come together to share in their support for one another and to work together in their communities.

I am very happy to welcome you to the Montréal Daughters of Penelope community, where you do not have to be Greek to be part of this international organization that promotes the ideals of Hellenism.

DOP provides opportunities for philanthropy, civic involvement, supporting scholarship programs, and fundraising.

Please call me or send me a quick message and I would be very happy to spend some time with you and share about DOP.

Athena Paradissis
Daughters of Penelope Chapter

The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad.

Meandros (Μίανδρος)

The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad. Meander was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. Many temples and objects were decorated with this motif, and it is considered that there is a connection with the Cretan labyrinth. Meander symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and devotion and that’s the reason it’s often given as marriage gift.

Message from P.K. SUBBAN

Message from P.K. supporting the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the work of AHEPA and the AFCFC for 21st Annual Valentine’s Ball Firday Feb 14th 2020.