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VAHMS 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

Leticia Sanchez, President of VAHMS

VAHMS’ 2020 strategy to transform explorASIAN from an in-person festival to a virtual one made it both more accessible and representative. Going virtual enabled us to reach out to more partners, collaborators, and a more diverse audience. Our events also provided more accessibility for our audience and facilitated programming production. Our 2022-2025 strategic plan launches in January 2022 and envisions an open approach to embracing hybrid programming (in-person, live streaming, and virtual). 

The goals, objectives and strategies will focus on maintaining the momentum and visibility gained in 2020 and 2021 while furthering VAHMS’ vision of connection, collaboration, participation and the expansion of celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada.   

Building on the success of our previous strategic plan, our new plan focuses on three major goals that we believe are critical to improve internal organization, deliver excellent programming, and support Asian-Canadian arts and culture. This plan describes the strong connections between the goals and the areas that define our work. 

As always, the Board and ED are the cornerstone of VAHMS, and I am proud of the work and progress our organization made in the past three years to implement policies and to create the framework for the subsequent explorASIAN Festivals. VAHMS recognizes the importance of continuity and teamwork to deliver our programming. The following years are key to developing sustainability, internal organization, and EDI initiatives.  

I am confident our goals and objectives will be key to fulfilling VAHMS’ mission and impact and will provide more opportunities for Asian Canadian artists to showcase their talents while delivering rewarding experiences for our audience. 


Leticia Sanchez, President

Read the entire VAHMS 2022-2025 Strategic Plan here.