VIFAS is a not-for-profit, non-political educational entity to promote Afghan culture and heritage and increase awareness of the past, present and future of Afghanistan. The purpose of the Institute is to provide a forum for research and instruction related to cultural studies, focusing, in particular, on the cultural attributes of the people of Afghanistan.
The initial aims of the Institute are to offer courses in four subject areas:
- Dari Language
- Pashto Language
PAC has delivered a full academic course on Afghanistan coverings its history, geography, culture and traditions, status of women and natural resources to Canadians. The course was organized in partnership with the University of British Columbia.