Francisco Javier Barajas

President

Francisco Javier is owner of TIPS Interior Décor, Inc. He born in Mexico and has a Title in Industrial Psychology as well earn the certificates on Bilingual Cultural teacher, Interior Decorator and Competent Communicator.

He currently holds the positions of President of the Mexican Global Network of BC. He is part of the Cultural Communities Advisory Committee of the City of Vancouver y representative of the Advisory Committee of Cultural Committee at the Civic Assets Naming Committee at the City of Vancouver, BC Canada.

He is the founder and president of “Lazos Hispanos” a Spanish Community School, he is at the Board of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF), Vancouver Latin American Cultural Center (VLACC). In the past he hold the Presidency of the Association of Mexicans Living Abroad of BC (ACCIME) and the Mexican Business Association, and was part of the board of Flamenco Rosario association just to mention some.

He has advocated for and developed initiatives that are beneficial not just for the Latino community, but for the LGBTQ communities as well. He is a strong supporter of the Out in Schools Program (which strives to create safe learning environments and respect for the full spectrum of diversity in schools) and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Francisco Javier has been nominated for the 10 most influential Latinos in Canada, for the City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence in the category of Diversity and Inclusion, and has received recognition in 2014 by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in 2015 he received the Inspirational Latino Award.

Francisco Javier is happily married for twenty years; He and Kasey have 33 nieces and nephews which he try to keep in touch most of the time; as hobbies he likes to paint on watercolor; enjoy crafting, reading and out side sports.