Vaughan Latin Festival

This year, we present you to the Vaughan Latin Festival outdoors! Music, art, Kids Zone, waterpark, and a spectacular entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy the beauty of live performances, delicious food, meeting new friends and dancing together to Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Reggaeton, enjoy Mariachi and learn more about the Latin culture!


Kick-Off Vaughan Latin Festival

Save the date for the Vaughan Latin Festival Kick-Off to celebrate the 10th anniversary. 


Fuerza Latina Dance Group Jr

Get ready to groove with our young talents! Fuerza Latina Dance Group Jr. is where passion meets rhythm. Join us every Wednesday for an exciting dance journey that culminates in a spectacular performance at the Vaughan Latin Festival!


Congratulations ADELANTE on your 1st Anniversary!

Fuerza Latina is celebrating ADELANTE con Gina Balseca, an educational and motivational program focused on our YOUTH

ADELANTE is live-streamed on:

Last Tuesday of every month
Tune in!

Mujeres Latinas Network

Mujeres Latinas Network International is a community program that was born in the COVID 19 pandemic, from Fuerza Latina, as a comprehensive support network for Latina women, as well as to establish business relationships, form strategic alliances between professionals from various industries, and to treat various topics of interest in daily life

Latin Excellence Awards Gala

Our event will celebrate 20 years of Fuerza Latina serving the Latino Community. You can join us by reserving your space. Be part of this incredible night.

Latin Excellence Award

Every year we recognize the achievements and contributions of members of the community.

What We Do

We support youth and families in the Vaughan Community through affordable programs. We focus on advancing youth leadership, Latin American cultural experiences, support groups, and events. 

Mujeres Latinas Network International

This program is 100% free! Mujeres Latinas Network International aims to provide support to women to establish business relationships and form strategic alliances between professionals from various industries. 

Fuerza Latina Dance Group

Learn how to dance to the rhythm of a wide range of Latin American genres including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, and more! This program runs once a week and is open to woman and children. 

Be Job Ready Program

This program is designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in the job market, especially if you have limited work experience. Whether you're a recent graduate, a career changer, or someone looking to take the next step in your career, Be Job Ready has got you covered!


Adelante is a streaming live show dedicated to educate the youth. Every Last Tuesday of each month you can tune in our Facebook Account at 7:00pm and watch the program. 

"...I thought it may be of interest and ultimately support the phenomenal work Fuerza Latina does every day!"  Patricia M, YRDSB

Gina Balseca

Gina Balseca

CEO & Founder

Gina Balseca-Aguirre is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fuerza Latina Community Services since 2018. Gina has committed her life to this organization; tirelessly given her time and resources as the Founder and President of Fuerza Latina since 2003. She has a diploma in Accounting with Honours diplomas in HR Management and Microcomputers. A goal-driven leader with extensive experience in strategy and governance, Gina has focused her efforts on developing people-centric affordable programs and events that maximize a client’s experience. Gina is the Founder of the Vaughan Latin Festival since 2015, Founder of the Latin American-Hispanic Ceremony & Parade since 2016 and the Latin Culture in Partnership with the Vaughan Culture Days since 2010. Her goal is to continue serving our community with the highest level of integrity, dedication and respect. Gina has received Federal Government Volunteer Appreciation Awards, Consulate of Ecuador Certificate of Recognition, Canadian Hispanic Congress Certificate of Recognition, City of Vaughan Volunteer of the Year Award.

Be a Sponsor

Partner with us!

We offer multiple sponsorship opportunities and are happy to brainstorm new ones.

Be a Volunteer

Join our planning or operation teams to make all our programs come to life.

There are Multiple opportunities  available! 

Tribute To Our Heroes

A tribute to all our heroes that risk their lives to keep us and our community safe and strong during this unprecedented time. Big thank you to our extraordinary and talented artists for collaborating in this project:  

Alexis Martínez, Jennie Dapello, Valerie Villamarin, Mónica Guzmán.  

Thank you to Ontario Trillium Foundation for funding the Employment Preparation Program, Mujeres Latinas Network and Mentoring Program, Adelante and Volunteering Program

Thank you Government of Canada for funding Canada Summer Jobs Program.