Organization Description
ACCE – African-Canadian Career Excellence ACCE (African-Canadian Career Excellence) arose to address the loss of strong, highly educated young adults from the Greater Montreal Area as they face issues of unemployment and underemployment in the region. ACCE supports Montreal’s Black graduates in finding gainful and sustainable employment in their various areas of specialisation with salaries that are in line their qualifications. ACCE enhances professional capacity building and creates a culture of diversity hiring in the public and private sectors.
ACLC – The African Canadian Legal Clinic The African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) is a not-for-profit organization established in October 1994 expressly to address anti-Black racism in Canadian society. As a specialty clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the ACLC provides advice and represents African Canadians in a number of legal forums through test cases.
ACSDC – The African Canadian Social Development Council – The ACSDC supports agencies serving African communities in the delivery of effective services through planning, policy development, research and training.
AWA – African Women Acting African Women Acting (AWA) is a collective dedicated to empowering and promoting African female artists or artists with African expression. In so doing, AWA aims to concurrently increase public awareness, understanding, participation and appreciation of African Women’s arts. In furthering our mission, AWA seeks to establish and develop the annual African Women Artists Festival (AWA Festival) with the scope of offering to both professional and amateur African female artists in Canada an opportunity to showcase their work in an annual professional platform.
AJAA – Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations AJAA is a charitable umbrella organization comprised of forty Toronto-based alumni associations affiliated with educational institutions in Jamaica. AJAA was organized in 1988, and since then it has been involved in administering the educational activities of alumni associations in Toronto.
ABLE – Association of Black Law Enforcers The Association of Black Law Enforcers (A.B.L.E.) is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 to address the needs and concerns of Black and other racial minorities in law enforcement and the community. One of their objectives is to build bridges between law enforcement agencies and the community at large.
ABSW – Association of Black Social Workers The Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) is a volunteer charitable organization consisting of Black Social Workers and Human Service Workers. ABSW was originally formed in Montreal, Canada in 1977. A group started in Nova Scotia in 1979, with a membership of 4. ABSW was reactivated in 1987, and now has a growing membership. ABSW is connected to the National Association of Black Social Workers Inc., which was formed in 1968.
BBPA – Black Business and Professional Association Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.
BCSA – Black Canadian Studies Asociation The mission of BCSA is to create and sustain a common forum and space to study, research and exchange ideas that advance the interest, study and understanding of Black Canada and the Diaspora. An objective of the BCSA is to to support and facilitate interaction and exchange and networking between scholars, community historians and cultural workers of Black Studies, to provide support for Black Canadian Studies scholars, academics, community historians and culture (and those of Black descent regardless of research interests and foci), and to actively encourage and support subsequent generations of scholars, researchers, community historians and cultural workers.
BCAC – Black Community Advisory Council The Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) was established in February 2010. The formation of the Black Community Advisory Council is part of a broader United Way initiative to foster and build relationships and address key social issues within ethno-specific communities in Peel. Council members are of African descent including continental Africans or those who identify with being from the African Diaspora (Caribbean, South America, North America etc.). The Black leadership and Community Gala formerly known as the “Unity in Diversity Gala” is an occasion to celebrate community achievements, leadership as well as showcase the impact of UWPR’s work in partnership with BCAC.
BFAN – Black Female Accountants Network The mission of the Black Female Accountants Network is to focus on creating opportunities for black female accountants to share knowledge and experiences through a process of engagement and professional reflection. To provide a forum to showcase and celebrate professional accomplishments and to utilize tools and resources for professional advancement.
BFLN – Black Female Lawyers Network The Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) provides a forum for students and practitioners in the field to convene, share and learn from one another.
BLSA – Black Law Students Association of Canada The Black Law Students Association of Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization. The national body was formed in 1991 to identify and work towards the removal of systemic and other barriers facing black people in relation to law school and the legal profession in general. Through the promotion of institutional change within Canadian law schools and the legal establishment, BLSAC, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) works to ease the transition from law school to the legal profession.
BEP – Black Entrepreneur Profile Black Entrepreneur Profile features profiles of black business leaders. The organization is building the most comprehensive database of successful black entrepreneurs, black CEO’s, black executives and black business leaders from around the world.
CABJ – Canadian Association of Black Journalists The CABJ is dedicated to diversifying the media through developing and mentoring professionals and up-and-coming media and communications students, while also increasing the number of talented individuals in front line decision-making roles and management level positions.
CABL Canadian Association of Black Lawyers CABL, formed in March 1996, is a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community. CABL’s continuing goal is to bring together law professionals and other interested members of the community from across Canada to cultivate and maintain The Association of Black professionals in Canada.
CAUFP – Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals Founded in 1997, the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP), formerly known as Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) Toronto, is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and is the preeminent centre of excellence for Blacks and Visible Minorities in finance professions. CAUFP’s vision is to empower members to achieve excellence, by realizing the full potential of black professionals in financial services.
Canadian Lyford Cay Association Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation were created to enhance and enrich The Bahamas and the lives of its people.
COBA – Collective of Black Artists COBA, Collective of Black Artists, is dedicated to creating and presenting the finest traditions in dance and music that celebrate and reflect an Africanist aesthetic.
CBWC – Congress of Black Women of Canada – Ontario Region Congress of Black Women of Canada provides a forum for Black Women to identify and address issues which affect them, their families and their community, thereby enabling them to improve their lives. The Ontario region strives to promote organizational visibility, facilitate consistency of leadership and coordinate responses to the concerns and issues of all Ontario chapters.
Jaku Konbit Jaku Konbit is a registered non-profit, educational community-based and family-oriented organization established in Ottawa in 2000. Their mandate is to support and ameliorate the lives of minority and disadvantage youth, particularly Canadian children and youth of African and Caribbean descent in the Ottawa Region by providing youth with meaningful opportunities via workshops, personal development training that foster leadership skills, self-esteem, civic duty, and a positive attitude for success.
JCA – Jamaican Canadian Association The Jamaican-Canadian Association was founded in 1962 by a group of Jamaicans then living in Toronto. The impetus for the creation of the association was the emergence of Jamaica from colonial status to becoming an independent nation in August, 1962. This committee enabled the disparate group of university students, nurses, domestic workers and scattered others (representing the demographics at that time) to come together as a unit to participate in a collective public activity as Jamaicans in Toronto for the very first time.
JDCF – Jamaican Diaspora Canada’s Future Leaders The Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation (JDCF) is a 10-year-old organization that was born out of the inaugural Diaspora Conference held in Jamaica in June 2004. This is an organization that will continue to gain its strength from Jamaicans and their descendants in Canada. The JDCF Future Leaders are agents of change. JDCF’s purpose is to contribute to the development of Jamaica; as well as the progression of the youth within Canada’s Jamaican community. Collective action through JDCF’s programming and voluntary initiatives, improves Jamaica while uniting and advancing the Jamaican diasporic community.
LLI – The Lifelong Leadership Institute The Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI) is an educational organization that exists to inspire leadership and develop leaders, and dedicates its resources to advancing leadership competence and personal success among Canadian youth of Jamaican, Caribbean and Black heritage.
Manyatta Network Manyatta’s mission is to create professional networking opportunities for the African Diaspora. Manyatta champions positive change by showcasing social entrepreneurs and organizations that are making a positive impact in their community. Manyatta brings professionals, who are all experienced in their own right, together in a space where they can exchange knowledge about their businesses and careers, while building social capital along the way by giving back to community organizations making a great impact in the cities where Manyatta lives (Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City).
NACA – National African Canadian Association NACA’s goal is the continual collective improvement and demonstration of educational pursuits, a stronger nuclear family, the creation of strategic cultural centres and demonstrated leadership that leads to improved economical development that collectively works to strengthen all African Canadian families.
NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers Canada The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is a non-profit association that is owned and managed by its members. The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.
SIAO – Somali Immigrant Aid Organization SIAO is a non-profit community based organization that is committed to addressing the integration, education, health, housing, social services, culture, and economic development needs of Somali Canadians and other immigrants in Canada, through programs services and advocacy.
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