Hello Community, Decisions are being made daily, in places we have not traditionally had access to. Those decisions affect you, your family and your community. Your community needs representation- get involved! Here are a few of the paid and volunteer opportunities, along with guidelines on how to apply: RoW Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group: Deadline: October 5, […]
ABOUT THE CCAWR
The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization serving Waterloo Region’s Caribbean community. Organized in 1975, we are committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals by providing culturally sensitive programs, support, resources, education and training.
The CCAWR aims to promote the social, cultural and economic interests of, and advocate for, the Caribbean community in the Region of Waterloo.
PERSONS OF DISTINCTION
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Words of Inspiration
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
September 4, 2020
Letter from the CCAWR Scholarship Committee https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-region/2020/09/16/scholarships-recognize-achievements-of-black-students.html The Canadian Caribbean Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) scholarship program has been around for the past 17 years. Its mission is to promote academic excellence and foster leadership while providing some financial assistance to young people of Caribbean heritage within the Waterloo Region. The hope is to […]
September 4, 2020
Hello Community, The end of summer is almost here, and what a summer it has been! I wish to bring you the latest news from the CCAWR, to show that we are working to keep you informed and are advocating for the things that matter to our community. Since the KW Solidarity March on June […]
June 15, 2020
Hello Community! It’s been a whirlwind four weeks: the anti-racism solidarity march, calls to defund the police and new project proposals. The CCAWR has been front-and-centre for the issues and events impacting our Region and constituents. Thanks to everyone who made their voices heard and lent their support – much appreciated! As the CCAWR prepares to meet […]
June 2, 2020
Dear Community, It is with great sadness and concern that we have watched and listened to the tragic events that have taken place in America in recent weeks: the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the Minnesota police, the efforts of a woman in New York to “sic” the police on an African-American man who politely […]
May 24, 2020
2020 has been a challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the CCAWR will still be offering its annual scholarships ($1500.00 or more) to young people of Caribbean heritage that are living in the Waterloo Region. If you are graduating or graduated from high school, attending university/college, or pursuing other post-secondary education, you could be […]
May 12, 2020
Hello Community! Last month I shared with you resources for surviving and thriving during the pandemic. Here’s hoping and praying that you are coping well with the changes to your routines and plans. The good news is that, for the most part, our community has been successful in reducing the spread of the disease. “This […]
September 18, 2016
Did you know that the CCAWR celebrated its 45th anniversary in March of this year? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed our celebrations at the planned Awards of Excellence in April. Not to worry – we’ll organize a lime soon. Thanks to the archival efforts of the late Rev. Vincent Smith, and Stacy MacLennan of the […]
June 26, 2016
Ingrid Berkeley-Brown and Sonia Thomas were the only two black women in their class at police college. For 30 years they’ve risen through the ranks and maintained a unique friendship. Please visit this link from thestar.com to see the full article.
News You Can Use
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Scholarships Recognize Achievements of Black Students – Waterloo Record Article!
Words of advice and inspiration from young people in Waterloo region who won this year’s Awards of Excellence
Sweat-a-Thon for Racial Justice + BIPOC Yoga for Trauma Recovery
Black Professionals in Tech Network – BFUTR Virtual Summit 2020
Nutritional and Physical Health during and after COVID-19
City of Kitchener’s Work on Equity, Anti-Racism, Indigenous Initiatives, and Social Justice Issues
On the 19th of October, the councilors at the City of Kitchener will be voting on a very key mandate called Motion CSD-20-004. Click below to learn more.