Join the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program! We are proud to announce that the LiftOff program began accepting applications for its first cohort on November 22! Give your business a lift […]
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.”
July 11, 2021
Hello Community, The past few months have brought us heartbreaking news on a mass burial site for up to 215 Indigenous children at a former residential school in Kamloops BC, and the […]
July-04-2021 Hello Community, The deadline for our CCAWR scholarship applications is approaching fast! We wanted to remind everyone that scholarships are available from $1500 to $3000 this year, and the […]
Hello Community, The recent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano on the island of St. Vincent has caused thousands of persons to be displaced, under emergency evacuation orders from the […]
The CCAWR, BrainSTEM Alliance and the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum will be hosting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Day for Black students in the Region of Waterloo on […]
News You Can Use
‘It really is about access’: Business incubator for Black entrepreneurs to launch in Waterloo region
The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) will soon launch an incubator aimed at Black entrepreneurs, with the first cohort of aspiring business owners set to begin in early 2022.
“We’re beyond excited,” said Trevor Charles, a board member with the CCAWR and professor of biology at the University of Waterloo.
Local Caribbean Canadian Association nets $2.9M to support Black entrepreneurs
“With an investment of over $2.9 million the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region will be able to continue and expand their work supporting and fostering Black entrepreneurship. These investments are an important part of our strategy to help support Black businesses so that they can continue to play an important role in our community and our country.”
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Conestoga College to support Black entrepreneurship programs
The LiftOff program will have a strong focus on supporting female entrepreneurs, and will provide access for Black entrepreneurs to business advisory services, incubator and accelerator programming, entrepreneurial workshops, and one-on-one mentorship opportunities to help them start and grow their businesses.”
Region of Waterloo COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-Registration
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Select Rexall Pharmacies COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist
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Select Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacies COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist
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2021 CCAWR Scholarship Poster
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RDSB Students’ Return to School in September 2021
Information on Learning At School (In-Person) for the Full Year and Learning At Home (Remote) for the Full Year for the Waterloo Region District School Board.
WRDSB System Navigator Form
African, Caribbean and Black identifying students and families who wish to access the System Navigator Anti-Black Racism support should complete the System Navigator Form.
$221 Million in Loans for Black Entrepreneurs
Summer Intern, Waterloo Region Black Innovation Centre
The CCAWR has secured funding for two (2) summer interns for Summer 2021, in support of the development of the Waterloo Region Black Innovation Centre.
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
Region Announces Members of Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group