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.


Our Events

Persons of Distinction 2017


The CCAWR initiated the Persons of Distinction ceremony to honour individuals who have contributed to the region and the community in a meaningful way. It is our way of saying “thank you”. The event will be held on April 29, 2017.


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Black History Month is recognized in February every year through events hosted by various community organizations. It is an opportunity to celebrate and remember the people and events in the history of the African diaspora who have contributed to the development of the Canadian society. Look out for upcoming events in your area.


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The CCAWR Family Brunch is one of the main fundraiser events for the organizations Scholarship Program. It is an annual event usually held in June and is hosted by the CCAWR to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. The event offers great entertainment, food, features a guest speaker, and of course a time to meet up with some old friends.


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The Awards of Excellence presentation ceremony is usually held in September, at which time all awardees are presented with their scholarships. The CCAWR Scholarship Fund was started in 2002 and provides tuition awards to students of Caribbean heritage in the Waterloo Region community as they move ahead to university or college. The award has steadily grown from $500 to $1,5000 over the years, and we will be undertaking new initiatives that increase the level award.


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News You Can Use

  1. Celebrating Black History Month at Waterloo Public Library

    Discover Black History Month programs, events and reading lists below and join the celebration.


  2. Black History Month Events at Kitchener Public Library


  3. Black Heritage Month in Guelph


  4. Being Black in Canada – CBC


  5. The X Page Workshop

    A Storytelling Workshop is a community arts initiative that connects women who are immigrants or refugees with artists who assist and mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.  The deadline to apply is March 25, 2021 and spaces are limited.


  6. Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Future Studies with application to Cities

    We seek an energetic and dynamic scholar with demonstrated potential for leading academic programing and research related to future studies in the area of cities.  Applicants should have an interest to study and critically evaluate plausible futures and their broader societal implications, and to contribute to scholarship and contemporary decision-making in planning and/or broader public policy related to cities and their diverse inhabitants.


  7. Sustainability and Financial Management, Three-year Definite Term Lecturer

    Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching, combined with deep expertise in one or more of the following areas: sustainable finance, sustainable investment, integrated reporting, environmental finance, social finance, and ESG materiality and accounting.


  8. Two Board of Directors, Volunteer Posting at Reep Green Solutions

    Reep Green Solutions is looking for board members who share our vision and passion, and who
    recognize the opportunities and importance of this unique challenge.  Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people in Waterloo Region live sustainably. Our current focus areas are home energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy yards, and waste reduction.


  9. Job Posting – System Navigator – Anti-Black Racism Focus

    The System Navigator shall provide outreach to prospective and current students who identify as African, Caribbean or Black (ACB), by working cooperatively with communities to co-create supportive pathways for learners.


  10. $221 Million in Loans for Black Entrepreneurs


  11. Scholarships Recognize Achievements of Black Students – Waterloo Record Article!


  12. Words of advice and inspiration from young people in Waterloo region who won this year’s Awards of Excellence


  13. Waterloo Region District School Board Hiring Teachers


  14. Hire BIPOC


  15. Region Announces Members of Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group



  16. Waterloo Catholic District School Board – Equity Officer Job Posting

    Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2021.