April-30-2023 The CCAWR scholarship program is now in it’s 20th year and had another successful year in 2022. We awarded 8 scholarships last year and 26 over the last three […]
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.”
December 24, 2022
2022 Holiday Greetings
Hello friends and supporters, Congratulations to those who wished for a White Christmas! Wherever you are celebrating the holidays, stay safe and warm. The CCAWR wishes you a joyful and […]
September 7, 2022
Awards of Excellence 2022 – Tickets Now on Sale
Hello Community,Tickets for the 2022 Awards of Excellence are now on sale:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2022-awards-of-excellence-tickets-405652797437Join us on Sunday, September 25th as the Congress of Black Women of Canada – Waterloo Region (CBW) and […]
June 21, 2022
CCAWR Scholarships for 2022- Deadline is July 15
June-21-2022 Many Scholarships Available for 2022 Up to eight (8) university and college scholarships will be offered in 2022. The scholarship awards will range from $1,500 to $3,000. Students of […]
May 8, 2022
Family Brunch 2022
Mark Your Calendars! The Scholarship program is celebrating its 20th anniversary! After almost two and a half years of lockdowns and quarantines, we can finally socialize in person once more. […]
March 31, 2022
CCAWR Scholarship Program – Applications Open for 2022!
March-31-2022 The CCAWR scholarship program had another successful year in 2021. Despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we awarded a record ten (10) scholarships to several outstanding […]
November 27, 2021
Applications Open for LiftOff’s Second Cohort!
Join the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program! The LiftOff Program is currently accepting applications for its second cohort. If you have a business you wish to grow, or you have an […]
September 25, 2021
LiftOff By CCAWR is Hiring!
Hello Community, In August the CCAWR launched the LiftOff program for Black business entrepreneurs. The LiftOff program is a business incubator designed to help members of the Black community start […]
July 11, 2021
In Support of Indigenous Peoples’ Search for Truth
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 […]
News You Can Use
Anti-Black Racism + White Supremacy
We at CCAWR stand in solidarity with our sister, @selamdebs who was the target of deeply harmful acts of anti-Black racism this weekend (Jan. 29th/30th).
We condemn these violent acts of white supremacy and stand up against all forms of white nationalism, racism and discrimination.Please READ Selam’s statement to take immediate ACTION.All action matters, including sharing your voice to condemn racism and white supremacy and taking time to contact the police and local government officials to ensure Selam receives Justice.
Dr Laura Mae Lindo’s experience as the head of the NDP Caucus
See this link.
Black History Month 2022
Join the CCAWR, our partners and sponsors, as we kick off Black History Month 2022 with a 3-day online celebration of Black culture. Featuring local artistes and speakers, we will Celebrate, Educate and Advocate in Waterloo Region!
‘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.”
Also, see this article:
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
Book your first or second dose.
Select Rexall Pharmacies COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist
Walk-ins now accepted.
Select Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacies COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist
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2022 CCAWR Scholarship Poster
Click to see our latest Scholarship Program Poster.
2021 Scholarship Program
Click to see the 2021 Scholarship Program – Year End Review.
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
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