Sgt. Donna Mancuso recently started her new job as equity and diversity officer at the Waterloo Region Police Service. In this role, she intends to interact with the local diverse community groups to learn about their needs and fears. Sgt. Mancuso then plans to use the acquired information to educate her fellow colleagues on how […]
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.”
November 18, 2016
Louis Allen welcomes new procedures meant to limit racism in local policing. He’s not persuaded they will help. “If people are making steps forward then you have to encourage that,” said Allen, president of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region. “I’m saying let’s see where it takes it.” Chief Bryan Larkin of Waterloo Regional […]
September 18, 2016
Waterloo Region’s outstanding black students were honoured on Sunday at the 15th annual Awards of Excellence. It’s hosted by the Congress of Black Women’s Waterloo Region chapter and the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region. Please visit this link from The Record for the full article.
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.
February 19, 2016
Maedith Radlein often writes up a little something in honour of Black History Month. She wrote a multimedia play intertwining significant moments in Canada’s black history with song, dance and poetry. “The history of black people in Canada is not very known,” the retired teacher and Waterloo resident said. She hopes her play, first featured […]
November 26, 2014
Three black women will be honoured in Kitchener on Thursday for their lifetime of service combating racism and discrimination. But all three women — retired teachers Marcia Smellie and Chloe Callender, and retired nurse Lauris DaCosta — all said that part of them will be in Ferguson, Mo. That city is engulfed in fires, riots […]