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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.