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Create the Future: Consider Running for Political Office

Hello Community,   “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln   The CCAWR’s Mission and Vision are, respectively: “To promote the social, cultural and economic interests of, and advocate for, the Caribbean community in the Region of Waterloo.” “An empowered, collaborative Caribbean community that is fully engaged and […]

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Supporting Irene Ekweozoh’s Stand for Justice & Fair Treatment Under the Law

Irene Ekweozoh, a PhD student with dual Canadian-Nigerian citizenship living in Waterloo, is scheduled to appear for a First Hearing on November 3rd, in Kitchener, on a charge of assault. She believes that, in the early stages of the dispute, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers did not adequately and appropriately address her spoken and written concerns, despite […]

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Help to Create the Future: Paid and Volunteer Positions Available

Hello Community, Decisions are being made daily, in places we have not traditionally had access to. Those decisions affect you, your family and your community. Your community needs representation- get involved! Here are a few of the paid and volunteer opportunities, along with guidelines on how to apply: RoW Anti-Racism Advisory Working Group: Deadline: October 5, […]

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Record Number of CCAWR Scholarships Awarded for 2020

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 […]

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Helping to Create the Future, One Day at a Time

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 […]

The CCAWR Looks To The Future

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 […]

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Support for Anti-Racism Initiatives and Protests

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 […]

CCAWR Scholarships for 2020

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 […]

Looking Back 365 Days

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 […]

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Looking Back 45 Years!

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 […]

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