Category Archive: 'News'

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ingrid’s Award

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. […]