Category Archive: 'News'

CCAWR Scholarships – Now Open for 2021

April-04-2021 The CCAWR scholarship program had a successful year and continues to grow from strength to strength. Last year, despite the challenges of COVID-19, a record number of scholarships were […]

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Announcing the Waterloo Region Black Innovation Centre (WRBIC)

Waterloo Region has one of the world’s fastest-growing tech sectors and the world’s second-highest start-up density after Silicon Valley*. The Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas are known for innovation […]

COVID-19 And The Importance Of Vaccinations

Hello Community! COVID-19 has impacted the health of Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) to a much greater degree than the rest of the population. As a result, there are specific initiatives underway at […]

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Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Day for Black Students on March 7th

The CCAWR, BrainSTEM Alliance and the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum will be hosting a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Day for Black students in the Region of Waterloo on […]

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 […]

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