“A mind is a terrible thing to waste…” — Arthur Fletcher

One of the agendas of the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) is to empower the Caribbean community in the Waterloo region through education. In September 2003, the non-profit organization established a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to Caribbean-Canadian students residing in the Waterloo region, who are pursuing a post-secondary education at a College or University in Canada.

The program is open to students who meet the standards and requirements as determined by the Scholarship Fund Committee. Since the first scholarship award in 2003, the CCAWR has awarded 45 scholarships totalling $37,650.00. The scholarships are presented annually at the Awards of Excellence event, hosted by the Congress of Black Women, Waterloo Chapter and the CCAWR. The current scholarship level is $1,000.00, but the CCAWR is working toward increasing the scholarship award.

The Scholarship Fund is sponsored mainly through donations from members of the community and local businesses, and by profits gained at the annual CCAWR Family Brunch fundraiser.

This year’s Family Brunch 2018 will be held on June 10th, 2018 at the Wilmot Recreational Centre located in Baden (see flyer for complete details). If you wish to request tickets, you may send a message through the CCAWR website at or by contacting any one of the board members.

Donations toward the Scholarship Fund are always welcomed.

Mailing Address:
Scholarship Committee
Attention: Noel O. Richards
Canadian Caribbean Association of Waterloo Region
C/O Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Center
102 King Street West
Waterloo, Ontario N2G 1A6
Toll Free: 1-888-306-3772