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Uniting people of African descent. Building the capacity of ethno-cultural organizations to support and promote community engagement and participation.


Whether celebrating cultures or contributing to the health and wellbeing of our people, ACAO has been a frontrunner rallying support for a healthy community.


We are humbled to say ACAO now boasts of 49 country associations and growing. Our strength is in our membership. We have empowered leaders who are selfless and committed in th



We are working to control our own narratives. What the mainstream media write about our experiences are often not true. Let’s promote our own stories let the mainstream know of our experiences. Let

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We face challenges at all levels of Canadian education system not because we are not smart. In face Statistics Canada data indicate 34% of racialized Canadians have at least first degree compared to 2

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Our Health

Poverty makes people sick. Mental health issues are on the increase in our community, however, stigma and lack of resources will not allow us to seek help, most of the time. African Caribbean and the

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Economic Integration

Black Canadians constitute 1 million of the Canadian population. This number is projected to double by 2036. Today black communities across Canadian face unique challenges to affect their economic int

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Criminal Justice Reform

There are 70 per cent more Black Canadians in federal prisons than there were 10 years ago.

What are we doing about it? There is an opportunity to join ACAO advocacy committee as we work to address obvious systemic issues affecting the black community. The hyper incarceration of black youth is troubling, and we cannot stay silence.

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Meeting Municipal CandidatesACAO Meets Black Municipal Candidates

Dear community leaders, You are cordially invited to meet the different candidates who will be running for elections this 2018 Fall in Ottawa. As you must be aware, the canadian population of african descent is strongly growing but we are still politically underepresented. This event will be the opportunity for the candidates to present their respective platforms and plans of action. But most importantly, this should be an occasion to exchange and support the candidates. We hope to see many of you there. John Adeyefa President, African Canadians Association of Ottawa Come Join us at 55 Eccles Street Boardroom on Aug. 23, 6-8 pm to chat with our black municipal candidates