We educate the mainstream about African cultures and how it is important for others to learn about our culture. Sadly, most Canadians do not know anything about black people though blacks have been here since the 16th Century, long before the present-day Canada. That makes black indigenous to Canada. The problem is our education curriculum is silent about Canadians of African descent. That means our children are growing up without knowing their true identity. This identity confusion is something ACAO is working with partners to address. Our trained volunteers visit schools throughout the year to teach about Africa and African Culture. ACAO believes, educating the general public about black culture is key to promoting real integration, tolerance and multiculturism.
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