Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
We are all about the welfare of African Canadians and the Black community. Our mission is uniting people of African descent and promoting the welfare of our community whilst encouraging greater participation in civic matters. As an umbrella organization for the 53 African country associations and ethnocultural groups, ACAO equips and builds capacities of member organizations to ensure effective and efficient service delivery to the community.
Since inception, ACAO has partnered with many organizations and individuals to make services more accessible and available to our community that has experienced less than optimal service. We use festivals and events to promote African cultures and empower the community to be able to participate fully in the social and economic discourses that affect us.