Culture and Learning
We educate people about African cultures. 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.
Mental Health Initiatives
In the Black community there is a negative stigma surrounding mental health. Instead of seeking professional help for conditions such as depression and anxiety some people in the community resort to self-medication (drugs, opioids, alcohol, etc.) or isolation in an attempt to solve their problems on their own.
Citizenship comes with rights and responsibilities. The right to vote and be voted for in our democratic dispensation is just one example.
Many organizations across our city have awaken to the fact that diversity makes us stronger and has measurable benefits besides the fact that it is the right thing to do.
Black Canadians represent a little over one million of the Canadian population. This number is projected to double by 2036. Today, Black communities across Canada face unique challenges that negatively impact their integration into the greater Canadian economy.
Settlement and Integration
The Settlement and Integration Program assists immigrants and their families to learn about Canada’s systems and services.
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