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Who We Are

The York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (York Region AACC) is a not-for-profit organization established January 2016 specifically to foster a progressive and cohesive York Region African Canadian Community.

The York Region AACC was established because we believe there is a current void within the region, the absence of an organization, which represents the interest of Black residents of all nine municipalities (i.e., Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket, Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville), particularly pertaining to advocacy, resource development and service delivery.

We believe that other members of our community share this view, and will provide support in kind.

The African Canadian community in York Region is robust, hardworking and filled with skills and many assets. We support African Canadian families within York Region who feel powerless and voiceless in accessing justice, public services and social institutions. We are intent on being advocates, and capacity builders to support those in need.

Our Impact

We are intent on being advocates, and capacity builders to support those in need


To be recognized as an Information Hub, informing our community on issues and opportunities that may influence their families and daily lives.

Support for All Ages

To be a leading advocates for high quality Elderly Care, including equitable access, and a safe and healthy quality of life for African Canadian seniors.

Youth Programs

To deliver cultural programs for youth of African Canadian Heritage, to enhance their self-esteem and self-efficacy.


Engage with services for African Canadian children, youth, and families. In quest of transparency and commitments from service providers, including both York Region Children’s Aid Society, and Boards of Education.

Understanding Our Needs

To generate greater understanding of the specific needs, challenges and opportunities faced by the community.

Workshops and Events

To facilitate workshops for African Canadian adults, evoking healthy and cohesive families.

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An Alliance of People Amplifying the Voice of our Community

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