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Our Mission

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

Our Mission is to facilitate the cultivation of a progressive York Region African Canadian Community, through advocacy, resource development and service delivery as it relates to culture, education, employment, social services and other governmental responsibilities      

Our Vision is to create a cohesive and influential York Region African Canadian community.

As citizens of York Region, we consider transparency, accountability and respect to be vital in the cultivation of progressive communities. While we are of the African-Canadian community, we acknowledge and respect all races, religions, cultures and legislative institutions.

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Our Beliefs

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


We believe in and encourage cohesive families and deem that this cultivates progressive communities and great nations.



We embrace and respect all religions, races and cultures.

We advocate progressive changes on behalf of the diverse communities especially African Canadian on various educational, economic, social, cultural and others relevant issues.



We believe in and practice integrity, transparency, and accountability.

We exist to assist all citizens of York Region, especially African Canadians in attaining and maintaining equitable access to political, educational, social, and economic rights and opportunities.


We accept and celebrate the cultural practices and values of all diverse communities which are compliant with Canadian laws.

Sankofa Meanings:

“Go Back and Fetch It”

“It Is not Taboo to go Back and fetch what you forgot”

“Learn from the past”

Our Programs and our Values are built on the foundation of the 7 Principles (Nguzo Saba)

Ujamaa (Coope­rative Economics)

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. (The Cycle of Money, Financial Independence, Financial Literacy)

Umoja (Unity) 

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. (Harmonious Relationship)

Kujich­agulia (Self ­Det­erm­ina­tion)         

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves. ( Liberation)

Faith

To have Faith in self , family, community , our people and our nation .

Ujamaa (Coope­rative Economics)

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. (The Cycle of Money, Financial Independence, Financial Literacy)

Ujima (Colle­ctive Work and Respon­sib­ility)

To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together. (Communal Order)

Kuumba (Creat­ivity)

To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. ( Self-efficacy )

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Get in Touch

Phone

Call us at
647-425-5700

Address

1070 Major Mackenzie Drive
PO Box 5042
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 0B7