On Saturday, May 21, 2022, the new Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario's Community Resource Hub was opened amid fanfare. The ribbon cutting was made by Ghana Consul General in Toronto, Hon. Mr. Hakeem Balogun and supported by other dignitaries including GCAO officials at 65 Mayall Ave in North York.
The hub will serve as a resource centre to cater to the unique needs of the community. The vision of the hub is to provide unique socio-cultural support, increase awareness, growth, and education for Ghanaian Canadians. The Consul General was full of praise for the leadership of GCAO for such a laudable initiative and hope will go a long way to serve the community at large.
Among the dignitaries who were on hand to support the ribbon- cutting ceremony were Ms. Lois Brown, former Conservative MP, for Newmarket-Aurora and President of Health Partners International, MPP Tom Rakocevic, and our own Marilyn Raphael, Provincial Liberal candidate for Brampton South.
Three kids from the Homework Club charmed the audience as they read aloud eloquently the land acknowledgments. After that, a tour of the hub followed. As part of the program, games and refreshments were served. The hub has rooms for library and computers, consultation and counseling, reception, coaching and mock interview, board, president, and executives. It has a capacity of approximately 100 persons.