The vision of ACIRT is to bring together all Ivorians around the construction of a strong, prosperous, and integrated community in the Greater Toronto Area.
The values of the ACIRT were set out during the first meeting of the Executive Committee in July 2018, under the inspiration of the first elected President Justin Diédé. These major values, five in number, increased to 6 in 2020 taking work into account and which should guide collaboration within the Executive Committee and in the context of relations between members, are as follows: .
To meet today's challenges, we must position ourselves through our rigor in work as a strong, edified, and dynamic community.
RESPECT:All members must maintain respect and consideration for each other in the context of interactions within the association.
TRUST:All members must cultivate relationships based on establishing and strengthening trust, a guarantee of solidarity and cohesion.
TRANSPARENCY:The association considers transparency and account-ability as key principles that guide its actions. This transparency is essential to maintain the trust of members and partners.
EFFICIENCY (IN ACTION):The focus on the results of the activities is crucial for the association. It is through concrete results that the association plans to strengthen public confidence in its actions.
HOW LARGE IS YOUR ORGANIZATION?Our organization covers about 17 cities including GTA with about 1800 members.
ACHIEVEMENT:• School grant for grade 12 student • Food bank • COVID clinic vaccination • Tutoring program • Entrepreneurs' day etc.
CHALLENGES:• Reaching all families • Supporting newcomers • Financial resources • Place to gather and meet
GOALS FOR THE ORGANIZATION:• Put in place a community office place • Reach all families •Offer assistance to newcomers (job, housing, health)
From left – (Ambassador of Ivory Coast in Canada, Bafetiqué Ouatara, ACIRT Vice President-Didier Koffi, ACIRT Tressuer Kouame Laurent, Carole Gballou, Ambassador Council Adou Julien, Secretary General Assistant Olivier Togba, and Jonas Bollou-ACIRT IT Manager.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING:We have our traditional BBQ during the summer and a Gala to close the year in December.