(MPP, York South-Weston)
(Community Opportunities and Mobilization)
MR. MOSES MAWA
(Group Chairman & President)
The Black History Month is a special time to bring focuses and attention to the experiences, achievements and contributions of people of African descent in Canada. This year African Canadian Social Development Council (ACSDC)celebrated Black History month with the theme: "Breaking Barriers-Contribution of Continental Africans". The event which was celebrated in person and in Zoom across Canada was held on Saturday February 26, 2022 at 5145 Steeles Avenue, Toronto.
WHO WE ARE
The African-Canadian Social Development Council (ACSDC) is a non-for-profit organization based in Toronto. ACSDC is the umbrella organization for all African-Canadian community agencies and African-Canadian cultural organizations that provide services to the African-Community in Ontario.
ACSDC was registered in 2002 with a current membership of eighty-seven(87) organizations.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
D) Relief Aid Services
We have full-time staff and we are located at:
4250 Weston Road, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M9L 1W9
Tel: (416) 532-2273
Fax: (416) 740-4652
PRESIDENT’S DESKMr. Kabu Asante
Life seems to be returning to normal in Ontario as few COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. Social activities that were dormant are coming back to life. The economy is on a rebound, and all small businesses are finally allowed to open their doors. It must be remembered, however, that many of the businesses in the African com munity are struggling immensely.
It is a well-known fact that most businesses, organizations, and agencies in the African community were not receiving adequate, equitable support from all levels of government prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We must consider then that the pandemic-recovery plan for the African-Canadian community needs to be unique.
Let me share my fear with you. In a couple of years, the pandemic will have died down, and the world’s attention will shift to new challenges. However, social and economic disparities will likely affect and suppress the African-Canadian community even more so than before in the aftermath of the pandemic. What do we do then?
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