Photo:Ms. Lois Brown (Former MP) MPP Tom Rakocevic, Emmanuel Duodu, Mr. & Mrs. Hakeem Balogun (Consul-Gen) Maud Tutu-Cole
It was the brainchild of GCAO and the programs to be offered are Youth & Adult, Homework Club, Women Support, and Men Engagement as well as for Seniors. Some services being rendered include Immigration and Settlements, Mentoring & Employment Training, Health Education & Conflict Support, Welfare, as well as Bereavement Support.
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
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Afrofest at Woodbine Beach in Toronto, and Carabram festival in Brampton. Those were just a few of the many exciting events to happen in Toronto and the GTA this summer. After two years of lockdowns and isolation, it was really refreshing to gather in the community again.
However, my excitement was short lived. The Monday after I attended those events, I received a call from a senior in the African community who shared with me some of the challenges that many seniors continue to face because of the pandemic.
The truth of the matter is, the cruel after-effects of the pandemic are still lingering amongst a notable proportion of the population, particularly among seniors, new immigrants, refugees, and single parents. Though “normal” life has returned for many, our most vulnerable have been largely left behind.
As long as I am honored to lead ACSDC, I will not stop advocating on behalf of my community on the continued effects of the pandemic.