The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations (Toronto) – AJAA is a charitable umbrella organization comprised of forty (40) Toronto-based alumni associations affiliated with educational institutions in Jamaica. AJAA was organized in 1988, and since then it has been involved in administering the educational activities of alumni associations in Toronto.
To provide guidance and financial assistance to students from the Jamaican educational system in integrating them into the Canadian education system, and to provide support to Jamaican Alumni Associations in Toronto.
Black Health Alliance
The Black Health Alliance (BHA) is a non-profit, community-based corporation consisting of community organizations, health and social service professionals, and community members working in partnership to reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes and promote health and well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada, emphasizing the broader determinants of health, including racism.
Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development (CACD)
Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development (CACD) is a registered not-for-profit organization that works with the community to develop and transform the lives of youth in “high priority” neighbourhoods. CACD believes in consistent and on-going community based learning, social inclusion for diverse populations including newcomers to Canada to create safe and healthy communities. To this end, CACD offers various seminars and workshops such as the After School Program for children ages 10 to 13 and the Leadership, Mentoring, Money Management, Entrepreneurship, Life Skills programs for the age group 14 to 18 which work to empower the youth by offering them a skill set that would allow them to ascend the circumstances of their immediate condition. We believe such skills and resources allow the youth reach their full potential, live healthy lives, become safe, self-reliant and active in their community as citizens and leaders.
The association has also awarded several college and university students scholarships in our community here in Canada.
Founded in 1978, the Ontario Black History Society is the organization in Canada that is at the forefront in the celebration of Black history and heritage with a demonstrated record in the study, preservation and promotion of Black history in Ontario.
The Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage. The Society aims to foster public interest and encourage the interest of Black History through: recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation,
How does a group of caring individuals combine their love for children and the importance of early childhood education? They create an organization called Project for Advancement of Childhood Education (Canada), or simply P.A.C.E. (Canada). This group adopts early childhood institutions in Jamaica and Canada, offers scholarships and bursaries to student teachers, facilitates teacher training and development, donates school supplies to children and schools, and sees to the overall development of the critical age group, 3-6 years. In carrying out its mandate, P.A.C.E. (Canada) has introduced several initiatives, namely: The Adopt-a-School Program – a minimum CDN$1 per day is required for the adoption of a school; The Family Health and Parenting Program; One Laptop per Child Initiative; A Music Program in Western Jamaica; The Workbooks for Schools Initiative; Tech de Bus – a mobile computer lab.
The mission of The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is to serve the community as a recognized voluntary agency that endeavours to optimize the quality of life for individuals and families with sickle cell disease.
Tropicana Community Services is a Toronto-based multi-service organization that provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. We currently serve 22,000 clients each year, offering services such as counseling, childcare, educational and employment services, and youth development programs. Tropicana serves the community from six sites in east Toronto: Head Office, the Scarborough Youth Resource Centre, Alternative Youth Resource Centre, two Children of Tomorrow Daycare Centres and the Kennedy-Eglinton ProTech Media Centre. In February 2012, we secured our own building – the Centre of Excellence – which will house our integrated services.
The Walk Good walk-a-thon will benefit the 22,000 children, youth and adults we serve by supporting our more than 30 programs.