Connecting Communities Through Culture and Collaboration

The Canadian Caribbean Association of Waterloo Region is a community non-profit organization that fosters cultural exchange, provides youth scholarships and mentorship programs, and connects the Caribbean diaspora through cultural events

2024 CCAWR

Attention all High School Graduates and Post-Secondary Students! The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) is excited to announce scholarship opportunities for students of Caribbean heritage who are planning to attend University or College this September.

Deadline: 15th July 2024

Caribana Ignite 2024

'Caribana Ignite' is set to light up the city of kitchener with a kaleidoscope of colors, music, and flavors from the Caribbean. 🎨🎶

23 - 24 August 2024

Become a Vendor / Volunteer - Caribana Ignite 2024!

Interested in selling your wares at Caribana Ignite 2024 or volunteering?

Community Building

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Persons of Distinction

The CCAWR initiated the Persons of Distinction ceremony to honour individuals who have contributed to the region and the community in a meaningful way.

Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and remember the people and events in the history of the African diaspora who have contributed to the development of the Canadian society. Look out for upcoming events in your area.

Family Brunch

The CCAWR Family Brunch is one of the main fundraiser events for the organizations Scholarship Program. It is an annual event usually held in June and is hosted by the CCAWR to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. The event offers great entertainment, food, features a guest speaker, and of course a time to meet up with some old friends.

Awards of Excellence

The Awards of Excellence presentation ceremony is usually held in September, at which time all awardees are presented with their scholarships. The CCAWR Scholarship Fund was started in 2002 and provides tuition awards to students of Caribbean heritage in the Waterloo Region community as they move ahead to university or college. The award has steadily grown from $500 to $1,5000 over the years, and we will be undertaking new initiatives that increase the level award.

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