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 Black History Month Launch -
Sunday 4th February 2024

Join us for the exciting launch of Black History Month 2024 at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum! This FREE in-person event celebrates the rich history and contributions of the Black community.

Get ready for a day filled with informative exhibits, engaging discussions, and captivating performances.Discover the untold stories of Black trailblazers who have shaped our society. Immerse yourself in interactive displays that showcase their achievements and highlight the struggles they overcame.

Engage in thought-provoking conversations with renowned speakers and community leaders as they share their insights on the importance of Black history.

Experience the vibrant culture through live performances featuring talented musicians, dancers, and other exciting performances. Be prepared to be moved by their passion and creativity as they bring the spirit of Black history to life.Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to celebrate and honor the contributions of the Black community. Mark your calendars for the Black History Month Launch 2024 at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum!

Black History Month 2024

Join the CCAWR, our community and sponsors, as we celebrate Black History Month 2024, recognizing Black History, Black Heritage and Black Achievement.

Featuring local artistes and speakers, we will Celebrate, Educate and Advocate in Waterloo Region!

February 2024
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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