While we are an organization serving the interest of the Caribbean heritage community, you do not have to be of Caribbean descent to join us. We are an association of individuals from diverse backgrounds and interests, who share a love for and a deep fascination with the Caribbean culture and heritage. All we ask is that you share our Vision, Values and Objectives.
So, the question remains: why should I join the CCAWR? Well, aside from the tangible benefits of membership, we invite you to community – the sense of value and belonging, of being a part of something bigger than yourself, of caring and sharing and giving back.
As we work to fulfill our Mission and Objectives within the context of our Values and strive to realize our Vision, we invite you to Celebrate the Past, Shape the Present and Dream the Future with us.
Invitations to special events and programs
Receiving annual reports and any other publications of the Association
Active participate in the affairs of the CCAWR, with full voting privileges
Meeting new members of our community
Virtual and face-to-face interactions with people of similar interests
Interacting with and engaging community leaders (business, political, social and cultural)
Promoting Caribbean culture within the broader Waterloo Region and beyond
Involvement in building/contributing to the development of the Waterloo Region
Developing/enhancing your social, cultural and political awareness and skills
Informing the development of policies that affect the Caribbean and broader community (social, cultural, political and economic)
A sense of “giving back” to the community – personal gratification
Advocate and mobilize for the advancement of the interests of the Caribbean community
Networking/entrepreneurial opportunities within the heritage and broader community
Discounted prices (5-10%) for attendance at CCAWR events
Access to CCAWR gift items (swags), membership perks and discounted programs