ABOUT US

The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario Canada is a registered not-for-profit and non-sectarian African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) community organization that supports vulnerable refugees from the African continent with humanitarian assistance to unite as a harmonious community to create a friendly and supportive environment.

We aim at addressing interests of African LGBTIQ+. refugees and other persons in Ontario from the moment they enter the country until they are integrated into the Canadian setting following the IRCC agency of the Canadian Government.

African Centre for Refugees is organizing “ The Africa Canada international Convention on human rights promotion 2023″, which will take place from Friday, 18, August, to Saturday, 19, August 2023, in Toronto, Canada, at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown. You can register: https://aciconvention.ca/registration

PARTNERSHIP

The organization works with other civil society organizations/partners to champion the rights of African L.G.B.T.I.Q. refugees seeking asylum and protection in the Province of Ontario, Canada through Research and Advocacy work powered by our common belief that

“A Better World is Possible.”

OUR VISION:

To create an African L.G.B.T.I.Q. generation of healthy youth proactively involved in the Canadian national transformation.

OUR MISSION:

To promote meaningful African L.G.B.T.I.Q. youth engagement in provincial programming for sustainable development.

OUR GOAL:

To establish a coordinated African L.G.B.T.I.Q. movement in Ontario, Canada.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • To welcome and support all African L.G.B.T.I.Q+ Refugees and other persons in Ontario, Canada.
  • To mobilize more African L.G.B.T.I.Q+ Refugees to help create a coordinated and visible African L.G.B.T.I.Q+ Refugee movement in Ontario, Canada.
  • To rebuild a better future for African L.G.B.T.I.Q+ Refugees and other people by linking them to different innovative programs.

WHAT WE DO

1. New Comer Settlement Program (NSP):

We offer new comers (Refugees) settlement support services to address the barrier of homelessness they face in Canada. Additionally, we assist refugee claimants with completing their applications for asylum as well as other settlement issues.

2. Volunteer Engagement Services

Volunteering is one of the greatest ways that we utilize to open up our organization to the communities to actively participate in its operations through active involvement to ensure the sustainability of the organization. This is an inclusive program that welcomes people from all races, religions, gender, nationalities, sexual orientation, education background and skills.

3. Career Workshops:

We offer career workshops such as financial literacy workshops, language literacy, Resume writing that encourages community partnerships and liaison with employers to integrate the African LGBTIQ+ Refugees and other persons into the workforce. Participation in this program is not restricted by race, religion, gender, nationality, education background, or religion. Everyone is welcome. Check our program schedule about when you can enroll.

Career Workshops:

We offer career workshops such as financial literacy workshops, language literacy, Resume writing that encourages community partnerships and liaison with employers to integrate the African LGBTIQ+ Refugees and other persons into the workforce. Participation in this program is not restricted by race, religion, gender, nationality, education background, or religion. Everyone is welcome. Check our program schedule about when you can enroll.

Conventions:

African Centre for Refugees is organizing “The Africa Canada international Convention on human rights promotion 2023”, which will take place from Friday, 18, August, to Saturday, 19, August 2023, in Toronto, Canada, at Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown. You can register: https://aciconvention.ca/registration

4. Referrals & Information:

We offer basic referral information on health and livelihood especially on Sexual Reproductive Health and Legal Aid since settlement involves all aspects of life.

5. Computer Literacy:

Technology is a significant aspect of Ontario’s fast growing economy and this requires matching Information Communication & Technology literacy skills for efficiency by all African L.G.B.T.I.Q+ Refugees and other persons and this enables them build confidence in using computers. The classes are offered to anyone in the community at no charge, but are limited to 15 participants per session. The training are advertised throughout the community, website and social media pages and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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We are excited to announce that registration for the #ACIconvention23 is now open. Click the link below to be part of the Africa Canada International Convention on Human Rights Promotion, which will take place in Ontario 🇨🇦 from August 18-19, 2023.

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Today is #WorldAIDSDay, a moment to honour over 40 million lives lost to AIDS, take stock of our response, & commit to ending AIDS.

We are not on track to end AIDS by 2030, and the reason is inequality.

But if we #EQUALIZE, we can end AIDS.
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Proud to rise with @maritstiles @JILLSLASTWORD and our 2SLGBTQIA community in memory of the five fallen and 25 injured in the Colorado shooting. Thank you to the @The519 @PrideToronto
for bringing us together in love & light. #RestInPower https://t.co/ZogIY6mjEr

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While at the @InfoDiginty conference,our Executive Director @CNkambwe poses for a photo with over 100 LGBTIQ+ activists working to advance human rights🌍!

As @AfriCentre4Ref ,we pledge to collaborate with and support LGBTIQ+ African refugees in 🇨🇦

@EquitasIntl @Far_Uganda https://t.co/6q5yBqovs3
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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We are standing in solidarity with the people living and affected by HIV #WorldAIDSDay

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The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario-Canada has been part of the Dignity network Round table meeting in Ottawa and thanks to Doug kerr and Rainbow Railroad for organizing the meeting which has brought together activists from all over the world.
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The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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TD Bank through The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario-Canada are recruiting diverse candidates who have potential skills in banking to join their team. Please send your resume at africancentre4refugees@gmail.com before 12th/09/2022.

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The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario-Canada in partnership with the Institute for Change Leaders are inviting you to apply for a free Leadership training which will enhance the abilities of African LGBTIQ Refugees in Ontario who want to make a change in there communities

The participants will learn to lead and take action against Homophobia and advocate for a safe environment and bring systemic change. The training will start on 13th/September and thanks to the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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SE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR NEWCOMERS IN CANADA. A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: T.D BANK AND ALLIANCE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AIDS PREVENTION FOR THE SUPPORT.
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
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On the 23rd/July/2022, The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario-Canada hosted her First Annual National Conference for Newcomers in Canada. We registered 150 participants representing different countries. The discussions were focused on fostering strategic partnerships and collaboration in provision of quality and equitable immigration services by various actors.

The theme of the conference was; "Harnessing Canadian Immigration opportunities for Social, Economic Integration for immigrants in the covid-19 pandemic era"

The event was blessed to have Kristyn Wong-Tam as our guest of Honor who is a Provincial Member of Parliament and she was excited to have met this diverse audience of people across the world.

A very big special thank you to our sponsors: TD-BANK, Alliance for South Asian Aids Prevention and The 519 for the support towards our conference.

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