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 (L.G.B.T.I.Q.) 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 L.G.B.T.I.Q. refugees 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.

Our organization is a place of consultation as well as mutual encouragement and support for the L.G.B.T.I.Q. people by L.G.B.T.I.Q. people.

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 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 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.

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 L.G.B.T.I.Q Refugees into the workforce.

4. Referals & 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 ICT literacy skills for efficiency by all African L.G.B.T.I.Q Refugees and this enables them build confidence in using computers.

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2020 STEINERT & FEREIRRO AWARD WINNER

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350 trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last year. 98% of those murdered globally were trans women or trans feminine people;
62% of murdered trans people whose occupation is known were sex workers https://t.co/3fVJ40jAJu

#TDoR #TDoR2020 https://t.co/QKDDXdDLyF

We are proudly the winners of the STEINERT and FERREIRO AWARD 2020 for the great work we are doing in greater Toronto Area for #LGBTIQ+ refugees. @YouthDeliver @ocasi_psi @SumitAndTheCity @CNkambwe https://t.co/kvVqZBLiUS

THW WINNER TAKES IT ALL: We present to you our Cheque of $10,000 we have won at the CLGCC Awards in partnership with The Community One Foundation which is Canada's largest cash prize in recognition of LGBTIQ+2 leadership. https://t.co/30iO5iir3e
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada is in Toronto, Ontario.
Toronto, Ontario
COMMUNITY ZOOM MEETING !!!!!

ORGANIZER: AFRICAN CENTRE FOR REFUGEES IN ONTARIO-CANADA
CO-HOST: ONTARIO COUNCIL FOR AGENCIES SERVING IMMIGRANTS ( OCASI)

TOPICS TO DISCUSS:

1. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OCASI.

2. SERVICES OFFERED BY OCASI TO NEWCOMERS.

3. OTHER INNITIATIVES AT OCASI.

4. ACCESS TO SAFE HOUSING, FURNITURE BANKS AND FOOD BANKS DURING THE COVID-19 ERA.

5. INFORMATION SESSION(COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT)

Time: Nov 28, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
We join the rest of the world in engaging stakeholders, governments, families and religious leaders in eliminating gender based violence globally. Refugees face a lot of GBV to an extent that they are left with no choice but to seek asylum in other countries. #LGBTIQS #16Days #Orangetheworld.
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario-Canada stands with the rest of the World in commemorating the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2020, We honor the lives taken by acts of transphobic violence around the World and celebrate those fighting for the safety and dignity of trans people. Let us end all forms of violence and discrimination against trans and gender diverse people together.
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
2020 STEINERT & FEREIRRO AWARD WINNER
We are humbled to present to you Christopher Nkambwe the 2020 Steinert & Fereirro award winer for the tremendous work among the LGBTIQ+ communities in the greater Toronto area. We are so proud for your efforts and we encourage the public to reach out for any support in regards to the LGBTIQ+ refugees and newcomers issues. www.africancentre4refugees.org Community One Women Deliver OCASI
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
And the 2020 Steinert and Ferreiro Award Winner is Christopher Nkambwe from The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario Canada together with a cash award of $10,000 CAD. We are so delighted for this opportunity. We shall keep you posted on more updates.
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
The African Centre For Refugees in Ontario-Canada
We are live now please watch to support us as nominees for the Awards. Finger 🤞🏽 crossed.

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