17 First St. W., Elmira ON ON Canada Gibson Park

Hearts Open for Everyone (H.O.P.E.) invites you to the inaugural Multicultural Festival of Elmira, a one-day festival, celebrating diversity in the Waterloo Region, including performances, workshops, art and food. 

Community Bazaar

44 Gaukel St, Kitchener, ON N2G 4P3

The Somali Canadian Association of Waterloo Region invites you to their Community Bazaar. Attend this event to show your support for local small businesses and the celebration of unity in the community. 


2023 Awards of Excellence

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener 30 Fairway Road South Kitchener, ON N2A 2N2

The Congress of Black Women of Canada – Waterloo Region (CBW) and the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) inviting you to the 2023 Awards of Excellence to celebrate the achievements of talented African, Caribbean and Black students in Waterloo community! Purchase your tickets ahead of time on Eventbrite - link:

Interfaith Breakfast 2023 – “Together in Hope”

St George Banquet Hall 665 King Street North Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8

Interfaith Grand River invites you to their Waterloo Region's 48th annual Interfaith Community Breakfast to discuss and engage on issues that interconnect our communities. Get your tickets on Eventbrite

CCAWR Mentorship Program

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region (CCAWR) is launching a 6-week Mentorship program running from October 16th to November 24, 2023. This program aims to connect the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities within the Waterloo Region to create a secure & enriching spaces for success between the mentors and the mentees.

OHRC’s Anti-Black Racism in Education Community Engagement Session – KW

200 King Street West Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Kitchener City Hall

Join the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) for a timely conversation about anti-Black racism in Ontario schools. This is a free event open to all individuals who are interested in understanding and addressing the issue of anti-Black racism in education. 

Afro Empowering Girls Program

Victoria Hills Community Centre

Join African Family Revival Organization at Victoria Hills Community Centre every Fridays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for a session that empowers girls. Sign up using this link

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Parental Presentation

Victoria Hills Community Centre

All the African and Caribbean Parents and youth are welcomed to this information session on Apprenticeship Program. Join the conversation and discover your opportunities for the future.

Elections Matter for the ACB Community

Kitchener Public Library 85 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

Run4OfficeWR invites all the African, Caribbean and Black young adults for a meeting at the Kitchener Public Library to engage about the politics in our Region and be empowered to vote!


6 Princess St W, 46 King St N &, Waterloo, ON N2L 2X8

Catch Origin at Princess Cinema, a film written by Isabel Wilkerson who grapples with tremendous person tragedy as she sets on a path of global investigation and discovery while working on her book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The film times are displayed on the image below, don's miss out!! Purchase your tickets here

Black History Month: Panel Discussion

Join Run4OfficeWR for a Panel discussion on February 4th for Black History Month at Ken Seiling region of Waterloo museum. We are excited to be a part of this huge event organized by the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region. Come and enjoy this in person event featuring performers, children's activities, food, local Black-owned vendors...


Important Dates to Remember

Provincial Elections:

  •     Provincial Election Day: June 2nd 2022
  •     First date to submit nominations: Nominations can be submitted anytime
  •     Last Day to submit nomination by email and such: May 3rd 2022
  •     Last day to submit nomination to local Returning Officer: May 12 2022

Municipal Elections:

  •     1st date to submit candidacy:  May 2nd 2022
  •     Last date to submit candidacy: August 19th 2022, 2pm (also last day to withdraw a candidacy)
  •     Candidates are certified: August 22nd
  •     Municipal Elections: Oct 24th 2022, 10am -8pm (subject to local rules)