AGM AND A CALL FOR NOMINATION

AGM POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE

Due to a death in the Ethiopian Community, an ACFOLA member, and the funeral planned for tomorrow, the Board is postponing the AGM for a later date.

 

Dear Members:

The ACFOLA Director of Election would like to fill the following  vacancies for serving at Board of Directors of ACFOLA.

1. Public Relation and Communications Director( Open for association members)

2. Employment and Settlement Affairs Director( Open for female individual members)

3. Events and Social Development Affairs Director( Open for any individual member).

4. Secretary (Open for female individual member)

5. Research and Proposal Development Director( Open for Associations)

These vacancies will be filled at the rescheduled Annual General Meeting(AGM) that will be announced soon.

All NOMINATIONS, ACCEPTANCE AND SECONDING must be done by members( COPRPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL) who are in good standing up to the year 2017.

You can pay your membership fee by writing a cheque payable to ACFOLA or making and an e-transfer to accounts@acfola.ca.

You can also submit your nomination to the Director of Elections at election@acfola.ca

You can also complete the nomination, acceptance and seconding online.

To nominate…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH0835FO3duqsEMnoHHRz6zYYUbMiboid1H1LvY98-tPBITA/viewform

To accept…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyfrovCDA9MIuBiMdLrj8MSbKeHJeOOAWTjmpDmXYk-rmG2A/viewform

To second…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRCLRwDZsxtkPSzZH_TsffhVbSV1ipQSfKdKCIO6GBpNGFsA/viewform

Please refer articles 17.5, 17.6 & 17.8 of the Constitution that relate to each vacancy.

Director of Elections
election@acfola.ca
ACFOLA

ACFOLA GALA

Due to an unavoidable circumstance, our Gala will be reschedule to some other future date that will be announced soon. The new date will be posted soon!

Women’s Caucus

A Message from the Women’s caucus

Did you know about streaming in high school? Do you want your child to succeed in post-secondary education? What if there are a few things you can do now to increase the success of your child. Come to this workshop to learn:

• University/college streams are determined by course selection in high school.
• Having the right information can determine if your child can pursue post-secondary education.
• We will be giving free workshops on streaming and other important aspects of the school system.
• We will provide information parents need to ensure their children to take the right academic path to succeed.
• These workshops will take place in various communities across the city targeting the African-Canadian population specifically.
• They will be held within the month of February as the high school course selection process for the Fall semester takes place in March.

Current Workshop place: ACFOLA, 205 HORTON STREET, LONDON, ONTARIO, B6B 1K7
Time: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Refreshments will be provided.

For more info please contact womens_caucus@acfola.ca

 

WFBP-ACFOLA

ACFOLA-WFBP

BLACK YOUTH IN SCIENCE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

We are looking for Mentees!

Are you a high-school student interested in science university  program? Do you have goals STEM programs? If so, sign-up to participate in our student-run mentorship program.

The program consists of 5 two-hour long sessions held at
Western University from February to March 2018.

Organized by Western Future Black Physicians.

 

The Dec 23,2017 SGM has been postponed.

Dec 23,2017 SGM Postponed.

Dear Members:

The SGM that was planned for the 23rd of Dec, 2017 for the purposes of filling three board positions has been postphoned for Jan 2018. The planned SGM could not be done according to the plan due to the lack of submissions for candidacy. Still ACFOLA’s Director of Election would like to fill the following three vacancies at Board of Directors of ACFOLA.

1. Public Relation and Communications Director( Open for association members). All associations can compete for this position.
2. Employment and Settlement Affairs Director( Open for female individual members)
3. Events and Social Development Affairs Director( Open for any individual member).

These vacancies will be filled in early 2018 by a specifically called SGM that will be announced for January, 2018.

Until then, NOMINATION, ACCEPTANCE AND SECONDING must be done by members( COPRPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL) who are in good standing up to the year 2017. You can pay your membership fee by writing a cheque payable to ACFOLA or make e-transfer to accounts@acfola.ca using your online banking.

You can also complete the nomination, acceptance and seconding online. You do not need to download, print, scan and send papers to the office.

To nominate…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH0835FO3duqsEMnoHHRz6zYYUbMiboid1H1LvY98-tPBITA/viewform

To accept…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyfrovCDA9MIuBiMdLrj8MSbKeHJeOOAWTjmpDmXYk-rmG2A/viewform

To second…https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRCLRwDZsxtkPSzZH_TsffhVbSV1ipQSfKdKCIO6GBpNGFsA/viewform

Please refer articles 17.5, 17.6 & 17.8 of the Constitution that relate to each vacancy.

Director of Elections
election@acfola.ca
ACFOLA

SGM DEC. 23, 2017

A CALL FOR NOMINATION

Dear Members:
ACFOLA Director of Election would like to fill the following three vacancies at Board of Directors of ACFOLA.

1. Public Relation and Communications Director( Open for association members)

2. Employment and Settlement Affairs Director( Open for female individual members)

3. Events and Social Development Affairs Director( Open for any individual member).

These vacancies will be fill at a Special General Meeting(SGM) that will be held on December 23, 2017 (at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg, 239 Clarence Street).

All NOMINATIONS, ACCEPTANCE AND SECONDING must be done by members( COPRPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL) who are in good standing up to the year 2017. You can pay your membership fee by writing a cheque payable to ACFOLA.

The deadline for these nominations is Dec 11, 2017 and you can submit your nomination to the Director of Elections at election@acfola.ca

You can also complete the nomination, acceptance and seconding online.

To nominatehttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfH0835FO3duqsEMnoHHRz6zYYUbMiboid1H1LvY98-tPBITA/viewform

To accepthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyfrovCDA9MIuBiMdLrj8MSbKeHJeOOAWTjmpDmXYk-rmG2A/viewform

To secondhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRCLRwDZsxtkPSzZH_TsffhVbSV1ipQSfKdKCIO6GBpNGFsA/viewform

Please refer articles 17.5, 17.6 & 17.8 of the Constitution that relate to each vacancy.

 

Director of Elections
election@acfola.ca

ACFOLA
2ND FLOOR Clarence Street, London, ON, Canada
London, ON N6B 1K7
Canada

 

Digital Storytelling for Youth

 Unearthing the Story of African Community in London.

ACFOLA, funded by the Government of Ontario, is pleased to announce that it is going to start a youth project entitled “Unearthing the Story of African Community in London.”

This project will engage the youth (Grade 9-12) in story gathering, interviewing and editing using digital media to curate stories that merit wider audience. There are so many African stories of achievements that show overcoming of successive odds and obstacles that need to be unearthed and shared within the African Community and the society at large. To do this, there is no better way than involving the youth, the next generation, especially at the high school age bracket, to implement this project. This project would give the youth a close-up knowledge and experience of the lived and surmounted challenges by great African achievers. The project will result in the development of important skills that encompass, planning, organizing, critical thinking, communicating, writing, presenting, interviewing and editing using the medium of digital media. We are confident the youth would take this opportunity and the ones that are screened for this project will be compensated fairly for their time at $13.00 per hour.

Now we call all our members and supporters to encourage the youth to apply for this project.
In addition, we ask all members (association and individuals) to identify VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWEES who have exemplary stories, stories of success against all odds, to be interviewed by the youth. The volunteer interviewees are the achievers–women, business-owners, professionals, athletes, executives, students, seniors, scholars and others– within our communities. Let us identify them and share and document their unique stories.

Please send your interests to info@acfola.ca with the subject line: DIGITAL STORYTELLING.

Deadline for Youth applicants has been extended to December 1, 2017.
Deadline for Volunteer Interviewees has been extended to December 5, 2017.
ACFOLA
www.acfola.ca
info@acfola.ca

 

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The second rescheduled Annual General Meeting(AGM) will be on February 25, 2017( at 2 PM at Pathways Bldg 239 Clarence Street) to elect a new 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body.

A VOLUNTEER  Director of Elections for the AGM as per Article 20 of the ACFOLA Constitution will:

  • Develop the process of electing 9 members of the Board of Directors, 3 members of the Judiciary and 3 members of the Audit body; as per articles 17, 18 & 19 of the ACFOLA Constitution
  • Declare all positions vacant and issue a call for nominees to fill all the positions
  • Vet the candidates as per provisions in articles 17, 18 & 19 of the Constitution
  • Oversee the Elections
  • Declare the winners and install all the officers into office

Please refer TO the Constitution of ACFOLA on our website, http://www.acfola.ca/about/constitution-of-acfola/

Office of the Secretary
ACFOLA