The African Canadian Federation of London and Area (ACFOLA) is registered and operates as a Nonprofit organization in the Canadian Province of Ontario. ACFOLA is an organization that serves and advocates for the inclusion, engagement and integration of African Canadians in community life and development of London and area. The Federation also acts as an umbrella organization for several organizations in the London area. The Federation is governed by its 9 volunteer member board of directors who are elected from its individual and association members. The executive committee members are subsequently elected or appointed from members of the board. The current members of the board and/or executive committee with their positions are shown below.
Executive Committee and Board Members
Dr. Melanie Katsivo
The President is entrusted to run the federation with equity, fairness, team work and vision. She works with accountability for the general well-being and advancement of the ACFOLA’s mission. She is responsible for presiding over all General and Annual meetings of the Federation. The president may also serve as ex-officio member of committees and attend their meetings when invited.
The Vice President assists and collaborates with the President in implementing his/ her duties and executes and oversees tasks assigned by the Board or the Executive Committee. The Vice President also presides over meetings if the President is unable to. In the event that the President resigns, the Vice President will then assume his/her responsibilities.
Along with a committee of volunteers, the Youth and Sports Affair Director collaborates and partners with other similar organizations to provide sports and youth programs for families.
Along with volunteers, the Events and Social Development Director oversees the development and execution of events that promote health, education, social issues and culture. He/she collaborates and partners with other events and social development organizations.