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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

President and Chair of Board

Adam is the President/CEO of A & B Print Inc., Smart Choice Communications Inc. and a Community Support Activist.

Vice President

Associate professor in Education at Western University. Her community service centres on improving access, relevance and enjoyment of STEM education.


Melanie Katsivo is a Research Officer as well as Adjunct Research Professor at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. She is passionate about Health Equity and Social Inclusion.

Public Relations Officer

Statistical Assistant at Statistics Canada.Certified in Corporate Communications and Public Relations and London’s first African dance Instructor.


Victor Alade was an international Banker with specialization in Institutional corporate banking then Commercial business banking before becoming a serial entrepreneur in Agriculture, retail, education, import and export.

Board Member

Doctoral candidate at Western University.

Board Member

Tesfai Tecle is an associate member in the African Canadian community who values Respect, Integrity and Perseverance

Board Member

Board Member

Immediate Past President

Mo is dedicated to supporting London’s efforts to build a strong, diverse and engaged labour force.

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