Cultural Diversity Tuesdays

The London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) proudly presents Cultural Diversity Tuesdays. We will be featuring a Speaker Series in 2015 on diversity and culture, highlighting personal experiences or perspectives. Learn about cultural differences, why sometimes cultures clash, why some situations are humorous and others serious.

On November 24th, Gaurab Tewari, human rights activist and international development consultant will highlight the story of the “Rohingyas: The Forgotten and Persecuted Minority of Myanmar-Burma”.

Additional dates for our upcoming Cultural Diversity Tuesdays will be announced soon. This series is provided by the Intercultural Services and Resources department at CCLC.

LMCA 2015 Gala-Helping Syrian Refugees

Dear All Friends and All Community Leaders,

London Multicultural Community Association is Celebrating the 4th Anniversary. You and Your Community are cordially invited to the LMCA Celebration Gala 2015. This year we are having the gala at
The Polish Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Door open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm, Cash Bar open and Dance after Dinner.

Save the date.  Together, we are going to make this year’s celebration gala more meaningful – Helping Syrian Refugees by joining the gala.

All proceed after expenses will go to help Syrian Refugees.

This year’s features including:

Keynote speaker,

Sing your heart out Karaoke,
Dance after dinner.

For Info and/or Reserve tickets for yourself and/or for your community,
Please call 519-702-1384 or email:
Posters will be sent out later.
$30 – Ticket
$300 – Table of 10 seats, Your name or organization’s name will be print on every table menu.
Please, let your friends and your community know and come to the gala singing and dancing for a good cause.
Best regards,
Alex Tang
London Multicultural Community Association

ACFOLA Health and Safety Fair

The Employment and Settlement Committee of the African Canadian Federation of London and Area (ACFOLA) invites you to our first annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will be held in the Labatt Lounge and Market Hall on the mezzanine of the Covent Garden Market at 130 King Street in downtown London. The community at large is welcome to participate in this event.
Objectives of the Fair include:
• To increase health awareness and disease prevention in the community by providing health screenings, educational information and related activities
• To connect the African community to health services and resources
• To increase awareness of local, provincial and national health services and resources
• To motivate African  participants to make healthy, positive changes in their behaviour
• To teach self-care practices


Harvest of Hope Dinner

Educate The children invites you to a special event taking place on Saturday,
October 24, 2015 at St. Paul’s Cathedral Great Hall, 472 Richmond St.
London, ON, from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Please come out and support us as we strive to help rural students in
Nigeria get a much needed education.
If you are unable to attend, please consider making a tax
deductible donation to Educate the Children and/or share the poster with
your friends, family and colleagues.

Tickets: $40 per person or $315 per table of 8
*advanced tickets only 


African Women’s Group Drop-In

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A program for immigrant and newcomer women that offers a place of community.  It’s three main objectives are: reducing barriers that women face through the process of integration; increasing immigrant women’s experiences of inclusion and support; and, building leadership capacity for immigrant women. The program also enables women to promote their own health and the health of other women through mutual support.

 The group is open to all women of African origin (age 25+) looking to meet other women, become active and increase connection to and involvement in their community. Through the group, they also have opportunity for peer mentorship (learn and share experiences) and learning to better manage their health.

Discover Policing

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The London Police Service would like to invite anyone who would like to learn about a career in policing.

A special invitation to visibly diverse and female members of the community and their families to attend this informative event.   Police officers from diverse backgrounds will be on hand to provide their personal stories about their “Journey” into policing.
This event is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to learn about a career in policing and answer questions of interest regarding the recruiting process, including but not limited to physical fitness testing, training and career opportunities with our Service.  Tours of the police station will be available and the opportunity to speak one-on-one with members of the London Police Service to discover why we love what we do!!!

One Vision One Voice

Changing the world child welfare system  for African Canadians

One Vision One Voice is a project of the African Canadian community, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. The project is guided by a Steering Committee comprised of individuals and agency representatives from the African Canadian community. A Reference Group made up primarily of African Canadian CAS staff also provides guidance and support to the project. Children’s Aid Society of London & Middlesex is proud to be part of the Reference Group.

The project currently is in the Research Phase, which includes:

  • Literature review
  • Best practice review
  • Province-wide consultations with the African Canadian community, held throughout Toronto, the regions of Peel, York and Durham, and the cities of Windsor, Hamilton, (London: October 5, 6pm-9pm, Crouch Library) and Ottawa from September through to November
  • Survey of CAS frontline staff.

This research will explore what the literature and data indicates about the over-representation of African-descent children in child welfare.

A key part of this project is province-wide consultations with the African Canadian community to hear directly from parents and youth who were formerly involved with the CAS, foster and kin parents, service providers, advocates, educators, social workers, and anyone else who cares about how Ontario’s child welfare system affects African Canadians.

The Research Report will be shared with the field and public early in 2016. The research will provide the foundation for the Practice Framework to guide how child welfare services are provided to African Canadian families throughout the province.

Hearing directly from the community will help bring to the surface the experiences of African Canadian children and families with child welfare and will help us understand how child welfare services need to change to better serve the community.

The full consultation schedule and information for registration can be found at

Sunfest Concert: Krar Collective from Ethiopia

Sunfest opens its 2015- 2016 Concert Season with the Krar Collective from Ethiopia (now residing in London, England). The Krar Collective serves up a colourful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves. led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former student of Ethiojazz legend Mulatu Astatke, Krar Collective perform a rootsy yet contemporary take on traditional music from Ethiopia based on other-worldly modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The traditional acoustic krar lyre is associated with the azmari minstrel tradition; electrified, in the hands of Zeleke it becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar. Accompanied just by traditional kebero drums and fronted by stunning vocals, Krar Collective with a minimal line up create a surprisingly full band sound, leading them to be dubbed ‘The Ethiopian White Stripes’

Focus on Success

This event is designed to assist small businesses to “Focus on Success”. Every company registered will have an opportunity to talk about their business and services while interacting with other owners and the public. It will be great opportunity to network and bring in new business. There will be a chartered accountant speaking on proper accounting practices for small business owners and a broker to answer finance questions. Prizes will be drawn for throughout the day. Tables are limited so early registration is recommended.

Register here: