Reasons to Get Involved
- To create an opportunity for those that care about African Canadian culture and to explore and celebrate this history
- To address the systemic structural unemployment, of 40% of African- Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and indeed across Canada
- To create 2,000 + cultural jobs with 500 jobs specifically earmarked for at -risk youth recruited from 13 Priority Neighbourhoods
- Equally important is the opportunity to help all Canadians see how central African-Canadian history is for all of us. The museum will use African Canadian history and culture as a lens to view what it means to be a "Canadian"
- Additionally, the museum will use African-Canadian history and arts as a means to help all Canadians see how their stories, their histories, and their cultures are shaped and informed by international and historical considerations- and how the struggle of African-Canadians has impacted freedom struggles around the world
- AfriCana Village will be a 21st century destination and institution, it will be a place of collaboration. We must be a truly national and global destination and museum that reaches beyond Toronto to engage new audiences and to collaborate with the myriad of museums and educational institutions both nationally and internationally
- The National Museum of African-Canadian History and Arts should be a place of meaning, of memory, of reflection, of laughter, and of hope. It should be a guiding light that reminds us of what we were; what challenges we still face; and point us towards what we can become
We will be calling on you and counting on you to champion and petition the Canadian government to grant AfriCana Village & Museum 40+ plus acres of land in Toronto’s Portlands.
Send us a message thru Contact Us- we will keep you abreast of developments as we move forward. We will be calling on you at the appropriate time.
In the interim keep your powder dry.