Get Involved

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.

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