Advocates make pitch to province for investment in Alberta’s Black entrepreneurs

Damilare Odumosu remembers the challenges of harvesting palm tree fruit as a kid on his family farm in Lagos, Nigeria. Two decades on, those pain points are the seeds of Odumosu’s latest start-up. CropMind is an Alberta and New Brunswick-based agri-tech company that automates manual processes for orchards with a growing clientele across North America. The enterprise expanded…

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‘They need a safe place’: Africa Centre working to improve tools to address elder abuse

Alberta’s elder abuse resources need to address the specific needs and cultural experiences of seniors of African descent, a local community organization says. Edmonton’s Africa Centre is starting a new initiative to let seniors share their experiences and make sure other organizations and workers that handle cases of elder abuse have the right knowledge and…

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Demand on the rise for Africa Centre’s free counselling services in Alberta

Lisa Cyuzuzo always intended to undergo therapy but the Africa Centre’s mental health clinic made counselling feasible. Launched in January 2021, demand has now tripled at the Africa Centre Mental Health Counselling Clinic where clients can access culturally sensitive therapy for free. “It was just a no-brainer for me, it being free and offering African…

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New Executive Director Announcement

Africa Centre is pleased to announce that Samuel Juru will become our new Executive Director, effective May 22, 2023. Sam will succeed Sharif Haji who is embarking on a political aspiration following four years of leadership at Africa Center.We are grateful for Sharif’s exemplary leadership and invaluable contributions to the Black community as we welcome…

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REAL TALK ON APPLE PODCAST WITH RYAN JESPERSON – DECEMBER 7, 2021 Lawyers Reakash Walters and Joshua Sealy-Harrington along with the Africa Centre’s Sharif Haji discuss the recent verdict in Ahmaud Arbery’s murder, the acquittal in the Ritten House Trial , and $26M awarded in damages.

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Building Safer Communities with Anne Stevenson

An outstanding panel of community activists, including Rajah Maggay, Gurpreet Bolina, Sharif Haji, and Haiqa Cheema, join Anne to talk about a significant safety issue in our city. + Listen Now

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Edmonton’s Africa Centre Youth get Hooked on Fishing

Africa Centre’s mentorship program spent Saturday afternoon at Hermitage Park in Edmonton teaching 50 youth who have never fished before how to drop a line, bait a hook, and what to do with a fish out of water. Despite not catching any fish, participants were enthused to meet in person and test the fishing waters.

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Africa Centre Vaccine Clinics See Big Turnout among North Edmonton Community

Emmanuel Onah, the centre’s project manager, said they have held two clinics at 6770 129 Ave. alongside Alberta Health Services. They plan to hold at least two more in the coming weeks to get shots in the arms of those who can’t make it to other centres. He said they and other community hub clinics…

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Edmonton’s Africa Centre on Helping Youths Find Work

Last week, about 15 teens donned workout gear, headed to their bedrooms or basements, and then logged in to join a virtual physical training session. This isn’t how organizers of Africa Centre’s basketball program planned on restarting practices — but it’s better than nothing at all. + Read more

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