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Edmontonians Step up to keep Food Bank open at Africa Centre

March 13, 2021

Servus Credit Union offered to help after reading about the food bank’s unique Service that provides culturally appropriate food to clients. Food hampers are tailor-made for each family whether it’s injera, an Ethiopian fermented flatbread, or turtle beans, popular in the Caribbean. + Read more 

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Edmonton’s Africa Centre on Helping Youth Find Work

February 25, 2021

Kusi Ampofo with Edmonton’s Africa Centre joined Global News at Noon to speak about how a national grant is helping local people develop their employment skills.  

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Edmonton’s Africa Centre on Black History Month

February 6, 2021

Alberta is home to the third-largest Black population in the country. February is Black History Month. Kim Smith spoke with Sharif Haji, Executive Director at the Africa Centre in Edmonton.

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Africa Centre now offering ‘Black-focused’ Counselling Services

February 1, 2021

Edmonton’s Africa Centre has partnered with United Way and Alberta Black Therapists Network to offer Free Counselling Services. The program is the first of its kind in Western Canada, because it’s free and it’s Black focused. + Read the Full Article

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Africa Centre needs your Help Providing Culturally Relevant Food Hampers to Edmontonians

January 29, 2021

More and more people in Edmonton are using food banks, but not every culture enjoys the same staples. The Africa Centre is helping provide culturally relevant food hampers but it needs your help to keep the program going.

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Realities Keep Changing: New Africa Centre to Transform Old School Site

December 8, 2019

The old Wellington school site in north Edmonton is undergoing transformation as the Africa Centre is poised to rise in its place. Between the time the 13160 127 St. junior high school was shuttered in 2005 and the building was demolished in 2016, Edmonton’s Africa Centre had been operating out of the rundown structure, offering…

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