Citizens for the Advancement of Community
A Registered Charitable Organization that ensure consistent and on-going community-based learning, social inclusion, safe and healthy communities with a strong focus on high priority neighbourhoods.
Our Vision is that youth in the community are empowered to develop their potential, live healthy lives, becoming safe, self-reliant, spiritual, and active in their community as citizens and leaders.
Our Mission is to ensure that CACD provides effective programs and services to youth for character and skills development, leadership, and active citizenship.
To provide preventative, positive life strategies to dissuade youth from making negative choices that may lead to violence and contact with the criminal justice system.
To activate the dormant potential of communities at risk, to facilitate full self-actualization, to dramatically enhance the quality of life of the citizenry and to once again connect-up the relations, exemplars and educators that once participated in community formation.
Building Character Communities – creativity, integrity, faith, prudence, respect, tolerance!!
Operates with a philosophy that “youth at risk” are not defined by gender, colour or creed; integration and diversity are of the essence.
We are non-culture specific and serve “at risk” youth in general but we are presently placing some emphasis on youth from the Black/Afro-Canadian community due to numerous researches that show this community as having an extremely high needs rate.