Solidarity

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN BIPOC YOUTH LIVES

About Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development

CACD is a Registered Charitable Organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of BIPOC between the ages of 10-24.

VISION

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.

MISSION

To ensure that CACD provides effective programs and services to youth for character and skills development, leadership, and active citizenship.

MANDATE

To offer life strategies and interventions to children and youth in order to enhance resiliency and decrease risk by providing additional socio emotional support, academic development, skill building and community outreach in a safe and supportive environment with caring adults

PURPOSE

  • EMPOWER youth through leadership training and mentoring programs designed to develop the skills necessary for success and social integration

  • EDUCATE and foster community awareness through workshops on life skills, and crime prevention.

  • SUPPORT those in need through counselling, employment training, and workshops in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, resume assistance and interview preparation.

  • INTEGRATE all members of the community through teaching the understanding and acceptance of all the groups that enrich Canada’s diverse cultural landscape.

AIM

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.

VALUE

Building Character Communities – creativity, integrity, faith, prudence, respect, tolerance.

 
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