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Ron Cunningham announced as one of Toronto's Game Changers by Jamaica60

Congratulations to Ron Cunningham, our very own CEO and Founder of CACD, for being announced as one of 35 of Toronto's Game Changers by Jamaica60! Toronto Game Changers recognizes some of the most influential and impactful next-generation and senior leaders of Jamaican heritage in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

Jamaica60 is preparing to celebrate Jamaica's 60th anniversary of independence on August 6th and this year's theme is "Reigniting a Nation for Greatness". Ron will be recognized as a Jamaican for his contributions to the community of Toronto. To learn more, please visit the link below.

Congratulations Ron!

TORONTO GAME CHANGERS Ron Cunningham CEO of Citizens for The Advancement of Community Deve

Lincoln Alexander Day

21 January has been celebrated as Lincoln Alexander Day across Canada since 2015. Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, lieutenant-governor of Ontario, member of Parliament, lawyer and public servant.

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Help CACD Raise Some Dough!

Our partners at Boston Pizza at Square One hosted a Special Fundraiser to help CACD as we trudge to help these vulnerable minority youth in our


Prime Minister’s Award Recipient – Rachel Luke

Rachel Luke, a Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development (CACD) Board of Director and recipient of the Prime Minister’s Teaching Excellence Award for 2020. 


Ron Cunningham receives the Afroglobal Award for Community Excellence

Congrats to Ron Cunningham for receiving the African Global Award

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International Decade for People of African Descent

On November 27, 2021, a day-long celebration in support of the UN General Assembly Proclamation that 2015 to 2024 to be the International Decade for People of African Descent, with the theme “People of African descent:recognition, justice and development”. 


Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s.


Covid - 19 Update

In the past weeks, community organizations have moved quickly to align their operations with government recommendations and public health measures developed to constrain the spread of COVID-19, resulting in an the suspension of non-essential programs and services.

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