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FOR THE PUBLIC.
FOR THE PEOPLE.

ACCEC is a national public affairs organization that promotes and strengthens opportunities for African, Caribbean, Black, and Racialized Communities.

Who We Serve

Addressing barriers and promoting quality of life for African Canadians

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Community-Based Research

We are dedicated to increasing Black Canadian participation in civic engagement, advocacy, community, and leadership to increase life quality and address social inequities.

At-Risk Youth

We serve the most vulnerable youth with complex multi-generational and developmental trauma overrepresented in the justice system. 

Families

We provide immediate and long-term services for women and children fleeing domestic violence/abuse, hate-motivated violence and gender-based violence.

Civic Engagement

We are dedicated to increasing Black Canadian participation in civic engagement, advocacy, community, and leadership to increase life quality and address social inequities. 

IMPACT STORIES

From age 15 to 17, it was the most difficult time for me, causing trouble. I felt as if I couldn't speak my mind, to be able to relate to anyone until I was introduced to ACCEC. I began to believe in myself, my abilities, my potential & my path. I managed to graduate from Edmonton Fire Cadets, graduate high school, be involved in football & rugby, create my own business & seek more opportunities.

What has been done for me: I've returned to my community & offered opportunities to youths facing challenges & I also realize that the young adults want a shot at success just like I did. I have hired young adults to give them a chance to prove themselves so that they can achieve whatever they put their mind to.
- Chris G.
This is not like any other programs because Dunia would take time out of her day to take me to important meetings and helped me and a lot of my friends get into “ employment programs to help us make income. This program helped me see the bigger picture in life and give me a sense of direction because anytime I needed help in my personal life with my Job or family, they were there to help.

When I got released from jail, they helped me get to all my probation meetings on time and Consulting. Right now, I’m working on starting my first business. I’ve managed to create a partnership with a local barbershop that makes about $100,000 in revenue annually, but without the help of Dunia and the ACCEC team, I would not be able to do all of this.
- Edward S.
LATEST NEWS

New Alberta program will help women fight anti-Black, Islamophobic hate crimes in court

The program will help Black women experiencing hate-motivated violence, systemic racism, discrimination, or who are fleeing domestic violence in Alberta, navigate the legal system. 

Partners and Collaborators and Funding

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