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WIBCAs Maasai Mentoring Group – Register today!

Maasai Mentoring Group is a Mentorship program for Black young men between the age of 7-18 yrs with the goal of creating a positive space assisting with placing participants in the best position possible for future success.  The mentorship program will incorporate leadership, skills training, podcasting, gaming, mentoring, book club, music, poetry, health & wellness, journaling, photography and much more. 

The guidance provided by this initiative will inspire the next generation to impact their own lives, their families and their community. These participants will soon become leaders and role models sustaining the project for multiple generations

Maasai Mentoring Group has been produced in partnership with Svens Telemaque.  Svens is a self-directed, compassionate, dedicated young professional. He is service-focused with a genuine
interest in fostering children’s cognitive and social growth. He also has a strong commitment to serving the welfare of others by providing support and resources to the high-risk and disadvantaged population at large. He has a proven ability to establish exceptional rapport, trust and loyalty with clients across diverse cultural lines. He is highly-polished communicator with demonstrated interpersonal qualities.

Register here

Contact admin@wibca.org or 514.683.3925 for more information.

Black Girls Gather – A WIBCA Book Club have been nominated for the Gala Dynastie’s Initiative Of The Year Award!

 
Message from our Black Girls Gather Team.
 
“We are honored to have been nominated for Gala Dynastie’s Initiative Of The Year Award!✨
Thank YOU for highlighting our work, supporting our vision and believing in the young black girls we work so hard to celebrate.❤️
 
Lastly, THANK YOU to the
West Island Black Community Association
. This WIBCA program wouldn’t be without your constant guidance and support.
 
Vote for us now at
(Don’t forget to confirm your vote by email. Check your spam, it might be in there).
 
Pretty much a year who would have thought we would be here today… 🤩
✨ We are honored to have been nominated for the Dynasty Gala Initiative of the Year Award! ✨
 
Thank you to YOU for highlighting our work, supporting our vision, and believing in the young black ladies we work so hard to celebrate. ❤️ ️️
Finally, THANK YOU This WIBCA program wouldn’t be present without your constant guidance and support.
 
Vote for us now at
(Don’t forget to confirm your vote by email. This one may be in your junk mail).”
 
Yours truly,
 
Mariame Touré, Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni, Vanessa Manroop, Joanna Kanga, Katya Stella Assoe, Amélia Souffrant, Khadija Dia, and Samanta Aim.

Guess who was selected as one of 2021 Black History Month calendar Laureates?

Message from our Chairperson

It is an absolute honor and privilege to have been selected as one of the 2021 Black History Month calendar laureates alongside outstanding individuals who during their journey have shown commitment, tenacity and longevity.

Black History Month (BHM) is an opportunity for Black people in Quebec to come together and celebrate their history, contributions, and successes. The BHM round table allows a platform to share various programs taking place within the month of February made up of cultural, empowerment, educational and historical activities put on by organizations and individuals concerned with promoting Black culture.

On behalf of the West Island Black Community Association, I would like to congratulate Michael Farkas and the entire Black History Round Table team (past and present) for 30 years of success.

Kemba Mitchell – WIBCA Chairperson

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WIBCA members, if you’d like a copy of this years BHM calendar, please contact admin@wibca.org

 

BHM Virtual Book Launch/Talk with Celina Caesar-Chavannes: Feb 12th 2021 @6pm.

The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) in collaboration with community partners hosts their Black History Month virtual Book Launch & Talk featuring Celina Caesar-Chavannes moderated by Fimo Mitchell.

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Celina Caesar-Chavannes digs deep into her childhood and her life as a young Black woman entrepreneur and politician, and shows us that effective and humane leaders grow as much from their mistakes and vulnerabilities as from their strengths.

A copy of Celina Caesar-Chavannes book will be offered to the first 20 Zoom event registrations received.

 

Young, Gifted & Black – Celebrating Black Excellence and Entrepreneurship: Feb 27th 2021 @ 6pm.

 
The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA), in collaboration with community partners hosts a virtual BHM event ‘Young, Gifted & Black – Celebrating Black Excellence and Entrepreneurship’ showcasing individuals 35 yrs and under who exemplify Black Excellence.
 

Staying Power – A Black Women’s Support Group.

STAYING POWER is a support group for women of African/Canadian and Caribbean descent who are interested and committed to coming together twice a month to share their experiences, challenges, and ways they are both living and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
First meeting via Zoom is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th @ 8pm.
 
Online registration form below with Zoom link details available upon its receipt.
 

Gift A Meal Christmas Program.

Jamaica Association of Montreal Foundation & West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) in association with SNS Catering presents the ‘Gift A Meal Christmas Program’.
 
Purchase a meal for your family or a family in need and support a business while doing so.
 
Delivery dates, December 24th & 25th with orders to be placed on or before December 15th.
 
For more info:
info@jamfoundation.ca
admin@wibca.org

WIBCAs 2020 Annual General Meeting – Friday, December 11th 2020 via Zoom.

 

Topic: WIBCAs 2020 AGM

Time: Dec 11, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 979 2491 2424
Passcode: 809500
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aer5SwloZW
 

Volunteer Tutors Needed.

Become a volunteer tutor, change a life!
If you would like to join WIBCAs longstanding Homework program assisting children in our community with their homework and/or assignments please email our coordinator at education@wibca.org or call our office 514.683.3925 today.