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Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton

Site: Oakville - Mailing Address

Service: Cultural Heritage Group

Record #: OAK0806
Last Full Update: 28 Sep 2022

Agency Information

Description (Agency) A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting cultural development, encouraging civic engagement through volunteering, and offering arts and educational programs
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1977
Primary Executive Andrew Tyrrell, President
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Offers a variety of programs aimed at engaging all members of the community including youth, adults, and seniors 
Black History Tours: Bike or Walk

  • CCAH offers tours regarding Oakville's rich Black history in Kerr Village and Bronte Harbour 

CCAH Reading Corner

  • in partnership with the Milton Public Library
  • hosting book readings virtually that feature Black authors 

Inspire the Leaders of Tomorrow

  • in partnership with Halton Regional Police Services
  • annual Youth Leadership in Action workshops, for youth 12-18 yrs
  • use various art forms to explore the topics of cultural identity, conflict resolution, time management, and goal setting
  • eligible participants earn community involvement hours towards their high school community service requirement 

Canada Summer Jobs

  • in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada
  • helping young people between 15 and 30 yrs, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to transition successfully into the labour market 

Sizzlin' Halton

  • in partnership with local chefs, CCAH has created six educational cooking classes that focus on cultural foods 

From Clef Notes to Canvas

  • an interactive and facilitated art session that takes emotion felt from songs to fuel creation on canvas
  • painting experience is not required
  • session facilitated by Omar ‘Oms’ Hopkinson, a member of Arts Milton Board of Directors​ 

Steelpan Lessons

  • Fall, Winter and Spring sessions 
  • a unique cross-generational program that invites both youth and seniors to learn the art of steelpan
  • improve concentration and memory while socializing and having fun 

Parang Lessons

  • Fall, Winter and Spring sessions
  • Parang is a popular folk music originating from Trinidad and Tobago and is practiced throughout the Caribbean
  • learn to play the ukulele, cuatro, guitar or selection of percussion instruments
Hours See website for program dates and hours
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program
Application Register online
Languages English
Fees Membership ; None

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Andrew Tyrrell 
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre 
2302 Bridge Rd, Rm A071 
Oakville, ON L6L 2G6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - class location

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