The African Canadian Heritage Association is an African Heritage and language program operating out of a new location at Centennial College Progress Campus (at Markham Rd. and Hwy 401).The ACHA program features African history lessons, arts and crafts, special events for students, who range in age from 5 to 16 years of age.Classes run from September to June.
Most notable ACHA special events include : the Youth Retreat (for children 11 Years and older ). Entrepeneur's Day and the Black History Challenge.
In December, the ACHA has the Kwanza Open House and in June the Program closes with a final Open House.The Program is also involved in Visions of Science exhibit which is an annual science fair showcasing Black achievement in science.
Our Program also includes communal lunches (prepared by parents and students) and a parental program which includes a series of parent workshops.
Every Saturday during the school year!
Centennial College - Progress Campus
941 Progress Avenue (at Markham Rd.)
Classes take place in rooms:
A2-91, A2-93, A2-95, A2-97
each Saturday during the school year
from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
ACHA has been providing African Caribbean heritage programming since 1969. The program caters to students from ages 5 to 16.
For further infomation call:
Visit the "About Us" page for a list of Board Members and Teachers.
We have fully interactive PowerPoint slides to teach about the various countries in Africa! To begin the learning experience, click here!
African History Month CBC Digital Archives has pulled together a selection of radio and TV clips that honour African-Canadian history — some of which exemplify the racism Blacks have had to endure and overcome, both in Canada and around the world. Other clips highlight the remarkable accomplishments of extraordinary African-Canadians. Take a look.
Afro-Centric school - ACHA School Profile
African Canadian Heritage Association school profile created by Tracy Gomes
ACHA Fundraising Brunch - May 29
Specials thanks and appreciation to all the students, teachers, parents, guests, vendors and performers who came out to support the ACHA 20th annual fundraising brunch on Sunday at Centennial College. The brunch was an amazing success as evidenced by these pictures. Fantastic job ACHA.
I was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913.
In 1955, I was coming home from work, tired and exhausted.
I got on the bus and sat in the first empty seat in the front.
Awww, what a relief! But not for long...
Along came a white man who ordered me to get out of my seat because I was sitting in the white folks' area.
I said, "NO!" And do you know what happened next?
I got arrested and thrown into jail!
Some of my friends started a civil rights movement called the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We wanted to defend the rights of people who didn't want to sit in the back of the bus.
The movement was very successful. I soon became famous for all that I did. Unfortunately, I died on October 24, 2005 at age 92.
But, my legacy lives on.
I am a strong, intelligent Black Woman who was faced
with forces that tried to tear me down.
But with confidence, pride, courage and determination,
I stood my ground.
I will not get out of my seat unless we get our civil rights and justice!
I am Rosa Louise McCauley Parks.
By Joia Frank, age 9
Annual 2012 Kwanzaa Show Review
Big time thanks and appreciation to all the students, instructors, parents, volunteers, performers and vendors who contributed to the success of our annual Kwanzaa Show. Special thanks to a.k.a. Subliminal for joining ACHA this year and directing the Music Production Workshop and guiding the Youth in the production of the My History video. Click on the link to see the video and also enjoy the pictures. Click here for more pictures.