The African Canadian Heritage Association (ACHA) has been providing African Caribbean heritage programming since 1969. The program features African history lessons, arts and crafts, special events for students who range in age from 5-18 years of age. 

Our theme for 2017 - 2018

(ACHA selects one principle of the the Nguzo Saba as the guiding principle for each year)



Dear ACHA members and supporters,We hope everyone has had a full and exciting summer. We  are looking forward to sharing your stories about your summer exploits! 

It is that time of year again, Afrofest, Caribana, and the Emancipation Day train ride has come and gone, the Ex is almost finished, school is returning, our normal routine is almost upon us. And, ACHA resumes on September 16th. 

This year ACHA is offering online registration for the first time, for those wishing to do so. We are excited to showcase our Kuumba (Creativity) theme for this year.

The physical registration day for this year's program is September 16th, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Room #A2-95 

The first day of programming and orientation is on September 23rd, 12.00pm - 4.00pm.



The Hikeathon for Youth is ACHA's main fundraising event.

In recent years ACHA has combined it's fundraising walkathon with our  Thanksgiving hike in the scenic Halton Conservation Area. This year we will revisit the Beautiful Crawford Lake conservation area.

We are gathering at the upper parking lot at 9.30 am. Visit to the Iroquoian village 9.30 am- 10.30 am. The warm up and hike kicks off at 11.00 am sharp. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear to traverse rocky terrain and layered clothing. Remember to bring light snacks and water. 

All are welcome to join us for this fun filled adventure for a worthy cause, followed by a visit to Andrews Scenic Acres to top off what promises to be a great kick off to Fall.


All proceeds from this 5 km walk will be used to finance ACHA programs and activities.