A BRIEF HISTORY OF ACHA

1969:The ACHA started out as the Black Heritage Program at a churchin the Thorncliff Park area of East York. The program was formed by concerned African Canadians who thought it neccessary to provide Black children with an avenue to learn Black history.

Mid 1970's:The Black Heritage Program moved to the Valley park Middle school in East York.

1989:The name of the program was changed from Black Heritage Program to African Canadian Heritage Association to reflect the African heritage of all Black Canadians regardless of where in the diaspora they may originate.

1992: The ACHA developed a curriculum based on the seven Principles Evaluation System and classes in African history, Swahilli and Creative Arts incorporated this new evaluation system.Over the years supplimentary programs such as chess, strategic games, home work tutorials and martial arts have been incorporated periodically.

1998: The ACHA moved to Harbourfront Community Center,627 Queen's Quay at Bathurst. We left Valley Park Middle School in 1998, after over two decades at this location. Due to financial considerations, we decided to relocate at Harbourfront Community Center.

2003: The ACHA moved to Centennial College, Progress Campus in Scarborough, where it is presently located.