with the Haves, to help the Have-Not's".
||The African Culture Restoration Association is a Non-Profit
Organization, founded in 1991 and was Incorporated with
Letters Patent in 1994. A Board of Directors governs the
Organization's affairs: And its Constitution and By-laws
are in harmony with its present mandate - unity among
all people of black African Ancestry.
||To organize and promote programs and events in the African
Caribbean Canadian Community's interest with focus on:
Cultural Education: The Relief of Poverty and The Promotion
of Justice, Love and Equality.
To date A.C.R.A. has established itself solidly in areas
of Community Cultural Events Presentation, and Outreach Programs.
Its most valuable assets are the Volunteers that have given
and is giving their time and sharing their expertise for the
||Founded by Terry L. Brown in the City of
||Development of Constitution and appointment
of first Board of Directors.
||ACRA Co-Presented the first Annual Marcus
Garvey Celebration - a cultural event, initiated and produced
by Terry Brown. This event is now one of Toronto's Major
||Gained incorporated status and established
a Community Business Achievement Award, that recognizes
Black Businesses for the length of time and quality of
services they provide to the Community.
||Sponsored The Afri-Can Food Basket- an efficient
way to purchase fresh Local and Imported fruits, vegetables
and bulk foods at affordable prices: Established an Annual
Community Family Dinner, which is held on December 25th
||Initiated an Annual Volunteers/Sponsors
Appreciation Dinner & Dance:
The Mayor of the City of Toronto Barbara Hall
and Frances Nunziata- Mayor of the City of York both
endorsed the organization's work by presenting Plaques
bearing their official governmental seals of approval.
||Published Black Star Community Newsletter-
for neighbourhood linkage.
The Organization is built on the premise that: A people
should do for self what needs to be done'. And also endorses
many of the views, and opinions of the Rt. Hon. Marcus Garvey.
These include the following: Those of us who have developed
our minds scientifically are compelled by duty, to
step out among the un-thinking masses and convince them as
to the seriousness of the time in which
are the organization's main source of income. Community Business
Sponsorships also provides limited support. To date the Organization
has received very minimal governmental support for its Initiatives.
Community Unification Speaking Tour, Computer
Literacy Programs, Black Family Support Program: Black Women
Fibroid Research, Seniors Protection Program: Community Bereavement
Program: African Linguistic Program, Cultural Reference Library
and Black Youth Development Programs.
Membership is open to all that aspire to bring forth the
redemption of Africa's Scattered Black Children.