Oshawa / Whitby Chapter

Oshawa / Whitby Chapter

Oshawa / Whitby ChapterOshawa / Whitby ChapterOshawa / Whitby Chapter

Congress of Black Women Of Ontario

About the Congress

Our Mission

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Our Mission is to provide a forum for Black Women to improve their lives by identifying and addressing issues which affect them, their families and their communities. 


 With or without assistance, the black woman manages to educate her children, tend to her sick and aged, labours both inside and outside her home.   


She survives-and the race survives.


Mrs Vera Jackson, President, CBWC (Montreal) 07-07-08 

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

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The Congress of Black Women of Canada chose the cactus as a symbol to show the strength and resiliency of Black women.


The Cactus is of a family of plants that thrives under the most adverse conditions.  No matter how arid the soil, no matter that no care or attention is given, the cactus survives, multiplies, flowers and bears fruit.


A fitting symbol!

Membership & Meetings

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MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN to 

All black women 16 years and over


CHAPTER MEETINGS are held on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm at:

Iroquois Sports Complex

500 Victoria St West, Whitby, ON 

Upcoming Events

Black History Month 2020 List of Events

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020 


Please make note of the exciting Black History Month 2020 events taking place in  the Durham Region during the month of February 2020.  


We hope to see you at them all!


A Full Sized Version of the Flyer can be found HERE


CANCELLED - Monthly Members Meeting - February 1, 2020

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Due to events happening for Black History Month, our regularly Monthly Members Meeting has been cancelled.  


We look forward to seeing you at the Black History Month launch at J. Clarke Richards.  

13th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020 


"History Starts Today: Meet the Builders” is the theme of the 13th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration, presented by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. in partnership with the Durham District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham Black Educators’ Network, the Congress of Black Women (Ajax/Pickering) and By Blacks


Please join us on February 1, 2020 

 at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate , Ajax  


Additional information can be found on Eventbrite  or Facebook

Black History Month 2020 EVENT

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020 


Please join us on February 8, 2020 for this always popular event.  


Registration is required.  Register HERE 


 A Full Sized Version of the Flyer can be found HERE 


Reading nook

Suggested Reading

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"Sometimes My Mother Gets Angry"  by  Bebe Moore Campbell 

Suggested Reading

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"Becoming" by Michelle Obama.

Suggested Reading

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"The Path Made Clear" by Oprah Winfrey

Our Executive Team 2019/20

Angela Todd

President

Vanessa Reid

Vice President

Judy Douglas

Treasurer

Akuah Frempong

Secretary