Oshawa / Whitby Chapter

Oshawa / Whitby Chapter

Oshawa / Whitby ChapterOshawa / Whitby ChapterOshawa / Whitby Chapter

Congress of Black Women Of Ontario

About the Congress

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Our Mission

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

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 

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The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

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!

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Membership & Meetings

The Cactus - A Fitting Symbol

Membership & Meetings

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

CANCELLED - Monthly Members Meetings

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Please note that due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak, the regularly schedule Monthly Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.  


Please stay safe. 

Reading nook

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

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"Sometimes My Mother Gets Angry"  by  Bebe Moore Campbell 

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

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"Becoming" by Michelle Obama.

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

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"The Path Made Clear" by Oprah Winfrey

Our Executive Team 2019/20

Angela Todd Anderson

Angela Todd Anderson

Angela Todd Anderson

President

Vanessa Reid

Angela Todd Anderson

Angela Todd Anderson

Vice President

Judy Douglas

Akuah Frempong

Akuah Frempong

Treasurer

Akuah Frempong

Akuah Frempong

Akuah Frempong

Secretary