Oshawa / 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

Monthly Meeting - May 4, 2019

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Our regular Monthly Members Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Iroquois Sports Complex (500 Victoria St. W, Whitby) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

4th Annual Tea Party

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The Congress of Black Women Oshawa/Whitby Chapter presents to you our 4th Annual Tea Party, 

themed "Women's Wellness and Self-Care"!


Keynote Speaker:  Ettie Rutherford 

Tea Talk:  Sophia Bishop from ELEVATED Living 


CLICK THE FLYER ABOVE OR HERE MORE DETAILS

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

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Our Executive Team 2018/19

Angela Todd

President

Carleen Blissett

Vice President

Judy Douglas

Treasurer

Cheryl Mounsey

Secretary