MARKETING AFRICA TOURISM TO CANADA
Africa Visit with Canada's Governor General Michaelle Jean
Governor-General Michaëlle Jean has acknowledged Canada's failure to respond to the Rwandan genocide as part of the international community. During a state visit to the country Wednesday, she conveyed the guilt of the many nations accused of ignoring the 1994 crisis in a statement delivered during a meeting with President Paul Kagame, a leader of the Tutsi rebel uprising.
From Wednesday April 14th, 2010 to Saturday April 24th, 2010, Ben Peterson, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of jhr (Journalists for Human Rights), accompanied Canada's Governor General, Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean and a team of Canadian delegates to undertake State visits to The Republic of Senegal, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Rwanda and Cape Verde. "This is a wonderful opportunity for jhr to showcase the importance of the media in the development of Sub-Saharan Africa," says Mr Peterson. Mr Peterson, Her Excellency and team were greeted by the heads of state of each visited country. They will tour each state, visiting memorial sites, hospitals, military sites, Canadian funded day care centers, slave trade sites, local civil society and NGO's and various other Canadian funded projects. On Friday April 16, in Dakar, Senegal Mr Peterson will participate in a panel discussion on the role of the media in the emergence of a new Africa, hosted by Michaëlle Jean. The panel discussion, organized by the Canadian Embassy in Senegal in cooperation with CESTII will take place at the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. For a complete itinerary please visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=13586 For more information on the delegates please visit http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=13584.
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The importance of vocational training
The twin goals
of Habitat are "Adequate shelter for all" and
"sustainable human settlements development in an
urbanizing world. "The "Global Village" is well
represented, this week - with Africa making a
particularly strong showing. As publishers of
Africa Travel Magazine and related travel business
media features, we were extremely pleased and
honored to be able to to network with so many of
our African colleagues.
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AFRICANS IN CANADA AND THE HISTORIC TIES BETWEEN
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Africa panel at UN World Urban Forum 3, Vancouver, BC, Summer 2006
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Africans On Video
African Mayors Take Active Role at UN World Urban Forum 3 in Vancouver, Canada. Great Cities of Africa Series Launched
by Jerry W. Bird, Editor
What a memorable week. After 30 years UN Habitat returns to its launching pad - the seaport city of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. The crowd is estimated at 10,000 plus and it certainly seems so, judging by the heavy attendance at many sessions. At the time of writing, we have had the pleasure of taking two groups of mayors representing different African countries on tours of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. It's one way for us to repay the wonderful hospitality we have enjoyed in eleven years with the Africa Travel Association as its media voice in North America and Worldwide.
Africans in Canada Study: Click for detailed information
Africans in Vancouver area: Africans, estimated at some 20,000 to 30,000 in the Lower Mainland, tend to organize themselves into social and cultural groups based on their national origin. However, efforts have been made to organize them under a broader, single association embracing Africans from all over the African continent without regard to their race, nationality or ethnic or cultural backgrounds. In 1983 the African-Canadian Association of British Columbia was formed. :Click for full story
African Canadian Heritage Association
The African Canadian Heritage Association is an African Heritage and language program operating out of a new location at Centennial College Progress Campus (at Markham Rd. and Hwy 401).The ACHA program features African history lessons, arts and crafts, special events for students, who range in age from 5 to 16 years of age.Classes run from September to June. Most notable ACHA special events include : the Youth Retreat (for children 11 Years and older ). Entrepeneur's Day and the Black History Challenge. Website
The twin goals of Habitat are "Adequate shelter for all" and "sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world. "The "Global Village" is well represented, this week - with Africa making a particularly strong showing. As publishers of Africa Travel Magazine and related travel business media features, we were extremely pleased and honored to be able to to network with so many of our African colleagues. More->
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