The African Community Wellness Initiative was created  as a grassroots response to experiences of African, Caribbean and Black Identifying communities living in the Waterloo Region in 2010.   Our work has included: 

  • Building on existing informal and formal ACB-led community supports. 
  • Enhancing dialogue and interactions by organizing forums and cultural events. 
  • Increasing ACB community participation in actions that address barriers to our holistic community wellness. 


ACWI has partnered with a number of grassroots, cultural and mainstream organizations to develop a number of community projects in the Waterloo Region including: Young City Growers, the Multicultural Community Gardens Project, Ubuntu Kids Club and most recently we are happy to be a partner organization for the Community Academic Reciprocal Engagement (CARE) project.