ACWI is an Ontario, Canada based non-profit organization that began ten years ago as a grassroots initiative responding to the experiences of communities of African descent impacting our collective wellness. ACWI has since worked with community based and system partners to develop a number of program interventions and research projects with the goal of promoting wellness in African, Caribbean and Black-Identifying communities.
We pursue wellness promotion by focusing on the following key priorities:
- Advocating and facilitating increased African community participation in policies and programs that address barriers to our community wellness.
- Promoting Afrocentric knowledge and approaches to addressing barriers to our community wellness
- Building on existing formal and informal African-led community supports and care practices.