Upcoming Events

November

Second Annual More Than Networking

ACMP is dedicated to making Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) high school, undergraduate, and graduate student experience positive while encouraging them to be confident members of our Ottawa community. In doing so, ACMP has organized its second annual More Than Networking event.

Last year, the ACMP initiative accommodated 115 students, faculty, and broader community members to encourage ACB young people to recognize the importance of networking. Similar to the first networking event, the follow up will include Afro-Caribbean professionals, and many other community members from different ethnic groups, to participate in teaching students how to network. The event is non-intrusive and respects that professionals are busy. However, professionals are encouraged to extend as “olive branch,” by shaking hands with young people, and possibly connecting with the young person after the event to potentially continue mentorship in a do no harm approach. The ACMP initiative sees this as an absolute win for professionals but importantly, the students in the room! 

 This event will include Afro-Caribbean Black professionals, and many other community members from different ethnic groups, to participate in teaching students how to network while networking with them.  

The purpose of the second annual More Than Networking event is to build stronger community ties in our Ottawa Afro-Caribbean geographical area between students and professionals. ACMP is mobilizing this event to be a learning experience for both students and professionals. Attendees will increase their networks while recognizing the need to support the social development of students. 

Participating schools and in partnership

-Carleton University 

-The University of Ottawa 

-Algonquin College

When: Friday, November 29th, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm to 11 pm

Where: Carleton University, Robertson Hall Room (608)

Cost: Free

Capacity: 150 people maximum 

-University students:

-University faculty:

-Community member/Professional:

-High school students: 

Tickets available, via Eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/second-annual-more-than-networking-tickets-78932482179

We encourage you to book your FREE ticket ASAP!!!

The event begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 11 pm, and is a semi-formal event. Dinner will be served, and we will accommodate those children with childminding services.

January

Changing the Narrative

 What is the Black identity?

To continue to support and empower “Black” Canadians, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP)  has organized its second, FREE, open and thought-provoking discussion surrounding anti-black racism. In doing so, we will have an hour discussion about what “Blackness” means in our Ottawa community, followed by the showcasing of the film “Queen and Slim.” Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe space for students, professionals and community members from all walks of life to communicate, learn, and discuss race and ethnicity in our Ottawa community. 

Although the film, Queen and Slim, focuses on an Afro-American social experience, which is hypothetical, it illustrates the following intersections, and also can be applied to the Black Canadian experience to some extent: 

-Gender 

-Race 

-Criminalization 

-Sexuality 

-Blackness 

ACMP recognizes that the fiction behind this film still portrays and acknowledges a social reality that many Black Canadians and Americans deal with on a day to day basis. We use this film not only to entertain our guests but also to encourage critical thinking.

When: Friday, January 24th, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm to 11 pm

Where: Imagine Cinemas (1200 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8)

Cost: Free

**Free medium popcorn and medium drink will be offered to each guest**

Participating post-secondary schools:

-Carleton University 

-The University of Ottawa 

Capacity: 100 people maximum 

-University/College students:

-University/College faculty:

-Community members:

-High school students: 

Register for your FREE tickets on Eventbrite (just follow the link below)

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/changing-the-narrative-tickets-88668603179

February

  • Black History Month event