What We Are About

Our Mission

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To provide a forum for Black Women to identify and address issues which affect them, their families and their community, thereby enabling them to improve their lives.

Our Vision

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The Ontario region strives to promote organizational visibility, facilitate consistency of leadership and coordinate responses to the concerns and issues of all Ontario chapters.

Membership

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Membership is open to black women 16 years of age or older, OR any organization whose purpose and objectives are similar to those of the organization.

How the congress works

Provincially

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The business of the Congress is supervised by the Regional Representative. 

Locally

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Members elect executive members who, with the assistance of the Provincial Representative, maintain and direct the chapter and its programs.

The business of the Congress is supervised by the Regional Representative whose role is to create and support chapters, liaison with the National Executive Council, as well as communicate with other community organizations and government institutions.

Regional Meetings

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Regional Meetings are held every three months and is where members from all chapters meet to review, support, and strategize for ongoing Congress advancement. Workshops and presentations are quite often a part of the Regional meeting agenda.

OBJECTIVES

The Congress operates following these objectives

  • To provide a cohesive structure through which the Ontario Chapters can work effectively.
  • To research and provide relevant information regarding issues which affect black women and their families.
  • To provide a non-threatening forum through which Black Women can express their views and seek support.
  • To facilitate cooperation among the chapters
  • To enhance the effectiveness of the chapters by providing leadership and organizational skills
  • To strengthen the chapter through commitment and accountability to the region and the national executive
  • To promote the Congress by building relationship with government agencies, other organizations and community resources.
  • To heighten visibility of the work of the Congress throughout the province.

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