Skip links
More opportunities for emerging black leaders in Edmonton and Calgary to sit at the table with advisory and decision making entities.

More opportunities for emerging black leaders in Edmonton and Calgary

Spread the love

More opportunities for emerging black leaders in Edmonton to sit at the table with advisory & decision-making entities.


Africa Centre is now accepting applications for the Ujima Fellowship Program Cohort Three of 2023. The deadline to apply is on Oct.22, 2023. The Fellowship begins during the first week of November.




The program is structured into:

35 hours of in-class leadership training by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Three-month placement with a public service agency. The entire duration requires an average of 4-6 hours/month

20 hours of volunteer work


Participants receive

Dual certificate in Leadership Development from NAIT and Africa Centre upon completion

Niche Opportunities

Hands-on experience in the processes and structure of public service agencies

Networking and mentorship opportunities with sector leaders and professionals

Capacity building and knowledge of organizational strategies



Identify as Black

Age 18 to 35

Must be a resident in Edmonton or Calgary for the respective cohort

Currently enrolled or graduated from a post-secondary institution

Demonstrate volunteer experience within community initiatives, civic engagement and/or business experience


Apply Here

More about the Ujima Fellowship

The Ujima Fellowship is a leadership development program that addresses structural racism and inequity by creating opportunities for diverse representation within advisory or decision-making entities. The aim is to support young Black leaders between the ages of

18 to 35 who demonstrate a willingness to develop leadership skills and want to serve on advisory or policy-making platforms.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.



Read more here:


Ujima Fellowship Program | Cohort 2 Deadline March 25th 2022

Don’t Miss Our News Updates!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

This website uses cookies to improve your web experience.