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Africa Day Gala | Get your tickets now!

This celebration is a formal dinner gala that attracts over 450 guests to the Edmonton Expo Centre Alberta Ballroom for a night of culture, delicious African-inspired food, awards, entertainment and a dance! The event’s objective is to empower communities to share their sacred teachings and worldviews in an innovative, engaging, and festive manner.

Canada launches new process to welcome skilled newcomers with work experience

With employers eagerly seeking to fill countless vacant positions across the country, immigration emerges as a vital piece to solving this puzzle. Recognizing this reality, the Government of Canada is building an immigration system that acts as a catalyst for growth, empowering businesses, helping address their labour needs and strengthening French communities. When combined, these efforts will ensure Canadians benefit from economic and social prosperity for years to come.

Candidate Forum for Edmonton Glenora

Julian was touched personally by the opioid crisis in 2014 when his brother Danny died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. At that time, he was unfamiliar with the evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder, safe supply, supervised consumption sites, and the overdose-reversal drug naloxone that could have saved his brother’s life and those of countless others. Sadly, deaths from opioid overdoses are higher today than ever due to failures to introduce and expand access to these life-saving measures.


Black Artists and Performers Gather to Commemorate Juneteenth Through Music, Art, and Storytelling

Founded in 2006, 5 Artists 1 Love began as a small gallery exhibition highlighting Black art and artists as a part of Black History Month. Over the years, the gathering has grown in popularity, expanding to showcase music and dance and becoming a Springtime staple in the local entertainment calendar. In 2022, the event moved to the Winspear Centre to accommodate the overwhelming response and sold out.

Cookies, Conditions, Colours, and Coronation | Jacqueline Biollo, MBA, ICD.D

Red Dress Day raises awareness of the violence Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people face. Red dresses honour and represent the pain and loss of loved ones and survivors of those who have gone missing or have been killed. In Indigenous culture, red stands for power, success, fighting, and hunting prowess. The red handprint, usually painted over the mouth, has become the symbol of solidarity for all the victims of murder, rape, kidnapping, and abuse whose voices are not heard and for the silence of the media and law enforcement amidst this ongoing tragedy.

Sam Juru, new Executive Director of Africa Centre

Africa Centre appoints Sam Juru as Executive Director

Sam joins the Africa Centre from the City of Edmonton, where he has been working as the City’s Lead for
Immigration and Settlement. Sam is an experienced strategic planner with a demonstrated history of
utilizing social innovation and project management skills to solve complex socioeconomic problems in
government and the non-profit sector.

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