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Objectives of the Convention

Join us for a transformative experience at the International African Canadian Youth Convention 2024. Our convention is a vibrant platform that unites youth with a shared vision for empowerment, mental health, human rights, and justice. The theme for this year encapsulates our aspirations: “Next generation Canadian partnership for mutual growth and development; A secured future for the African continent.”

Our Vision

At the International African Canadian Youth Convention, we envision a brighter future for both African Canadians and the African continent. We believe in the power of collaboration, youth empowerment, and advocacy to bring about meaningful change.

Key Themes


Discover the tools, knowledge, and networks that will empower you to take charge of your future.

Mental Health

Address the critical issue of mental health and well-being within our community. Break the stigma, find support, and promote mental wellness.

Human Rights

Explore the vital principles of human rights, and learn how to be an advocate for justice and equality.


Discuss the challenges faced by African Canadians in the pursuit of justice and equality, and explore solutions to create a more just society.

What to Expect

  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Engaging panel discussions
  • Workshops and breakout sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Cultural showcases
  • Opportunities to collaborate and make a difference

Why Attend?

By participating in the International African Canadian Youth Convention 2024, you will:

  • Gain valuable knowledge and skills
  • Connect with like-minded individuals
  • Be part of a movement for positive change
  • Contribute to a brighter future for African Canadians and the African continent

Join us in 2024 as we unite for a common purpose: to build a secure future for the African continent and foster the next generation of Canadian partnership for mutual growth and development. Together, we can make a difference!


Afro Canada Development Foundation (AFROCANDF ) is a non-partisan; Not-For Profit Organization registered in Canada. The foundation seeks to advance the lives of people of the African origin in terms of development, capacity building, reduced poverty, innovations support, cultures and African talent boost in both Canada and on the African Continent. Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35 and according to global economic experts, the continent is likely to emerge as the world’s biggest global market in the next 5 to 10 years to come as well as the world’s food basket.

 The African-Canadian community is the fastest growing ethnic minority in Canada. In 2001, it was the third largest minority group behind Chinese and South Asian populations. In 2012, the top ten sources of immigration from Africa to Canada were Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tunisia, South Africa, DRC, and Somalia. In total, Canada accepted 33,988 immigrants from 48 African countries, a number that has been growing and accounts for 13% of the 257,887 immigrants who arrived in Canada in 2012. Immigrants from Africa primarily choose to settle in Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario.

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