The Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO), often referred to as Ghana Union, is non-profit umbrella organization for all Ghanaian-Canadian individuals, religious, professionals, cultural associations, and community organizations, established to promote and improve the well-being of Ghanaian-Canadians in Ontario.
To enhance the living standards of Ghanaian-Canadians in Ontario through social, cultural, and educational programs, and also through other diaspora initiatives.
A strong, inclusive, vibrant, and sustainable community that provides support services and resources to enhance the well-being of Ghanaian-Canadians in Ontario.
Goals & Objectives
Elevate the spirit of acceptance, understanding, and goodwill between all segments of society within a multicultural Canada
Partner with other agencies and organizations that share similar goals and values
Build and operate Resource and Community Centers in the delivery of social, educational, welfare programs
Advocate on behalf of the community on matters relating to social welfare, civic engagement, and communal integration and development
Encourage citizenship and enhance community development by engaging youth and elder
Coordinate, promote, and sponsor cultural, festivals, and civic-day events
Support with youth issues providing youth-centered programs, workshops, and seminars, as a building block for sustainable succession planning
Organize tutoring and homework club to the public particularly new immigrants, youth, and elderly
Create scholarships to assist young people in their academic and technical pursuits
Provide services and the space for young people to strengthen advancement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through educational programs
Hold language translation programs and workshops
Promote entrepreneurs and businesses by organizing business expos and workshops
Endorse sporting, health and wellness, recreational, and social services programs
Embrace peace and love through respect, conflict resolution, and mutual understanding within the community
Provide a space for reflection, communication, mentorship, and growth, through innovation and implementation
Showcase and promote local Ghanaian Canadian businesses and organizations.
Develop strategies to increase civic engagement, ensure representation in media and creative arts, grow Black wealth and ownership, and enrich mental health and physical wellness
Enable the mobilization of young people to own initiatives focused on strengthening educational outcomes, improving access to social justice and community safety, and better facilitate diasporan efforts