Who we are ?
Africa and its heritage have been present in Canada for a long time. What has been missing is something that bears witness not only to its presence but, also, to its history, its vibrant, living culture and the remarkable people it has produced. The wait is now over: the Afromuseum will bring it all together and share the wealth with everyone.
To this end, the Afromuseum will be a living museum that is accessible, mobile and multi-faceted. A welcoming space, it will feature cultural and intercultural activities; research and reference opportunities; and an online pla orm that researches, informs, shares discoveries and gives a voice to young afro descendants, as well as to all witnesses of Africanness in all its forms.
Recognize and raise knowledge not only of Africa, Africans and afro descendants but, also, the multiple ways in which their cultures and robust heritage continue to feed and inform numerous cultural expressions throughout the world.
Reveal how relations with Africa have long been in place and continue, in countless ways, to increase and connect people from both here and the African continent.
Work with organizations that share our drive to spotlight Africa, Africans and the afro descendants in our communities as well as the contributions they have all made to our society and culture.
Through its mission and activities, the Afromuseum seeks to contribute to the following social objectives:
Raise the visibility of the African community and the cultures that have sprung from it.
Promote experts; craftsmen; artists; collectors; records of memory; and others steeped in African and afro descendant cultures along with their collaborators whatever their origins.
Foster positive, egalitarian and informed exchanges between Africans and other communities.
The Afromuseum is the leading institution to represent the contributions of Afro-Canadians to the cultural landscape of Canada.
Supporting the Afromuseum allows Afro-Canadians' influence
to be noticed, celebrated and shared all over the world.
Your donations will help the primary mission of the Afromuseum:
making Afro-Canadian culture acessible to all.
*All donations of $20.00 or above will
receive a tax-deductible receipt from the Afromuseum sent to you by email.