Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to honour the numerous achievements and contributions of peoples of Afro-Caribbean descent in fields such as: sciences, medicine, literature, the arts, sports etc. It also serves as a time to reflect and acknowledge the roles that Blacks have played in the growth and development of the Canadian society and culture. We believe it is imperative that that our youth are made aware of their rich heritage so they can better contribute to their families and community.

In celebration of Black History Month 2012, our organization will be hosting the Ujimaa – Collective Work and Responsibility – Youth Job Fair to assist local minority youths in finding summer employment and work experience.

The event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012h at the Broson Centre, 211 Bronson Avenue  from 12Noon -3PM.

Students can often have a difficult time finding their first summer job.  It can be very intimidating preparing a resume, approaching prospective employers, and being interviewed.  Some are not even sure where to begin.

Jaku Konbit’s youth leaders have taken the initiative to plan and organize the Job Information Session in co-operation with some employment services, as well as many local community businesses and organizations. Our aim is to assist students and youth in our community in finding summer employment. The Ujimaa Job Info Session will offer information workshops on resume writing and job interviews, to increase the chances of finding a job and gaining experience and confidence for future employment.

Please contact the Jaku Konbit’s Youth at             (613)567-0600       to reserve a spot to join us in Febraury 2012.