Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada Board Members

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THUNDER BAY – CAMAC – The Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada is looking for new members for Board of Directors. The new members for appointment to the Executive Board have the opportunity to make a real difference here in Thunder Bay

Board positions are on a volunteer basis. Please take the next step up to community service and leadership!

Apply for the 2013-2014 CAMAC – Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada!  Be a part of the Executive Board- expands your networking, willingness and ability to contribute time and energy to the advancement of the organization make a difference in the city of Thunder Bay.

The deadline is April 5, 2013. Apply TODAY.  Applicants must live or work in Thunder Bay and must be able to commit.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013   Starting Date: TBD

Position: CAMAC- Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada Thunder Bay Executive Board

Job Description: Apply for the 2013-2014 CAMAC – Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada!  Be a part of the Executive Board- expands your networking, willingness and ability to contribute time and energy to the advancement of the organization make a difference in the city of Thunder Bay.

The deadline is April 5, 2013. Apply TODAY.  Applicants must live or work in Thunder Bay and must be able to commit.

Type of Positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Relations, Webmaster

Social Networking Planning Committee, Youth Member, At-Large Board Member

In addition please include a brief personal statement (250 words or less), outlining why you are interested in serving on the CAMAC Thunder Bay Executive Board, and describing the skills and experience that qualify you for the position(s) above. 

Please  email your statement to the following   E-mail: camac1987@gmail.com

The Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Canada (CAMAC) was formed in 1987 by members of the African and Caribbean community in Thunder Bay who wanted to share their culture and heritage with other Canadians.

From a handful of men and women, college and university students with a common bond in Afro-Caribbean culture, CAMAC has endeavored to promote and celebrate the contributions of African people into our multicultural heritage. Today, CAMAC is an inclusive group bringing together people of all races with ties to Africa. The group works to facilitate the integration of people from Africa and the Caribbean into the Canadian mainstream so that everyone can contribute to the well being of Canada and pride in our new home.

In addition to people from Africa and the Caribbean, CAMACs membership includes those born in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Orient and South America. This diversity enriches the group, and improves race relations in the community. The more we mix and socialize, the more friends we make. And as people marry, their spouses, relatives and children all become all part of an extended family that promote cross-cultural awareness in society.
A board of directors who meet regularly to plan activities, to bring the members of the community together governs the association. There is an education program to present African-Caribbean culture in the classroom and enhance the curriculum. CAMAC also participates in consultations for input in social policies, and has representation on several advisory committees in the city to ensure that the interests of its members are well served.

CAMAC organizes orientation workshops for volunteers to encourage them to be involved in the groups activities. Forums and workshops are also held to deal with issues of mutual concern as well as advocate on the needs of members. The association publishes a newsletter to share information on current developments and special event such as African Black history Month. The newsletter promotes up-coming activities and helps to solicit the support and participation of both members and the general public. Other special events include the Annual Picnic during the civic holiday the first weekend in August. One long-range goal is to have a monument in the International Friendship Gardens, and CAMAC in involved is involved in a fundraising campaign for this purpose.