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A.D.A.M wants commitment similar to Syrian refugee efforts.

Group wants Canada to bring in 20,000 African refugees.

 A Halifax-based group wants the federal government to begin working to bring 20,000 African refugees to Canada, applying the same settlement efforts it used to assist Syrian refugees last year.

The African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes says it contacted Ahmed D. Hussen, federal minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on Friday as well as Nova Scotia Immigration Minister Lena Diab.

"These people are displaced by war. I would say 90 percent of refugees in these refugee camps are there because of war," said Godfred Chongatera, immigration lawyer and chair of the African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes.

"There should be a deliberate effort on the part of the federal government to focus some attention on African refugees."

Godfred Chongatera

Godfred Chongatera is an immigration lawyer and the chair of the African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)


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Position Title: Youth Engagement officer, Summer Position

Summary of Job Description

The Youth Program Assistant is responsible for assisting in the implementation, coordination, and evaluation of youth summer programming. He/She will be responsible for the development, coordination, and evaluation of activities in association with the ADAM Youth Exchange Program in conjunction with the program group leaders. The incumbent will manage the day-to-day operation of the program, handle multiple activities within a fast paced environment and develop and maintain positive working relationships with the youth and external partners (i.e. twin group, YMCA and vendors). More on the Jobs page


 Registration is now open for a series of 5 weekly workshops & conversation on Marriage and Families

African Diaspora Association of the Maritimes (ADAM) in partnership with Builders of Strong Families and Marriages (BOSFAM) is offering a series of 5 weekly workshops and conversation on Marriage and Families.

The workshop is free!                                

Must register before 16 May, 2017. 

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African Diaspora Association of The Maritimes (ADAM)
Is inviting parent to register their children for tutorial sessions for elementary and Junior high students 
Classes will be offered in both English and French languages.

Registration deadline:  ongoing
Please contact us on 902 404 3670 or send us an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Starting date:  march 6, 2017 
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Venue: 3200 Kempt Road, Suite 202, Halifax, NS, B3K 4X1
Bus Routes: 42, 80, 81
Volunteers are needed