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Africans' League of Canada

Alternate Name ALC ; ALC - LAC ; LAC ; Ligue des Africains du Canada (La) ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
2141 Thurston Dr, Suite 104
Ottawa, ON K1G 6C9
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Intersection Conroy Rd and Thurston Dr
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable * bus 40
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community services, including: 
* Income tax clinic 
Immigration services: 
* establishment services 
* counseling and assistance in immigration procedures 
* application for various visas, for permanent residency, work permit, citizenship, sponsorship, etc. 
* Commissioners for Oaths available to validate oaths, affirmations, and affidavits 
Legal services: 
* information and advice on immigrant and refugee rights 
* guidance on judicial procedures 
* defense of rights on various issues 
Medical services: 
* in-home doctor visits 
* nursing and medical services at home 
Social services: 
* daycare services 
* job search assistance 
* job placement and internship 
* support for creating and starting a business 
* support for training and studies 
* counselling services 
* rehabilitation and monitoring of probation for minors 
* radicalization prevention 
* housing support services 
* social activities 
* interpretation and document translation 
* language instruction 
* placement assistance for volunteering in Africa and Canada 
* financial and administrative assistance for funerary services 
* maintenance of a directory for professionals and business men in Canada 
Services to seniors: 
* home visits 
* transportation and accompaniment 
* physical activity 
* meditation and relaxation sessions 
* foot care 
* social outings 
Services for individuals with a disability: 
* social housing management 
* budget management 
* employment support 
* family support
Hours Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Canada
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Membership requirements : individuals 18 years and older who are from Africa, of African descent, identifies as African and sympathizers living in Canada * services also available to all residents of Canada from other communities (citizen, permanent resident, refugee, international student, visitor)
Application Membership required * form to register is available on the website
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Kikongo-Kituba ; Kikuyu ; Kinyarwanda ; Lingala ; Somali ; Swahili ; Interpretive Services - African languages
Fees Membership - $25 annually (2019) ; None - services free with membership
Service Categories Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance ; Business Assistance Services ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Child Care Centres ; Commissioner of Oaths ; Community Crime Prevention Programs ~ Violent Extremism/Radicalization Issues ; Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs ; Escort Programs ~ Older Adults ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; General Counselling Services ; Housing Search Assistance ~ People With Disabilities ; Independent Spiritual Pursuits ~ Older Adults ; Individual Advocacy ; Interpretation/Translation ; Job Search/Placement ; Juvenile Delinquency Prevention ; Language Instruction ; Legal Information Services ~ Immigration Issues ; Mobile Health Care ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Non-Emergency Medical Transportation ~ Older Adults ; Personal Financial Counselling ~ People With Disabilities ; Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion ~ Older Adults ; Podiatry/Foot Care ~ Older Adults ; Senior Ride Programs ; Social Clubs/Events ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Volunteer Opportunities
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-801-3550
Toll Free Phone 1-877-820-1516
Fax 613-519-0287
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Denise Kako, Public Affairs and Communication Division
Primary Executive Persévérance Mayer, Executive Secretary
Other Details
Funding Fundraising ; Membership fees
Resources Website

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