CCAH in the Media

Year – 2024


13/05/2024 – Oakville News: Red Carpet: See who attended the May Soiree – click here to view


30/04/2024 – YourTV Halton: CCAH May Soiree 2024 – click here to view


25/04/2024 – Oakville News: Soiree provides time for celebration of Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton – click here to view


25/03/2024 – YourTV Halton: CCAH Art Exhibit – click here to view


26/02/2024 – YourTV Halton: Finding Freedom on the Sixteen – click here to view


10/02/2024 – Clef Notes to Canvas – click here to view


02/02/2024 – The Hamilton Spectator: Explore Black History this Month in Burlington and Oakville  – click here to view


01/02/2024 – YourTV Halton: CCAH Black History Month Events – click here to view


25/01/2024 – YourTV Halton: Feb 1st: CCAH Black History Month 2024  Launch Event – click here to view


25/01/2024 – CCAH BHM2024 Press Release – click here to view


Year – 2023

31/12/2023 – 2023 a year in review – click here to download PDF file
23/11/2023 – The Globe and Mail: How  Kia Canada is helping drive progress in communities across the country – click here to view.
11/09/2023 – Oakville Hospital Foundation: Oakville Hospital Foundation Announcement: CCAH fulfills Oakville Trafalgar pledge of 25,000 – click here to view
31/08/2023 – Oakville News: Day camp for BIPOC children breaks barriers – click here to view
02/08/2023 – Halton News on Your TV: CCAH Community & Cultural Garden – click here to view
01/08/2023 – CCAH Virtual Corner: August 1st Emancipation Day & Official Garden Opening – click here to view
31/07/2023 – Oakville News: Emancipation Day 2023 in Oakville – click here to view
28/07/2023 – Inside Halton: Here’s 8 things to know about Oakville’s Emancipation Day Picnic on Aug. 5 – click here to view
26/06/2023 – Inside Halton: 4 at 4 – Halton news of the day for  June 26, 2023 – click here to view
26/06/2023 – Inside Halton: ‘Some problems’: Report directs Halton Police to do more to address hate crimes in Oakville and Burlington as well as Milton and Halton Hills – click here to view
13/06/2023 – Toronto Guardian: Charitable Choices: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton – click here to view
28/02/2023 – Oakville News: Worthy local organizations receive $341K in federal funding – YMCA of Oakville, Food for Life, Oakville Ready and the CCAH received substantial program funding – click here to view
21/02/2023 – Burlington Local-News: Local Artist Exhibits in Oakville for Black History Month – click here to view
13/02/2023 – Oakville News: We are not only Black in February – CCAH President Andrew Tyrrell shares how the CCAH, a Registered Charity, uplifts our entire community all year – click here to view
11/02/2023 – YourTVHalton: Clef Notes to Canvas – click here to view 
01/02/2023 – YourTV Halton: CCAH celebrates Black History Month – click here to view
01/02/2023 – InHalton: Oakville proclamation kicks off Black History Month, honouring legacy of Black Canadians – click here to view
27/01/2023 – Oakville News: Paul Harris Fellow Community Awards recognized 8 amazing individuals – CCAH President, Andrew Tyrrell, is among the recipients  – click here to view
25/01/2023 – Oakville News: How Jamaica saved Jews during the Holocaust – In celebration of Black History Month and in conjunction with the Interfaith Council of Halton, the CCAH with Shaarei-Beth El Congregation host an event to focus on the unlikely and unknown story of how Jamaica tried to save Jews during the Holocaust  – click here to view
18/01/2023 – Oakville News: OCF’s Classroom launches new programs its fifth year – The CCAH steel pan program continues to be part of the Community Classroom initiative along with a new program based on the Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton Report – click here to view

Year – 2022

31/12/2022 – 2022 a year in review – click here to download PDF file
09/11/2022 – Oakville Beaver: ‘Exclusionary’: Some racialized people feel unwelcome in parts of Halton, says report – CCAH and other community organizations partnered to develop an informative report regarding inclusion in Halton – click here to view
31/10/2022 – Oakville News: Belonging and Racial Identity in Halton Report – CCAH and other community organizations partnered to develop an informative report regarding inclusion in Halton – click here to view
30/08/2022 – In Halton: Oakville Park dedicated to long time leader in Caribbean community – click here to view
27/08/2022 – Oakville News: Halton BIPOC day camp strengthens ties among kids, community – click here to view
25/08/2022 – Halton News on Your TV: CCAH End of Summer Camp – Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Recognition – click here to view
23/08/2022 – Halton News on Your TV: Emancipation Day CCAH August 1st – click here to view
16/08/2022 – Knoll’s News: Emancipation Day in Oakville 2022 – click here to view
26/07/2022 – Halton News on Your TV: CCAH Day Camp – Nikki Wesley visited the camp and to discuss why is was started – click here to view
14/04/2022 – Halton News on Your TV: Diverse Perspectives – Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton – Ep14 – click here to view
02/02/2022 – Halton News on Your TV: CCAH President, Andrew Tyrrell, discusses with Nikki Wesley about all that CCAH has to offer for BHM2022 – click here to view
28/01/22 – Inside Halton: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton kicking off Black History Month Celebration on Feb.2 – click here to view

Year – 2021

31/12/2021 –  2021 a year in review – click here to download PDF file
16/12/2021 – MP Pam Damoff’s Statement: Pam Damoff, MP Oakville North-Burlington, and her team participated as surprise performers at our Holiday Concert on Dec 5, 2021. The CCAH, among other Halton organizations, are recognized during her statement to Members of Parliament  – click here to view
04/11/2021 – Oakville Matters Panel: Oakville Matters host Mayor Rob Burton discusses with Andrew Tyrrell, CCAH President, and other guests about Oakville’s 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan – click here to view
18/10/2021 – MP Pam Damoff’s Weekly Update: Pam Damoff, MP Oakville North-Burlington, participated in our Steelpan Culture Days offering on October 17 – click here to view
04/10/2021 – Oakville Beaver: The CCAH appears in this article “Oakville’s Black businesses faced an uphill battle even before the pandemic” – click here to view
01/09/2021 – Milton Villager: CCAH VP Sheldon Williams, led the Emancipation Day 2021 Milton Picnic in partnership with the Milton Public Library, Arts Milton and African Caribbean Council of Halton. Article appears in Sept 2021 issue on pages 15-16 – click here to view
30/06/2021 – Cogeco on Your TV: CCAH Board Members  Andrew Tyrrell and Richard Pinnock speak with politicians and community partners about the impact of COVID-19 and the racial crisis on marginalized and equity-seeking groups to reflect on what has been accomplished in the past year – click here to view 
31/05/2021 – Halton News on Your TV: CCAH President, Andrew Tyrrell, reflects a year later on society’s reaction to George Floyd’s death and how far we still have to go – click here to view
05/04/2021 – The Issue Interview: The Issue host Mark Carr and co-host Kim Slaunwhite discuss with CCAH Board Members Andrew Tyrrell and Richard Pinnock about how the CCAH had to pivot during the pandemic.  Click here to access interview; login to Facebook required.
31/03/2021 – Beat the COVID-19 Blues Wraps UpThe CCAH wraps up it’s Beat the COVID-19 Blues program which included meal distribution to vulnerable populations in Halton Region along with providing weekly music entertainment to members – click here for the press release
08/03/2021 – Milton Villager: The CCAH is featured in the Milton Villager for their part in Black History Month – click  here to view
28/02/2021 – Anita Anand Newsletter: CCAH is featured in this newsletter regarding Richard Pinnock (Youth Leadership Programs) and tribute to the late Veronica Tyrrell – click here to download
24/02/2021 – CityTV Interview BHM2021:  Oakville’s rich Black History is featured in this interview – click here to view
07/02/2021 – The Issue Black History Month 2021 Interview: The Issue host Mark Carr and co-host Wendy Rinell discuss Black History Month with Andrew Tyrrell and and Julian Kingston, Supervisory of The Oakville Museum. Click here to access interview; login to Facebook required.
04/02/2021 – The Caribbean Camera: Celebrating 25 years of Black History Month in Canada – click here to view
04/02/2021 – Oakville Matters Interview: Oakville Matters host Mayor Rob Burton interviews Andrew Tyrrell, CCAH President, about Black History Month during the pandemic – click here to view
31/01/2021 – Black History Month 2021 Press Release: Click here to download file

Year – 2020

16/09/2020 – Oakville News: CCAH serves 2,020 meals in summer 2020 – click here to view
11/04/2020 – New projects pay homage to black history in Halton – click here to view
11/01/2020 – Home Suite Hope November Newsletter: CCAH is featured in the newsletter as Home Suite Hope commits to inclusivity and justice for Indigenous and racialized community members – click here to view
10/04/2020 – Food for Life Volunteers Needed: CCAH proudly supports Food for Life food distributors – click here to view
09/30/2020 – Social Value Matters 2020: CCAH President joined panel entitled “Creating Social Value Through Community Protection and Collaboration”  – click here to view
09/22/2020 – Oakville Matters: CCAH discusses Cultural Diversity and the Student Summer Program  – click here to view
09/24/2020 – Oakville Community Foundation Press Release: Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton Provides 2,020 Meals, Online Entertainment for Halton Community Thanks to Emergency Community Support Fund – click here to view
08/18/2020 – Oakville Hospital Foundation:  CCAH to fund Halton Diabetes Program – click here to download PDF file
08/01/2020 – Halton News:  Emancipation Day celebrated with COVID-19 restrictions – click here to download video file
06/28/2020 – Halton News: Andrew Tyrrell speaks on behalf of the CCAH as Buttonbush Parkette in Oakville to be renamed in Veronica Tyrrell’s honour – click here to download video file
06/28/2020 – Oakville Beaver: Oakville council votes to dedicate park to late community leader Veronica Tyrrell – click here to view
06/17/2020 – Oakville Community Foundation Press Release: Oakville Community Foundation awards funds to Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton through Emergency Community Support Fund – click here to view
06/03/2020 – Message of Hope and Resilience – click here to download PDF file
01/30/2020 – Black History Month Press Release – click here to download PDF file