Programs

MACCA provides a variety of programs and services to the York-Region and GTA community. While our programs are developed with a Caribbean lens, they are open to all people from all backgrounds. Browse through our programs below to discover more about what MACCA has to offer you and your family.  

Design Your Future Summer Youth Internship

Design Your Future Summer Youth Internship is a youth group guided by MACCA.

As a group we come together to hang out, discuss important issues, plan youth events, and to make a difference in our community.

As a group we make sure youth in York-Region have a voice, and we help meet the needs of other youth through events and programs we develop and participate in.

Joining our group is a great way to meet new friends, gain new skills, get volunteer hours, and become a leader in your community.

Meetings are held at 505 Hood Road, Unit 5 in Markham Ontario. All youth are welcome.

For more information email bleyp@macca1987.com or call 905.946.9998

KINNECTYOUTH

MACCA KINNECTYOUTH Mentoring Program funded by the Ministry of Children and Community Services, is specifically aimed at providing mentors and critical life skills development for young black teenagers aged 13-19 who are in contact with child welfare or are newcomers to Canada. Our mentees learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, health and wellness and much more. We assemble a team of community role models and trained mentors to encourage and support our youth. We are happy to serve an amazing group of young people. For more information about serving as a mentor please contact our Program Manager kinnectyouth@macca1987.com

If you would like to become a mentor, you can express your interest by filling out this form here.

If you would like to be a part of the KINNECTYOUTH program, please fill out the form here.

MACCA Senior Recrea-Action Program: Funded by New Horizons

The MACCA Seniors Program is a wonderful program which provides an opportunity for friendly, active engagement for our older adult community. The program offers a variety of activities including excursion, arts and crafts, games and exercise.Transportation and lunch is provided free of charge. The program runs on Mondays and Wednesdays at the MACCA office. For further details please contact our volunteer coordinator,  Bev Hylton at bevhylton@yahoo.ca

MACCA Summer Reading and Robotics Summer Camp

MACCA runs a Reading & Robotics Summer Camp for children ages 5-12. Each year over 70 children attend camp to enrich their love for reading and learning. We expose the campers to the foundations of coding and building robots and employ 6 trained staff to deliver science related games, recreational activities and excursions throughout the summer. This year due to COVID related restrictions. 

We will offer an online tutoring support Program.

Fo more information please contact our Program Manager at kinnectyouth@macca1987.com or our Director of Youth & Education stacyanmorant@gmail.com

 

Saturday School

We are currently working in collaboration with several organizations within York Region to re-establish a Saturday Cultural Program.

Steel Pan Program

We have steel pan classes for both youth and seniors. Classes are taught by renowned instructor Layne Clark! 

Our kids have performed at the Markham Music Festival, YRP Day for the Elimination of Racism event, Holidays in the Village and the Pan Am Games.Classes are held at the MACCA office Thursdays at 7pm for kids, 8pm for adults. 

For further inquiries, please contact pathowell@rogers.com

Our programs focus on achieving the following goals:

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Educational Development

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Reduction in Isolation of Seniors

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Personal Development

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Fostering Stronger Families

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Promotion of Healthy Choices for Children, Youth, and Adults

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Professional Development

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Reduction in Isolation of Newcomers