To encourage individual and community empowerment from within.

Between our elders and children, Africa Centre recognizes that the youth are often  forgotten. For this reason, the youth of the Africa Centre created a collective in September 2013 previously referred to as the Youth Empowerment Group, YEG.

After two years of youth-led consultations with African and Caribbean youth ranging from high school to post-secondary students across Edmonton, our collective presented TheComeUp-Youth Empowerment Initiative.

As a subset of our greater organization, the Africa Centre, we share core values and principles and presents itself as a hub of African and Caribbean youth of our greater communities.



Our greater organization otherwise known as the Council for the Advancement for African-Canadians in Alberta, AFRICA CENTRE serves as the hub of African communities in the province of Alberta through creating opportunities of access and encouraging participation.


 To create opportunities for the access and full participation of members of the African community in all aspects of society including economic, social, cultural and educational endeavors and contribute to the holistic development and wellness of the individual, family and community.