Welcome to Issamba Centre

 Our events are now virtual due to COVID-19. The Issamba Centre will be open for walk-in

in Spring 2021. All our in-person activities are postponed for now. 

Please contact us for one-on-one support

A hub for African, Caribbean diaspora, and  African Descent communities on Vancouver Island and beyond. 

      Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine

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About Us

Issamba Centre is a hub for People of African origin and of African descent, and a gateway for engagement with Africa and the Caribbean. We are the only African Descent Centre in BC, and are proud to be the first on Vancouver Island.

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BLACK IN BC (African Descent) NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

This survey seeks to better gauge and understand the needs of Blacks and persons of African descent in British Columbia on issues relating to Anti-Black racism and a meaningful implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD).


The survey is funded by the BC Provincial Government and primarily aimed at Blacks and Peoples of African descent in BC.  The survey is part of the Black in BC Community Convener project. The African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Services (AACCCS) is the convener for this project. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IDPAD

Events

  • Addressing Black ownership and generating Black wealth. Sub-theme: employment mobility
    Victoria
    Jul. 31, 11:00 a.m.
    Victoria
  • Racisme & Discrimination en milieu Éducatif
    Victoria
    Aug. 14, 11:00 a.m.
    Victoria
  • Immigration and Inclusion (English)
    Victoria
    Aug. 21, 11:00 a.m.
    Victoria
  • Art, Culture et Identité noire
    Victoria
    Aug. 28, 11:00 a.m.
    Victoria
  • Wakanda Gala
    Victoria
    Oct. 03, 6:00 p.m.
    Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
    To wrap up the end of the annual AfriCa Fest & African Cultural Week, we host a gala where we bring the kingdom of Wakanda to Victoria, BC
  • Issamba Bites spotlighting Zal Sissokho
    Victoria Event Centre
    Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Victoria Event Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Join us for unforgettable evening to the depths of African Rooted-rhythms with ISSAMBA!
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What We Offer

From information/referrals to educational and cultural programs, we can help.

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Sponsors

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The African Art & Cultural Community Contributor Incorp. is supported by the Government of Canada’s Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative and the Tropicana Community Services, The Government of British Columbia, and the City of Victoria

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Thank you for your generous support!

We acknowledge that our organization is based on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples,  specifically the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

African Arts & Cultural Centre: A hub for people of African Descent

Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine

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