CBWC | Mississauga

Chapter History


The Mississauga and Area Chapter was established in 1985 by six women in an effort to address issues affecting Black women, their families and their community. The Chapter’s initial concern was the challenges faced by the youth. As the Chapter evolved most of its programs have been focused on youth and education. In fact, to date the Mississauga Chapter has awarded more than 220 scholarships since the inception of their scholarship program and supported over 14 community partners in meeting project requirements.

In 1996 the Chapter entered the area of non-profit housing to help to find solutions to the issue of affordable housing in the community. This initiative resulted in the construction of Camille’s Place, an eight floor non-profit housing residence located in Mississauga.

The Mississauga Chapter Programs currently includes – Black History Month Events; March Break Camp; Summer Camp; Ongoing Seniors Support; Post-secondary scholarships, Teacher and Adult Scholarship; Seminars & Workshop Trainings; Recreational Activities.

This Chapter typically serves the City of Mississauga, the City of Oakville and other areas within Peel Region and the west end of Toronto.

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Executive Team

Our Executive Team is comprised of elected members from Mississauga chapter.

Shelly Scott-England


Olubusola Kolade


Loris Thomas


Rosalind Burton-Wood


Committee Chairs

Our Executive Team is comprised of elected members from Mississauga chapter.

Greta Archer

Social & Rec. Coordinator

Joyce Callender

Membership Coordinator

Sherine Ankle

Fundraising Coordinator

Sylvia Warrington

Education Coordinator

Hala Ibrahim

Youth Coordinator
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Past Presidents

President Year
Coalition Governance
Ann Jean Lennox
2016- 2018
Valerie Williams
Coalition Governance
2012 -2014
Ann Jean Lennox
Loris Thomas
2008 -2010
Rita Cummins
2004- 2008
Loris Thomas
2000 -2004
Heather Whittaker (deceased)
Frederica Douglas (deceased)
Madeline Edwards