About Us

About Us


Why We're Here?

We are facing a fundamental problem, one that requires a collective response. Our communities across Canada need a collective effort to combat and dismantle hate groups and racism. ANCHOR is building a lasting infrastructure to create public spaces for the Black community to share and celebrate our rich history, ancestry, culture and legacy.

Welcome To A.N.C.H.O.R

The name ANCHOR was selected to represent the new name of the Vaughan African Canadian Association. After finding out that the city of Vaughan, whose name we bear, was named after “Benjamin Vaughan”, who owned slaves in Jamaica and fought against emancipation, refusing to emancipate his slaves, we made a decision to remove the name Vaughan from our organization.

We could not have the name “Vaughan” associated with an organization fighting for the Black community. The name ANCHOR stands for an organization that is grounded in the work of the Black community, one that is steady, firm, and shall not be moved or swayed.


What makes us different?

ANCHOR is a community organization embedded in community. We strive to maintain a grassroots organization of national significance. We work with all levels of government and provide programs and services that reach all segments of our demographic. We strive to make a sustainable impact in our community and champion human rights, equity and anti-Black racism.

Why are we here?

Our communities need a collective effort to fight against hate groups, oppression and racism. We are a progressive coalition of individuals and organizations committed to empowering Black communities through civic engagement, community mobilization, and campaigns that turn our issues into policies that change people's lives.


We have faith that a society grounded in the principles of justice is possible. But to get there, we have to tackle the issues that impact our communities and ensure that elected leaders are held accountable for advancing a progressive policy agenda that addresses the underlying, structural barriers to equality. We are building an African-Canadian Cultural and Community Center in Ontario, and then every Province after that. We know that currently one does not exist. We need to put the same level of energy into the Black community a we do in every other community. We need spaces for our children and families to flourish. We need our community organizations and charities to have a physical office space and program space. Help us Build and Join Us.

Best of The Best

Meet the Team

Fitz Gordon

National Director

David Grant

Executive Assistant

Yonathan Kristos

Communications/Marketing Director

Efia Sakyiwaa

Social Media Director


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