About Us

Our Vision

Our Vision

Inspire Youth, Empower Families, Transform our Community

Our Mission

Our Mission

To DEMONSTRATE  leadership and advocacy, to DELIVER relevant and culturally specific education ,training and resources to EMPOWER, strengthen and celebrate our community.

Each year hundreds of children and youth are left behind due to lack of educational supports, inspiration, mentorship, and encouragement. MACCA works to ensure no student is left behind. We offer a variety of educational, health & wellness, youth, and social cultural programs and events that:


Encourage and support learning – as we know education is the key to self-sufficiency & success


Encourage and facilitate inclusive and harmonious communities – we know that ‘out of many, one!’

Healthy Living

Educate & promote healthy living among all York-Region citizens – as prevention is better than cure

Organizational Profile

  • Official Name: Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA)
  • Founded: 1987
  • President: Lisa-Joy Facey

A Brief History of the Markham African-Caribbean Canadian Association

MACCA Started in 1987

MACCA started in 1987 as a non-profit organization focusing on servicing Caribbean people living and working in Markham Ontario.

Region-Wide Mandate

As more and more people of Afro-Caribbean decent moved into York-Region demand for MACCA’s services increased and our services were expanded across the region. We now proudly serve all of York-Region.

The Power of Partnerships

Through the development of strong and valued partnerships MACCA has been able to expand our reach, enrich our programs, and meet growing regional needs. We are proud to partner with York Regional Police, York Region District School Board, York Region Catholic School Board, City of Markham, ABLE, ABES, The Alliance and many other valued groups.

Modern MACCA

With over 20,777 Afro-Caribbean peoples living in York-Region MACCA has had to expand and grow to meet needs and solve new challenges. We recently added an extra C to our name to reflect the Canadian culture that we embrace, and are a part of; with embracing diversity and celebrating inclusion being a core value we are proud of the extra C in our name. We also have charitable status, a General Manager, a nice office, and a responsibility to promote health, peace, and education throughout our region.


Areas of Expertise



Children's Programs


Vulnerable Youth



Seniors' Programming


Equity & Harmony