About Us

ABOUT US.

AFEX (African Experience Festival) is a festival organized by community partner organizations that have far reaching goals including preserving and maintaining African arts and heritage experiences through cultural education, art and dance classes and exhibitions; encouraging community members to live a healthy lifestyle through sports, cooking classes and healthy eating habits; ensuring the safety and security of citizens through education; mentoring programs for youth and young adults; creating creative spaces for local artists/professionals to showcase their talent and works when they would otherwise not have the opportunities to do so. Showcases include art, music, spoken word, sports and others. Providing volunteering hours and helping people build skills in leadership, team management, event and project management and others. Ultimately, building stronger and healthier communities.

MISSION.

Our mission is  cultural education. We want people to experience Africa – the peoples, art, culture, way of life. Using interactive programming, we hope to create an understanding of what Africa means and what it represents. Part of our mission includes:

  • Bring Africans together to showcase our rich cultural heritage
  • Building a stronger and Healthier Community
  • Educating the world about Africa

VISION.

  • Telling the African story from an African perspective
  • Coalescing efforts to create innovative and forward thinking ideas for the Pan- African continent
  • Educating the world about Africa to create a better understanding of its peoples, culture, art and history
  • Showcasing the talents, skills and vocations that exist among Africans

We Need You ! Volunteer with AFEX

AFEX depends on volunteers and donors like you to ensure we offer the quality of programming we put out during the year of the festival. AFEX is usually in June but the partner organizations of AFEX also organize community focused events throughout the year. You can support the festival by:

  • volunteering in one of the departments
  • sponsoring an event during the festival year
  • suggesting an idea
  • donating towards activities
  • acting as an ambassador to promote the mission and vision of the festival

The festival is volunteer-driven and every fund donated goes towards festival activities. As the festival is governed by non-profit bodies, accounting is provided to Boards of Directors, partner organizations, funding bodies and by request to donors.

We appreciate your support. Thank you.

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PARTNERS

Organising Partners

 
 

Contributing Partners

 
 

Community Partners

 
 

SCHEDULE

Afrolicious explores African inspired cuisine through an authentic lens. Guests have the opportunity to sample a 3-5 course menu prepared by an Afrocentric Chef.
June 12 sees members of the AFEX team visiting schools under the TDSB and TCDSB to have a presentation and demonstration about the need to understand diversity and tolerance. Canada is a friendly, multicultural country that welcomes people from all over the world and as Canadians, we represent the ideal of multiculturalism. During visits, team members will have interactive presentations with teachers and students. Activities may include African head wrap sessions and drama/role playing. In 2016, the kids at the Africentric Alternative school enjoyed a rewarding session of education, fashion and conversation. This year, we will visit the Africentric Alternative School again.
Food is a large aspect of the African culture. Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course menu learned from an African Chef.   Chefs Palate at AFEX aims to wow guests with culinary delights that present a fusion of traditional dishes with influences from other cultures. It is a taste of two worlds. Students will expect to have a hands on experience learning courses.

The 3rd year of the African Experience Festival continues with a screening of films made by local and International filmmakers from Africa. This mini 1-day film festival showcases film content from the continent and the diaspora. This year, AFEX is proud to present 2 interesting films - Africa United co-presented with People's Motherland and Mrs. Right Guy.

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Join thousands of Africans to cheer groups of African men as they play to win the coveted AFEX Soccer Team of the Year award. Nothing brings Africans together more than the love of sports. This friendly game of football will have an atmosphere of fun, laughter, sports and camaraderie. Come cheer a friend, colleague or stranger as they sweat out to victory.
Experience the best of Africa in an outdoor festival with authentic food, good music, dance and games. This free event will attract thousands of people from all over Canada to celebrate African culture at the Mel Lastman Square in Toronto. Eat something new, buy a unique African item as a keepsake, win a game of oware (ayo), learn how to tie géle (the African head wrap), storytelling and face painting for kids, dance and listen to good music and make new friends at this family event...all at AFEX 2017.

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