Mississauga & Area Chapter

Kay Livingstone, founder (CBWC)

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Kay Livingstone, founder, Congress of Black Women of Canada 1971. Kay’s ancestors came from Cayuga and settled in the Chatham/London area during the early 19th century. Her early education and training was in the city of London and in Toronto, where she excelled in Drama and Speech Arts at The Royal Conservatory of Music, and later at the Ontario College of Music in Ottawa. Her father, James Jenkins, an Assistant Judge of the Juvenile Court in London and a leading figure in the local black community, and her mother Christina, instilled in her a concept of community awareness. One of the Province’s earliest black newspapers, The Dawn of Tomorrow founded by Kay’s parents had a great influence on her interest in black history and the contributions of black people in North America.

Scholarship Awards

Awarded in June of each year to high school students, entering their first year of post-secondary studies, a teacher upon completion of her studies and a Black woman returning to school to further her education.

Non-Profit Housing

Camille's Place is a stately 9 storey non-profit housing that has adorned the Mississauga skyline in the Creditview & Eglinton area since 1996.


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What we do

Black History Month

The Congress of Black Women of Canada has been very involved with recognizing and celebrating Black History long before Black History Month was proclaimed in Canada. The Canadian Negro Women’s Association (CANEWA).


The Congress often puts on events to mark celebrations and special events. We would love for you to join us at our next event, and come see what we are all about.

Upcoming Events

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6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Camille’s Place Recreation Room
4983 Rathkeale Rd, Mississauga, ON L5V 2B3

Girls Night Out

Congress of Black Women of Canada Mississauga and Area Chapter Girls Night Out 3rd Friday Presents Fall Flair Dinner & Dance Join us for a wonderful meal and an evening of dancing! Music By: DJ Fitz ...

Scholarship Lunch 2015
Black Officers from Peel Police
Congress of Black Women Lunch 2017
Scholarship Lunch 2017
Scholarship receiptant 2015
Making a Difference

The business of the Chapter is run by a volunteer Executive Committee