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A hub for African, Caribbean diaspora and African Descent communities on Vancouver Island. Centre Culturel et Social pour les Personnes d'Ascendance Africaine.



To advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African culture and traditions through the promotion of a broad range of cultural, educational and artistic activities, events and programs. To Preserve and Promote Cultural Heritage.
  • Education
    Museums & Cultural Centers

Issamba Centre is a hub for People of African origin and of African descent, and a gateway for engagement with Africa and the Caribbean. We are the only African Descent Centre in BC, and are proud to be the first on Vancouver Island.

Our  Black-Led, Black-Serving, Black-Oriented organization is an art & Cultural organization whose main mandate is to advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African culture and traditions through the promotion of a broad range of cultural, educational, and artistic activities, events, and programs. Since 2017, we have been advocating for the International Decade for People of African Descent.

Our goals:

  • To support projects that increase the scope and impact of action that promote the development of Black Communities in British Columbia.

  • To maintain a community hub for people of African Descent

  • To encourage people of African Descent and the public to work together

  • Bridging Black Canadians & the African Diaspora in celebration of the UN International Decade

  • Promoting the community’s identity and its interests,

  • Support projects that increase the scope and impact of action that promote the development of Black Communities in British Columbia

  • Informing members about existing resources so as to facilitate their social, cultural, political and economic integration in the Greater Victoria area, BC, and Canadian societies

  • Organizing activities to mark significant events in the national life of African and all People of African Descent community of the Greater Victoria area.

  • Promoting & preserving our Cultural Heritage of the African Continent

  • Promote community development and cultural heritage