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 WHO WE ARE

 OVER 350 

 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE  

 BEEN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS 

 BY UAC 

CLUB HISTORY

The United Achievers' Club of Brampton Inc. was established in 1980 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987.  The founding members, who were Canadians of Black and Caribbean heritage, sought to provide avenues through which people from these communities could express their culture and add to the rich multicultural blend of Peel Region.  The founding members were Dennis Bascombe (deceased), Prior Bonas, John Charles, Neville Harrison, Kenton Hendricks, Edison Joseph (deceased), Larry Maloney, Peter Paul, Ken Rose, Tony Rousseau (deceased), and Glen Sloley.

 

In subsequent years the Club established the United Achievers’ Non-Profit Housing Inc (1991) and the United Achievers’ Community Services Inc. (May 2000) which now operates as a separate entity since 2013.

Members were heavily involved in the community, hosting many events such as our signature endeavour, the Scholarship Awards. We believe in investing in our youth through the establishment of scholarships to eligible high-school students entering their first year of college/university.  The first scholarship was awarded in 1985 and 25 years later, more than 355 scholarships have been awarded in the amount of approximately $349,000!

The community involvement has increased over the years to include a community services centre (now United Achievers’ Community Services Inc.) and a non-profit housing (United Achievers’ Non-Profit Housing Corporation), both established by the United Achievers’ Club.

In 1990 the United Achievers’ Club (UAC) applied to the Ministry of Housing to participate in the Ontario government’s “Homes Now” program.  In 1991 the Club received approval for a $21 million loan to proceed with a proposed housing complex.  The result is Mahogany Place, an eleven story apartment building with 126 units and 26 townhouses.  It is run by a Board of Directors, elected by member of the UAC.

Although our focus is on people of Black and Caribbean heritage, we welcome anyone who shares our goals and objectives.  The Caribbean area has been a potpourri of races for centuries, as the Greater Toronto Area has become in recent decades. We encourage new members to join our Club and volunteer their services on one of our various committees.

Awards & Recognition
  • YMCA Peace Medallion

  • City of Brampton 25-year Award

  • Queen’s Park Legislative Recognition Award

  • The Jamaica 45 Achievement Award

  • Malton Black Development Association Award

  • Numerous Caribbean Pavilion Awards

  • To raise the profile and consciousness of Black and Caribbean communities in the wider society

  • To provide effective and meaningful role models for our youth

  • To encourage greater participation in community and political affairs

  • To provide resources for adaptation and integration of the Black and Caribbean cultures into the wider community

  • To link with existing community services to provide educational resources

 

  • Founded in October 1980

  • Granted Non-Profit status in 1987

  • One of four original CARABRAM pavilions

  • First Scholarship granted in 1985 to a student at Central Peel Secondary School

  • In 1991, the Club received approval for a $21 million loan to proceed with a proposed housing complex

  • Club applied for and received charitable status for the United Achievers’ Community Services in May 2000

  • September 19, 2009 celebrated 25 years of Scholarship and Recognition Awards

  • May 26, 2010 Announcement of 30th Anniversary Celebration at Brampton City Council Meeting

  • June 17, 2010 – The United Achievers’ Club is permanently etched on the Donor Wall (William Osler Health System) because of donations to the Pediatric Program (Sickle Cell Disease Support).

  • 2012 - Club members Lucinda Sloley & Marjorie Taylor honoured with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for community volunteerism.

  • September 20, 2014 celebrates 30 years of Scholarship and Recognition Awards.

  • May 2016 – Club Member Marjorie Taylor named the 2015 Brampton Citizen of the year for significant contribution to the community through her more than 20 years of volunteerism in several local organizations.

Objectives & Achievements

Significant Milestones