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About Us

The Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY) was formed by a group of young Rwandan professionals in 2011. As a grassroots organization, CARY was created to support the needs of Rwandan youth in Ottawa, Ontario through the provision of responsive and inclusive programming. 
A second chapter of the association was formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2012 and incorporated as a non-profit on January 26, 2017. While helping Rwandan youth create life-long relationships through networking within their local communities and across the diaspora, CARY is committed to supporting and encouraging youth to reach their full potential.

Our Goal, Vision, and Commitment


Our Mission

Our Mission

To connect and support the Rwandan youth community’s access to effective programs and services. Included are social, cultural, education, and networking opportunities that help inform youth to realize their true potential.


Our Vision

To empower Rwandan youth in the GTHA through their common cultural connection.

Our Values

CARY’s mission and vision are supported by values that are upheld by its leadership, membership, families, and friends of the Rwandan community in the GTHA.


Thriving as a community as we exchange ideas and achieve common goals


Engaging and preparing youth to develop skills and improve emotional intelligence


Creating a framework to grow in cultural knowledge and awareness that strengthens cultural ties

Respect and Inclusivity

Welcoming difference and the dignity of all people


Improving access to learning opportunities through impactful programs

“Agaciro” (Self-worth)

Committing to excellence through the experiences that shape our successes and our lives

New members are always welcome!

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