ACCA's mandate is to increase the presence of Black contractors in the Canadian construction industry with the principle of Talented-Respectable-Unified-Skilled-Trades, TRUST. Our ethics and strategies integrate this mandate through four methods that we’ve recognized as the pillars of ACCA to achieve inclusiveness.
Through our education, training and exclusive resources we actively:
Identify Black owned construction companies and assess their needs and capacity.
Aggregate information and resources to facilitate their growth.
Serve as a platform for Black contractors to collectively develop long-term plans for our position within the industry, and lobby government agencies as required.
Become a repository of qualified general contractors and subcontractors for project owners and constructor's intent on fulfilling social procurement obligations.
The Afro Canadian Contractors Association (ACCA) was founded by six business owners who specialize in their individual trades that share the same passion of building an inclusive construction industry. Through their common passion, Stephen Callendar (President, Bass Installation), Sephton Spence (Vice President, Kubbie Construction), Omari Francis (Director of Operations, Bronze Compass), Kimoy Francique (Director of Apprenticeships), George Lloyd (Director of Services, Lloyd HVAC Services Inc.) and Brian Smith (Director of Programs, Hummingbird Electric Inc.) are the driving force that formed ACCA.
This was a direct response to the trend in public purchasing departments towards social procurement on large infrastructure projects. This trend does not reflect voluntary actions but is the result of efforts made by community organizations to hold government accountable for diversity and inclusion on construction projects.
Meet The Team
Director of Operations
Director of Strategic Partnerships