the Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy
We are a non profit organization with the mission of introducing the beautiful culture of Ethiopia to Manitobans and Canadians as the whole. Our aim is to raise awareness and provide children and youth with an opportunity to learn about their heritage and cultural background.
The organization is currently offering various types of traditional dance classes, Amharic and Tigrinya language lessons and organized activities.
Our programs at a glance
Kids and Youth Dance Classes
Enroll to learn the various traditional Ethiopian dances. The dances are fast-paced, helping kids keep physically active. Give your children a gift of a lifetime hobby and let them join thousands of kids already involved in the competitive Dance sport. Whether taken seriously or just for fun, dancing will benefit your children in many ways.
Be a part of our 5 week Cultural summer camp. We teach students math skills, cultural education, dance training, and Amharic and Tigrinya language lessons. Our goal is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle by providing a “fun” environment for students.
ECCAI offers Tigrinya and Amharic Language classes for children and youth age 4-24. Amharic and Tigrinya are among the most widely spoken languages in Ethiopia and East Africa. Speaking a foreign language will improve and strengthen your child’s cognitive ability.
Location & contact
Dufferin School was built in 1883. It was a two room school west of Main on Patrick Street. The school was named after the Earl of Dufferin who was Governor General of Canada from 1872 - 1878. In 1936 the school was badly damaged by fire and a new Dufferin was built. In 1967, as the school population expanded, a new addition was built onto the school.
545 Alexander Ave