Melanie Katsiov explained the work of the African Canadian Federation in bring together many of the African National groups to work on youth focused activities.  For example, instead of the Ghana and Nigerian groups working separately on a youth project, the ACF can work as an umbrella group to work on projects of mutual interest.  Some of the projects ACF works on are tutoring elementary and high school students, helping parents navigate the school system so African heritage children are not automatically streamed away from the university/college oriented programs.  ACF is also involved in community affairs, sports programs, University programs such as Western Serves.