Afro Canadian Development Inc.

Settling in Canada?
We help you succeed!

Services for new and recently arrived refugees and immigrants wishing to settle in Canada.

Lasting, Long-Term Positive Change
What We Do

Afro Canadian Development Inc is a resettlement charitable organization that provides services to support successful settlement in Canada.

Education for Children & Youths
Settlement Resources & Lawyer Referral

Linda Kassim, Barrister & Solicitor
Linda K. Law Professional Corporation

Linda Kassim, a distinguished immigration lawyer, is a testament to the transformative power of education and passion in the legal field. Graduating from York University with a double major in International Development Studies and Sociology, Linda laid the foundation for her interdisciplinary approach to immigration matters. Further refining her skills at Osgoode Hall Law School, she solidified her expertise in immigration law, graduating in 2018 with a commitment to excellence.

Linda’s client-centric philosophy and compassionate approach distinguish her practice, where she listens attentively to clients, tailoring strategies to help them realize their immigration goals. With a wide range of services, including visa applications, deportation defense, and citizenship, Linda’s track record of success is a testament to her unwavering dedication. Beyond legal practice, she advocates actively working toward fair immigration policies. As the founder of Linda K. Law Professional Corporation, Linda and her team navigate the complexities of immigration and real estate law, prioritizing personalized attention and ethical practices. Linda Law is a reliable partner for individuals, families, and businesses, offering support, guidance, and innovative strategies to achieve legal objectives.



Rick Rye was called to the Bar in 2011 and has extensive experience in working through all areas of Immigration, Corporate, and Family Law. His diverse background in working with both impoverished demographics and major corporations allows him to assist clients from all walks of life.

Rick started his career in 2011 in Brampton as in-house counsel for Maple Lodge Farms, one of Canada’s largest corporations, for over five years. He has spent the last six years as an Immigration and Family Lawyer in Toronto.

Rick is a member of the Legal Aid Refugee, Child Protection, and Domestic Violence Panels in Ontario.

Mental Health Services & Referrals

Renee Raymond, RP, R.Kin, C.C.C., MS

Clinical Director/ Registered Psychotherapist

Renee is a registered psychotherapist specializing in trauma therapy, dedicated to empowering refugee claimants in their journey to better mental health and adjustment to Canada. Over the past few years, she has focused on helping individuals who have experienced displacement and trauma.

She has a deep understanding of the distinct challenges refugees encounter while adapting to a new country and employs a collaborative approach to facilitate their adjustment. In addition to addressing past emotional trauma, she assists them in navigating their new environment to cultivate a sense of belonging. She views it as a privilege to support her clients in their pursuit of brighter futures in Canada, guided by her mission that every individual, regardless of their past experiences, deserves the chance to heal, thrive, and discover hope.

Community Programs

We aim to have lasting, long-term positive change in the lives of newcomers, immigrants, refugees, the homeless, and low-income people living in Greater Toronto Area, Canada.

Get Inspired And Help

Many hands make light work.

We Fight Illiteracy

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Connect With Us

A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

News & Events

Our Client’s Testimonials

Thank you for your help. I needed help updating my resume, within two days I contacted their office, and my resume was ready to go. I was surprised by how fast they were able to get it done, even when I didn’t pay for their service. Thank you very much!


I would like to thank Afro-Canadian Development for helping me get a job when I was stranded all alone. With employment support, I am now able to support myself and live independently in this new land of opportunities.

Zakiya N.

Thank you for being a supportive organization. With the help of Afro-Canadian Development, I have been able to get a job in a healthcare facility.


E. Okonofua

Experienced. Dedicated. Compassionate.
Meet Our Leadership
Emmanuel Animodi

Emmanuel Animodi


Emmanuel Animodi, an extraordinary person who the community looks up to. His positive attitude is infectious and is felt by many. This is the ideal role for many other organizations such as Epilepsy Toronto, Canadian Red Cross and many more. Through his initiative in these companies, many individuals in the community of North York have been able to achieve success. How so? He works/volunteers with AFRO CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT (ACDI) Children program assist, tutoring programs, after school programs and providing school supplies. ACDI also supports newcomers and refugees. Emmanuel was also assisting the refugees and newcomers. He works with each person/family closely to provide them with job information, correct their CV, and look for housing. His work ethic does not go unnoticed by those around him. Ambitious, humble, out-going, efficient and a team player. The list goes on and on about how great of an individual this man is. Above all, he goes out of his way to assist the homeless. Each year he continues to join other agencies while they provide warm meals and clothes for the winter seasons. This is an individual who you would be pleased to have alongside your team. Emmanuel Animodi is here to help not only his local communities but others as well.
Dr. Kissanga Ndongabantu

Dr. Kissanga Ndongabantu

Refugees/Immigrants Re-Settlement Manager

Dr. Bantu was a family medical doctor back in Angola, a humanitarian and philanthropist who has supported several hospitals in Africa with his medical experience. At present, Dr. Bantu is assisting the seniors in Canada with their health issues. He has contributed to the social welfare of seniors, adults, and adolescents in the community to which he belongs. Dr. Bantu was assigned to this volunteer position as a Refugees/Immigrants Co-ordinator who has strengthened and “Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom” in Angola (Article 16.2). With abundant knowledge of the Canadian Refugees/Immigrants program and settlement, Dr. Bantu is a man who respects and promotes individual and cultural differences and encourages diversity and inclusion all over the land of Canada.

Sasin Chand Pradhan

Sasin Chand Pradhan

Board Member

Sasin Pradhan is a results-driven Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Developer based in Toronto, ON, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal, and a Post Graduate Degree in Big Data Analytics from Georgian College, Canada.

With a solid foundation in programming languages such as Python, SQL, SAS, C++, and C, Sasin has leveraged his skills in various domains. In his current role as a Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at Canadian Tire Corporation within the Digital Marketing Operation and Insights Department, Sasin applies his analytical prowess. Passionate and highly motivated, he brings a wealth of experience, making him a valuable asset in the organization.

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Become a Volunteer

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.

Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness.

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