Using art as a vessel for change and a tool to promote cultural diversity and social inclusion
Making quality education available to everyone to develop their full potential
Advocating for plant-based, healthy nutrition to enhance self-esteem and overall physical and emotional
Transforming lives by promoting
cultural diversity and inclusiveness for a healthier world
through art, education and well-being.
Founded in 2011, ALC Academy is an international social enterprise based in Montreal, Canada. Through its three pillars - ART, EDUCATION, and WELL-BEING - ALC is committed to promoting cultural diversity and strengthening self-esteem through the exploration of identity. Our goal is to inspire and motivate individuals to seek holistic harmony, contributing to the creation of a healthier and more inclusive world.
ALC Academy has its roots in the desire to honor the legacy of the late Mrs. Anne Lamercie-Cédat, the grandmother of artist Spaicy Bazile. Mrs. Cédat, originally from Haiti, immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the late 1970s. Despite never receiving formal education, she shared profound wisdom with her granddaughter, who later became a teacher and then pursued a career in music as a singer-songwriter. Additionally, she pursued professional training as a holistic nutritionist while drawing upon the plant knowledge passed down by her grandmother, to better assist people on their journey to become the best version of themselves.
ALC Academy pays tribute to the memory of Mrs. Cédat while emphasizing the importance of education as the key to freedom.
Singer - Songwriter / Teacher / Holistic Nutritionist
"I use my Voice, my Music & my Vegan Food to empower you to become your best version."
Music and Nutrition bring people together, and these are the two passions/missions of SPAICY BAZILE: Uniting people, boosting their self-esteem by bridging the gap between cultures.
A former high school teacher, singer, and vegan holistic nutritionist, Spaicy Bazile, an Afro-Canadian of Haitian origin, made the decision to combine her three careers in service of the global community, with a special focus on youth worldwide, through her interactive workshops. These workshops aim to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating to prevent the habit of addiction to excessive junk food consumption and to promote cultural diversity and positive self-esteem through identity.
In 2011, she won the GRAND PRIX LOJIQ (International Youth Offices of Quebec) for her cultural, educational, and humanitarian youth project in Haiti. She was then invited to the 7th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris to sing and deliver a speech on the importance of education and self-esteem during the official opening ceremony.
Being vegan for 9 years, she surprised us with the release of her recipe book, "Vegan Creole Secrets," in which, much like her musical inspirations, she draws from the Afro-Haitian traditional heritage for flavors and introduces us to the joy of healthy eating.
Living off the Roots - Youth Workshop
A workshop to bridge the gap between cultures by celebrating diversity through aspects of
Afro-descendant cultural heritage and promoting inclusiveness in an interactive and entertaining way.
To strengthen self-esteem through identity, cultural connection, and social inclusion
HISTORY & EDUCATION
To celebrate the contribution of Afro-Canadians throughout time in Canada's History
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
To bring awareness to make healthy food choices. to reduce junk food consumption to prevent obesity
ECO & SUSTAINABLE
To choose sustainable and ecological practices for the environment through material and food selections
Audience: Youth 10 to 18 years old
Length: 90 minutes
Format: Virtual or In-person
DELIGHTS FROM ABROAD
TASTE FROM HERE
Educational workshops for bringing communities together through education and culinary experiences.
Virtual or in-person, our youth workshops, LIVING OFF THE ROOTS, promote cultural diversity in Canada and are based on a comprehensive 360-degree inclusive vision: The past, the present, and the future
The workshops are about celebrating the culinary heritage of Afro-descendants to engage, inform, educate, and boost self-esteem through identity and social inclusion.
It's an opportunity to invite others to discover an exciting facet, a heritage, and cultures rich in the history of Afro-Canadians, promoting better mutual understanding, openness, and peaceful interaction.
During the sessions, participants learn about the contributions of Afro-Canadians in both the past and today's Canadian society. They receive up-to-date information, often not found in their classroom history books. It's also a chance for them to express themselves in their mother tongue, collaborate in cooking as a team, and savor tropical vegan smoothies loaded with essential nutrients to boost their mood and positive energy.
"Education is the key that unlocks
the golden door to freedom"
George Washington Carver
Audience: Youth 12 to 18 years old
Length: 90 minutes
THE WELL-BEING OF YOUNG
The workshop primarily aims to raise awareness among young people about two factors influencing well-being: self-esteem and the importance of a healthy diet. The approach is preventive and positive. It seeks to avoid addressing issues associated with youth and instead focuses on imparting tools that can be used throughout life. It is the duty of all of us to place young people at the center of our concerns. The question we have asked ourselves, which has led to the proposal of this workshop, is:
How can we put our knowledge, skills, and abilities in the service of the needs expressed by the young people themselves?
This workshop is highly interactive. The youth work in groups and are also encouraged to take some time for individual reflection on their emotions. The sessions conclude with the preparation of healthy vegan smoothies to uplift their mood and raise awareness about making good food choices to enhance self-esteem
"Eat well, Feel well, Live well"
The Essence of the Workshop
Join us for a unique and captivating journey that combines the delicious flavors of the Caribbean with the healing power of music. This workshop is tailored for the general public and especially for you seeking to connect with your higher self. This live session offers a delightful Afro-Vegan Fusion cuisine and pleasant melodies to uplift both the body and the soul.
Our primary goal is to raise awareness about the profound impact of nutrition on our physical and emotional well-being. We believe that the path to authentic well-being starts with mindful nutrition choices. To enhance this experience, we tap into the incredible vibrational energy of music, amplifying the overall sense of well-being.
The musical session begins with a soothing herbal tea tasting followed by tasteful tropical smoothies that you will have the pleasure of preparing and savoring. Then, we continue with music to awaken your senses and align your energies, all while indulging in thoughtfully crafted Afro-Vegan Fusion bites.
A Holistic Musical and Culinary Experience
Immerse yourself in a musical performance that encourages participation and self-connection. Feel the inner rhythm as you create harmonious beats and sing in unison. Music, as a powerful vibration, enhances positive feelings when combined with nourishing and mindful nutrition. This workshop offers a holistic approach to well-being, where you not only savor the flavors of Caribbean-inspired vegan delights but are also guided to harmonize your energies.
- Soothing herbal tea
- Invigorating tropical smoothies
- Thoughtfully crafted Afro-Vegan Fusion bites
Come, delight your senses, and nurture your spirit. Join us for an unforgettable Holistic Experience, where vibrant Afro-Vegan nutrition and Afro rhythms come together for an unforgettable holistic Experience.