Government of Canada and Ontario Sign Bilateral Agreement to End Gender-based Violence

News & Events Government of Canada and Ontario Sign Bilateral Agreement to End Gender-based Violence In Canada, gender-based violence (GBV) remains a major obstacle to achieving gender equality. This week, Marci Ien, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, along with Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South, announced a historic bilateral agreement, joined by […]

Trans Awareness Week

News & Events Trans Awareness Week Continue to celebrate Trans Awareness Week with the Black Queer Youth Collective (BQYC), dedicated to uplifting Black Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming youth. Embracing the spirit of joy, resilience, and self-expression, BQYC is committed to creating spaces that honor the diversity and strength of the Black Queer community. Explore […]

Association Seeks to Support Sudbury’s Black Physicians

News & Events Association Seeks to Support Sudbury’s Black Physicians The Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario (BPAO) is launching a Sudbury hub to connect Black physicians, residents, and medical students, addressing healthcare disparities and burnout concerns. The Sudbury hub, part of a broader initiative in Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and Kingston, aims to support members working […]

Federal Government Has Spent More Than $7.8M Fighting Class-action Filed by Black Civil Servants

News & Events Federal Government Has Spent More Than $7.8M Fighting Class-action Filed by Black Civil Servants The federal government has spent over $7.8 million in contesting a proposed $2.5 billion class-action lawsuit by Black federal public servants, labeled “shocking” and “disgraceful” by Nicholas Marcus Thompson of the Black Class Action Secretariat. The lawsuit, dating […]

City Council Votes Unanimously to Expand Community Crisis Service Across Toronto

News & Events City Council Votes Unanimously to Expand Community Crisis Service Across Toronto Toronto City Council unanimously endorsed the citywide expansion of a mental health crisis response program, replacing police in certain crisis calls. The initiative, launched in March 2022 and currently operating in four pilot zones, will now cover the entire city. The […]

Calgary’s East African Communities Kick-start a New Storytelling Project

News & Events Calgary’s East African Communities Kick-start a New Storytelling Project Calgary’s East African communities recently celebrated the launch of “Sharing Knowledge,” a community-driven news project in collaboration with CBC Calgary. The launch event involved gathering story ideas, interviewing community members, and planning future reporting projects with CBC journalists. More than 20 community leaders […]

2 MLAs Say Housing Bill Discriminates Against Black Communities in Halifax Area

News & Events 2 MLAs Say Housing Bill Discriminates Against Black Communities in Halifax Area Two Black Nova Scotian MLAs, Suzy Hansen and Tony Ince, criticized Bill 329 in the Nova Scotia Legislature, alleging that it discriminates against historically Black communities in Halifax by granting excessive authority to the housing minister without requiring community consultations. […]

Auditor General of Canada Reports: Inclusion in the Workplace for Racialized Employees

News & Events Auditor General of Canada Reports: Inclusion in the Workplace for Racialized Employees The 2023 Auditor General of Canada reports reveal persistent workplace barriers for racialized employees in the public service. Despite initiatives like the 2021 Call to Action on Anti-Racism, progress in combatting racism and discrimination is hindered by a lack of measurement […]

Minister Khera Announces $1.5 Million for Advancing Black Education

News & Events Minister Khera Announces $1.5 Million for Advancing Black Education The Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, and Persons with Disabilities, has pledged $1.5 million in funding for the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community, and Diaspora at York University. The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community, and Diaspora is dedicated to […]

The 2023 Sustainable Finance Forum

News & Events The 2023 Sustainable Finance Forum The 2023 Sustainable Finance Forum is expected to welcome 400 participants to two full days of engaging keynote speakers and working session. It is a unique gathering of elected officials, policy makers, industry and community leaders in the growing field of sustainable and social finance. Read more here

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