The Black Women’s Political Summit was held on June 3, 2017. Approximately 40 women gathered in the members’ lounge at Toronto City Hall to hear opening remarks by Jean Augustine, the first black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada, a panel discussion, and a group discussion.
Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) presented the Honorable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to meet with the community. The event was held at the offices of KPMG at 333 Bay Street in Toronto on July 27, 2017.
The Black Youth Political Summit was held on September 28, 2017, at Toronto City Hall. Youths ages 16 – 24 years were invited to come and learn about the Canadian political system and how they can get engaged.
The National Black Canadians Summit, organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation was held December 4 to 6, 2017, in Toronto, Canada. The event marked the International Decade for People of African Descent by bringing a convergence of 400 people of African descent and stakeholders.
The Black Community Provincial Leadership Debate held on April 11, 2018, at the Jamaican Canadian Association Centre featured leaders from three of the four political parties, including Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner.
The 2018 Black Women’s Political Summit was held on June 8, 2018. The summit focused on the following themes: different types of engagement, building coalitions and mobilizing. The Keynote Speaker was Zanana Akande.
Operation Black Vote Canada’s Municipal Bootcamp was a one-day basic training session for those in the Black Community who were insterested in running as candidates in the Ontario Municipal Elections on October 22, 2018. The bootcamp was held on August 11, 2018 at the offices of the Black Business and Professionals Association (BBPA).
The Black Community Mayoral Debate held on October 1, 2018, at Traopicana Community Services featured John Tory and contesting candidates Jennifer Keesmat, Saron Gebresellassi, and Knia Singh.
OBVC launched Dinner+Politics initiative in Ottawa. Black Canadians across are asked to have conversations 3, 30, 300 or in between about 2019 Federal election.
On March 1, 2019 OBVC hosted a luncheon for Canadian Coloured Girls at Torys Law firm with guest speakers Donna Brazile and Leah Doughtry two of the four authors of "For Colored Girls Who Considered Politics"
On March 10, 2019 OBVC hosted an International Women's Day brunch - Dinner+Politics edition with proceeds going to Women's Habitat. The Discussion focused on issues pertaining to Black women in the upcoming 2019 Federal elections
On March 15, 2019 Generation Chosen hosted a Millennial Dinner+Politics with 27 young adults to discuss topical issues relevant to young adults in the upcoming 2019 Federal election.
OBVC was invited by Equal Voice to present at their Daughters of the Vote on April 1, 2019. We our presentation was entitled "Forging a Path to Civic Engagement for Young Black Women"