By Rosshane Vignarajah, Opinions by Moe Ladha, Velma Morgan, Jaskaran Singh Sandhu | Published by The Star | Published On Mon., May 7, 2018
Decisions are made by those who show up, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that barriers for showing up are removed.
We are a coalition of community animators who find ourselves asking the fundamental question all too often — why is civic engagement not accessible to everyone?
This week, we released a special video as part of a larger “Get Out The Full Vote” (GOTFV) campaign ahead of this year’s provincial and municipal elections in Ontario. Our campaign, called #WeVote, will complement the work members of our coalition have been engaged in already, such as The Canadian-Muslim Vote’s “2018 GOTV” campaign, Operation Black Vote Canada’s recent Black Community Provincial Leaders Debate, the World Sikh Organization’s advocacy training through the Sikh Youth Leadership Institute, and the Tamils in Public Service’s ongoing focus on advocating for women of colour in politics and government.
By Sabrina Nanji | Publisher: The Star |Published: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018
Christening the Federation of Black Canadians with an impromptu electric slide was an “emotional” moment for Justice Donald McLeod.
That’s how the National Black Canadians Summit, held in Toronto in early December, concluded — with as many as 800 attendees cutting a rug like they were at a long-overdue family reunion, said McLeod, who helms the newly minted organization, the likes of which hasn’t existed in Canada for decades.
Hon Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, PC CC OOnt CD QC
-First Black Member of Parliament in the House of Commons
- First Black federal Cabinet Minister
and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1985 to 1991. #RepresentationMatters #lincolnAlexanderDay #HamOnt
11 DAYS LEFT to apply to the 1834 Fellowship program. 20 Black youth (18-25 years old) will participate in a one-week intensive program in public policy and civic leadership @BrockUniversity & weekend mixers @RUFacultyofArts Deadline is Jan 31st. Apply ->http://obvc.ca/1834fellowship
14 DAYS LEFT to apply to the 1834 Fellowship program. 20 Black youth (18-25 years old) will participate in a one-week intensive program in public policy and civic leadership @BrockUniversity & weekend mixers @RUFacultyofArts Deadline is Jan 31st. Apply ->http://obvc.ca/1834fellowship