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.
The @JCA_Ontario Children’s Christmas Party is almost here! We are so excited & looking forward to a visit from our all time favourite Santa. Storytelling by @MsLetna , games, activities for the little ones & an Adult Zone too. Thanks @WesternUnion @RonFanfair1
8. Increase the number of Black staffers in prominent positions.
9. Increase the number of Black appointments across the board.
10. Move forward with the key actions put forward in #BillC468 which will examine barriers to & increase number of, Black people in ADM & DM positions
5.Increase the number of Black people in Cabinet.
6.Increase the number of Black people in Governor-in-Council appointments.
http://7.Name an experienced Black individual to head the new Anti-Racism Secretariat within the Department of Canadian Heritage.