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OUR MISSION

The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is a national, non-profit organization, driven by Black organizations across the country.  The Federation advances the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent.

WHAT WE DO

The Federation of Black Canadians is the national organization that partners with Black communities, organizations and people in 13 provinces and territories across Canada. We advocate on their behalf with governments, parliaments, international organizations, business and faith-driven organizations. The FBC is politically non-partisan.

THE ORGANIZATION / STEERING COMMITTEE

The Federation of Black Canadians is nationally registered not for profit. Our partnership with the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation provides direct financial and governance oversight via their Charitable registration number: 82805 9857 RR0001. The FBC is managed by a steering committee and governed by the board of directors and advisory committee.

DONALD MCLEOD

Chairperson

LEN CARBY

Governance

SONIA HECTOR

Communications

LARRY HENRY

Governance

JALANA LEWIS

Governance

RICHARD PICART

Communications

CHRIS THOMPSON

Governance

EBYAN FARAH

Stakeholder Relations

ADEJISOLA ATIBA

Member At Large

DANIELLE DOWDY

Member At Large

EJ HOLDER JR.

Member At Large

Paul Bailey

Member At Large

OUR PARTNERS

Listening closely with our community agencies and our partners—from government to business to labour—we can identify and address major social issues affecting our community. Our in-depth relationships allow us to target areas that are most in need. Collectively, our objective is to provide measurable, sustainable ways of elevating the united social, economic, political and cultural interests of Black Canadians.

Principle Partner

A founding partner is The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, a national charitable organization that uses its unique arts for collective impact model to enable underserved youth to use creativity to change their lives and their communities. To that end, we work them in reaching arts organizations, the business sector, local organizations, government and other sectors of society to make a lasting difference in the lives of people across the country.

Co-Founders and Co-Chairs, Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean & Jean-Daniel Lafond.

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