The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is a national, non-profit organization, driven by Black organizations across the country. The FBC advances the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent.
WHAT WE DO
The Federation of Black Canadians is a national advocacy 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 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is a nationally registered non-profit and led by a representative board of directors.
Donald McLeod – ON (Chairperson)
Stephanie Allen – BC
Lenworth Carby – ON
Dahabo Ahmed Omer – ON (FR)
Rustum Southwell – NS
Robert Tyndale – AB
Marlihan Lopez – PQ (FR)
Chris Thompson _ ON
Tiffany Callendar – PQ (FR)
Adejisola Atiba – ON
Richard Picart – ON
Listening carefully to community agencies and our partners, which include representation from the government to business to labour, we can identify and address significant social issues affecting our community. Our relationships allow us to focus on the most critical issues of the day. Collectively, our objective is to provide measurable, sustainable ways of elevating the united, social, economic, political and cultural interests of Black Canadians.
A founding partner is The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, a national charitable organization that uses its unique perspective for arts for a collective impact model to enable underserved youth to use creativity to change their lives and their. To that end, we work with them to connect with arts organizations, the business sector, local organizations, government and other areas 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.