HIGHER

EDUCATION

A good education is fundamental to fulfil the promise of black canadian young people.

A good education is fundamental to fulfil the promise of Black Canadian young people. It is, imperative that we harness the potential of all students to succeed by promoting excellence and identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to success from schools and classrooms.

“Black Canadians graduate high school at substantially lower rates than their peers.”

Data from the Toronto District School Board shows that Black Canadians graduate high school at substantially lower rates than their peers (Black students 69%, White students 84%, and Non-Black racialized students 89%)

Reports from Ontario and Nova Scotia have found that Black students are up to more likely to be suspended from school than their peers.

Data from the Toronto District School Board shows that “academic streaming” negatively and disproportionately affects Black Canadians. Black students are as likely to be enrolled in the Applied program (versus the Academic program prerequisite for university enrollment). Black students at 39%, compared with 16% of White and 18% of other racialized students.

Working with students, parents, educators and community members, FBC seeks to explore opportunities to promote excellence in education. STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics is an opportunity to advance equity policies and curriculum reform that supports anti-racist, anti-oppressive, education and the elimination of anti-Black racism in all learning environments across Canada.

Your Voice Is Important To Us

Your voice is important to us, we want to hear more ideas from people across the country as how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and environments for Black Canadians.

Black  Student Suspensions

3X

Black students are up to 3x more likely to be suspended from school when compared to their peers.

Applied vs Academic

2X

Black students were over 2x as likely to be enrolled in the Applied program versus the Academic program which is required for university.

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