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From December 4 to 6, 2017, the Federation of Black Canadians marked the International Decade for People of African Descent with the National Black Canadians Summit: a convergence of 800 people of African descent and stakeholders. With three days of high-energy keynotes, cultural performances, and strategic planning sessions for social change, the ground-breaking event drew from decades of Black community organizing and awareness raising to serve as a springboard to accelerate collaboration around an inclusive Black Canadian agenda, grounded in an anti-oppression perspective.

National Black Canadians Summit: Live Stream Archive




The Canadian International DECADE STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN: 2017-2024

The International Decade Strategic Action Plan is divided into eight sections, which correspond to the sixteen strategic planning sessions that transpired at the National Black Canadians Summit. Each section lays out a synthesis of the many recommendations submitted by Black Canadians the various consultations organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation as well as the Federation of Black Canadians.

  1. Black Ownership & Generating Black Wealth
  2. Media Representation, Arts & Black Identity
  3. Mental & Physical Health
  4. Accessing Justice & Community Safety
  5. Migration and Inclusion
  6. Education
  7. Democratic Engagement
  8. Access to Affordable Housing and Shelter




National Black Canadians Summit: Moving Forward Surveys

Generating Black Wealth Survey.
Migration Survey:
The Education Survey:
Justice and Security Survey:
The Health Survey:
Democratic Engagement Survey:
Housing and Shelter Survey:

Lancement du site en français

By | Announcement

Bienvenue sur le nouveau site de la Fédération des Canadiens noirs.

Vous trouverez ici des mises à jour sur l’élaboration de programmes, de nouveaux partenariats et des mises à jour sur la façon dont la diaspora noire canadienne est touchée par les efforts collectifs de nos partenaires et de notre organisation.

La Fédération des Canadiens noirs (FCN) est une organisation nationale à but non lucratif dirigée par des organisations noires à travers le pays. La Fédération fait valoir les intérêts sociaux, économiques, politiques et culturels des Canadiens d’ascendance africaine.

Mobiliser, habiliter, transformer.

La version française de ce site sera lancée fin janvier 2018.

Nous souhaitons très bientôt commencer à travailler en partenariat avec vous.

Si vous avez des questions, s’il vous plaît contactez-nous à


L’équipe de la Fédération.

2017 National Black Summit

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Hundreds of Black Canadian Leaders to Converge in Toronto for Pan-Canadian Summit to Remove Racial Barriers, Catalyze Change
The Summit Kicks-Off National Celebration of UN Decade for People of African Descent

November 29, 2017, Toronto – On the heels of the release of the City of Toronto’s Anti-Black Racism Action Plan, hundreds of Black Canadians and stakeholders will converge at the National Black Canadians Summit to mark the International Decade for People of African Descent. Hosted by CTV’s Marci Ien, CBC’s Amanda Parris, CBC’s Dwight Drummond and award-winning filmmaker Nandine Valcin, the historic event will see over of 700 registered participants from across the country listen to over 80 speakers, participate in 16 strategic planning sessions, and enjoy several cultural performances.

Organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the Federation of Black Canadians and Toronto Public Library, the three-day bilingual gathering will empower participants to draft a six-year, community-driven plan of action to remove racial barriers and enhance wellbeing, prosperity and inclusion for Black Canadians. To see the draft, plan to visit this page.

Speakers include:
· Her Excellency The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada & Secretary General of La Francophonie
· The Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada
· The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, Government of Ontario
· The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services of Ontario
· The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of the Public Service Commission and of African Nova Scotian Affairs
· Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto
· Justice Donald McLeod, Court of Ontario
· Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress
· Larry Rousseau, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress
· Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
· Michael Lee Chin, Founder and Chairman, Portland Holdings Inc.
· Desmond Cole, Journalist and Activist
· Robyn Maynard, author
· The Honourable Jean Augustine
· Michael Adams, President, Environics Research Institute
· Tiffany Gooch, Strategist, Enterprise
· Peter Sloly, Partner – Risk Advisory, National Lead – Security & Justice/Convergence Security, Deloitte Canada
· Anthony Morgan, Lawyer, Falconers LLP
· Emilie Nicolas, Founder, Quebec Inclusif

The Summit begins on December 4, 2017, at 7 pm, with an opening awards ceremony, which will be punctuated by a special announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The following two days will feature keynote addresses, panel presentations and strategic planning sessions. It will culminate with the official launch of the Federation of Black Canadians, a pan-Canadian advocacy organization, advocating on behalf of Canadians of African descent.

To see a preliminary event program, visit:

The event is sponsored by TD Bank Group and Deloitte, with additional support from the National Film Board, Afroglobe TV, and the Canadian Labour Congress.

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For more information, contact:

Peter Flegel
Director of Programming and Development
Michaëlle Jean Foundation

Gregory McCormick
Manager, Cultural & Special Event Programming
Communications, Programming & Customer Engagement, Toronto Public Library
416 393.7098

Richard Picart
Communications Lead
Federation of Black Canadians
Fédération des Canadien Noirs
(647) 360-0641 Ext. 101