At the core of our Research Department are our four Working Groups. The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) Working Groups provide a forum to exchange information, engage in projects, and develop policy positions on all issues related to FBC’s Pillars. The main purpose of the working groups is to guide the development and implementation of effective strategies that will result in establishing policies and practices at the state and local level to make communities more safe.
The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) work is at the intersection of economics and policy. As a national advocacy group for Black Canadians, it is therefore crucial to identify relevant economic variables nationally and internationally in order to respond appropriately to the dynamic nature of the needs of the Black communities in Canada. At the core of the six priority areas FBC seeks to serve, which include higher education, total health, community building, criminal justice reform, economic security and addressing anti-Black racism, it is important to identify and track important economic indicators that can help provide a basis for advocacy and prosperity within the Black Canadians.
Developing a national action plan to improve the health and well being of Black Canadians.
Increasing economic security needed to improve standards of living now and in the foreseeable future.
Promoting excellence and eliminating systemic barriers to success in schools and classrooms.
Criminal Justice Reforme
Addressing the impact of anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system.
Workplace Opportunities: Barriers to Equity (WORBE)
August 2021 – COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a discussion around the efficacy of vaccines globally. The main concerns relate to the safety of the vaccine clinical trials and the potential side effects of vaccines.
August 2021 – The history and the mistrust of vaccination and the healthcare system in Canada and the United States (US) stems out from multiple experiences of racism, including discriminatory healthcare practices from slavery.
August 2021 – The Federations of Black Canadians (FBC) work includes advocating for Black Canadians to fully participate in the mainstream economy. Consequently, access to capital is a historically common challenge that constraints the Black Communities.
August 2021 – According to the Statistics Canada report of 2011, the need for childcare support has been increasing across Canada, with almost half (46%) of parents reportedly needing some kind of support for children under the age of 14 years.
November 2021 – The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) was borne out of the partnership between the Government of Canada (GOC), Black-Led business organizations, and financial institutions across Canada.
November 2021 – The Federal Government has over the years made several investments which the Black Canadian population can tap into. A total of $3.3 million was set aside to create the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund of up to $1.5 million.