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Youth Council

Youth Council

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The FBC youth council supports the mission and work of the organization by developing ambassadors between the age of 16-29 all across Canada. The youth council ensures that the youth voice is heard, represented, and catered to within alignment of the FBC priority areas. 

The Federation of Black Canadians’ Youth Council works along side the FBC to:

  • Ensure the voices of Black Canadian youth are heard
  • Support the FBC in building connections in the Black community across the country
  • Ensure the consistent engagement of youth with the FBC
  • Engage in conversation around issues, opportunities, updates, and planning concerning local and national topics
  • Council Members

    Mohamed Ali

    Research Team

    Edmonton, AB

    Keyla Keza

    Internal Lead

    Surrey, BC

    Yasmine Elmi

    Outreach Lead

    Ottawa, ON

    Hanna Daniel

    Co-Chair

    Edmonton, AB

    Nana Boahen

    Co-Chair

    Brampton, ON

    Sarah Seh Abomo

    Communications and Marketing Lead

    Ottawa, ON

    Debra Olaniyi

    Co-Chair

    Mississauga, ON

    Tawanda Chiota

    Communications and Marketing Team

    St. John’s, NL

    Faduma Wais

    Coordinator

    Ottawa, ON

    We look forward to serving the Black Canadian youth across the country with YOU by our side! Together, we are stronger and can create impactful changes. 

    Youth Council Initiatives


    • Youth Council Focus Groups

      Welcome to the FBC Youth Council focus groups where we will be discussing the barriers to employment every Thursday during February 2022! Join the Youth Council members for these PAID virtual meetings. Spots are LIMITED – Those who attend will receive a $25 gift card for their time.


    • Youth council December 2020

      The Youth Council is actively recruiting for our executive team. We currently have members from Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.


    • Anti-Racism Program Funding: A National Youth-Led Campaign

      In our Last issue in December we shared that we were one of 85 organizations across Canada to receive Federal support through the “Anti Racism Action Program Funding” Toward building a more inclusive Canada. To Learn more about the funding click here.


    • Volunteer Opportunities: Youth Council Executive Team

      The FBC youth council is recruiting members to its executive council. Individuals from Western, Eastern, and Northern Canada are encouraged to apply.


    • FBC Youth Council Talent Show

      We are accepting applications from potential candidates, if you or someone has a talent, we would love to have you!


    • Election Town Hall

      Register today, to receive a notification about our election town hall with representatives from various federal parties.