Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee
The City’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism unit (CABR) is responsible for rolling out the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The action plan is SMART – strategic and specific; measurable; achievable; relevant and realistic; and timely. Most importantly, it responds to the priorities identified by Toronto’s diverse Black communities.
Do you know someone who is a passionate member of Toronto’s Black communities and interested in eliminating barriers and advancing the interests of Black communities in government programs, services and representation?
Invite them to shape our city by joining the City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee. Applications to join the Committee are now open and will close on April 11th, 2023.
Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee Responsibilities The mandate of the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee is to provide advice to City Council:
∙ To support the implementation of the principles of the International Decade for People of African Descent under the themes of Recognition, Development, and Justice
∙ On the elimination of barriers faced by Black communities and recommend City engagement to help improve access to provincial, federal, and community agency services and programs
∙ To ensure the interests and needs of Black communities are reflected in City programs and service delivery
∙ On emerging issues and trends of significance to Black communities as they relate to City services and programs
∙ Enjoy a collaborative, cooperative and cohesive relationship with the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit's Partnership and Accountability Circle
Members should be comprised of community and policy leaders with lived experience and/or expertise in issues of Black communities' and reflecting the diversity of Black communities, including:
∙ Housing, healthcare, education, employment and entrepreneurship, child-welfare, policing and the criminal justice system
∙ The elimination of barriers faced by Black communities to improve access to provincial, federal, and community agency services and programs
∙ Efforts to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Black Torontonians as part of the City's contributions to mark the International Decade for People of African Descent
∙ Ability to address emerging issues and trends to ensure the interests and needs of Black communities are reflected in City programs and service delivery
Honorarium and Meetings
∙ Public members receive an honorarium of $125 per meeting attended for up to four times per year at the call of the Chair.
Submit your application by April 11, 2023, for consideration. To apply and learn more about the Committee structure, please visit the webpage and review the Terms of Reference: