BLAC STATEMENTS

BLAC Board of Directors’ Statement to Members and the Community

Jan 4, 2021

To the Members and Community of the Black Legal Action Centre

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a non-profit community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, with a mandate to provide free legal services for low-income Black residents of Ontario. BLAC’s mission is to educate, advocate, and litigate to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism.

The Board of Directors of BLAC are proud of the good works of the Centre from its initiation. These works were shared in the reports for the General Meeting in July 2020, and with many who expressed interest in the Centre’s progress.

The members of the Board of BLAC are concerned that the independent actions of two members of the Board, actions which are not related to the Black Legal Action Centre, may cast some doubt on BLAC’s mode of operation and involvements. Please be assured that the actions of the members were not related to the Black Legal Action Centre or known of by BLAC board members until they became public.

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