News & Updates

Happy Pride!! 2024

7 in 10 Black Canadians who have experienced discrimination have been discriminated against for more than one reason (Statistics Canada, 2019). These reasons can include gender identity, physical appearance, and sexual orientation. Why does this matter? Intersectional...

Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! 2024

On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize and pay respect to the Indigenous lands on which we live and work and we honour the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee,...

BLAC in the News – Fairness in Background Checks

BLAC has intervened in an appeal involving the Toronto Police Services Board. This case is critical because of its implications for transparency and fairness in hiring decisions. A job applicant, who was trying to build a career in law enforcement, was denied a...

Child Welfare Survivors Can Now Apply for Permanent Residence Status!

Our System, Our Children, Our Responsibility: A Campaign Against the Deportation of Child Welfare Survivors, is a coalition steered by BLAC that seeks to end the deportations of child welfare survivors and to address their related immigration issues. As a result of...

BLAC in the News: Discrimination in Toronto Housing Market

BLAC’s Interim Legal Director, Piera Savage can be found quoted in an article by the CBC discussing racism in the housing market. "Recherche de logement à Toronto : les personnes noires sont plus discriminées" In this French article there is an exploration of...

BLAC in the news: Extra Enforcement after Cannabis Legalization

BLAC's Interim Executive Director, Selwyn Pieters can be found quoted in this article  by the Toronto Star discussing charges for cannabis after legalization. Five years after legalization, the enforcement of cannabis-related offences continues to occur more often in...

Our Newsletter is Out!

Our July issue of BLAC in Black and White is out now! Ever heard of an administrative removal in school and curious how different it is from a suspension or expulsion? Wondering how the pandemic impacted Black families and child welfare survivors? Have you heard of...