News & Updates

BLAC Statement on Protests of Statutes

An uprising is taking place in Canada and throughout the world. The voices of Black, Indigenous and racialized groups are being raised and joined in unison by the community at large. We are demanding transformative change. We are demanding an equitable Canadian...

BLAC Statement on Policing and Anti-Black Racism

Over the past weeks, Canadians have witnessed what members of the Black community have experienced for generations: the horrific mistreatment of Black people by the police. Our communities have long been hyper-surveilled and over policed; our minds and bodies have...

An Open Letter to the University of Windsor

BLAC is deeply concerned about the ongoing anti-Black racism1 and racial profiling occurring on the University of Windsor campus and in the wider community. Since BLAC opened its doors to the public in March of 2019, we have become acutely aware, through work with our...

Feigned Outrage

When images of Prime Minister Trudeau in blackface, appeared several weeks ago, there was tremendous shock, and a frantic public and very political discussion about his racist and offensive behaviour. Blackface is a very troubling legacy of the slavery that existed in...

Statement by The Black Legal Action Centre on Emancipation Day

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) was created to challenge and eradicate individual and systemic anti-Black racism. BLAC, and all those who we work with and learn from, have much work to do to make this vision a reality. Today, on Emancipation Day, we are...

Statement to our Community on the state of Education in Ontario

BLAC opened its doors to the public in March of 2019. In the short time we have been open, we have become acutely aware through work with our community, and affirmed through recent media reports, that our children are, in many instances, not safe in Ontario’s schools....

BLAC Statement on Recent Legislative Changes

BLAC was born out of the needs of the Black community, specifically as it relates to the disproportionate and troubling ways in which Black people are mistreated, scrutinized and brutalized by legal institutions and systems of power. The experiences of Black Canadians...