addressing anti-Black Racism in Education

Student and Family Advocates

BLAC and Ontario’s Student and Family Advocates partner to offer legal supports to Black students and families during the 2022-2023 school year.

BLAC has partnered with Ontario’s 17 Black-led Student and Family Advocate Programs (SFA’s) to support and empower Black children in schools across Ontario.

BLAC received $50,000 in funding through Parents of Black Children (PoBC), the lead organization for the SFA’s Community of Practice, and committed to using $50,000 of BLAC’s own donations to provide enhanced legal representation in the area of human rights
and education law.

This initiative will enhance BLAC’s existing programs and services in the area of education law and will allow BLAC to support more families seeking legal support in navigating anti-Black racism in the education system, regardless of their income.

Read more here.

Free legal aid now available to all Black students in Ontario schools

Aid extended to fight disproportionate ‘streaming,’ suspensions, expulsions Read the full story by CBC News here.

How one legal clinic is ‘levelling the playing field’ for Black students in Ontario schools

Black students and their families to have access to free legal help in combating racism in schools across the province. Read the full story by Alessia Passafiume in the Toronto Star.

Black families start the school year with new legal services to fight anti-Black racism in Ontario schools

The Black Legal Action Centre and Ontario’s Student and Family Advocates partner to offer legal support to Black students and families during the 2022-2023 school year. The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is partnering with Ontario’s 17 Black-led Student and Family...