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Centennial College Libraries has a rich collection of anti-racist fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by Black Canadians. Check out some of our resources below or try using the suggested searches on the left to find more.
Black Experience Project in the GTA
"Launched in 2010, the Black Experience Project (BEP) is a seminal research study focused on examining the lived experiences of individuals who self-identify as Black and/or of African heritage living in the Greater Toronto Area, or GTA (the Regions of Toronto, York, Durham, Peel and Halton). Led by the Environics Institute for Survey Research, along with lead partners the United Way of Toronto and York Region, the YMCA of the Greater Toronto Area, and Ryerson’s Diversity Institute, this study aims to provide a better understanding of the lives of Black individuals within the GTA, including the factors leading to their successes and challenges." (BEP, 2017)
Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement
"Building on the groundbreaking report Where Do We Go From Here? Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys, this companion piece, Building a Beloved Community: Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement, explores the diverse, multidisciplinary, and cross-sector work to advance black male achievement. Based on interviews with 50 philanthropic, nonprofit, government, academic, and business leaders, the report also offers recommendations for what it will take to strengthen the field moving forward." (Open Society Foundation, 2014)
Doing Right Together for Black Youth: What We Learned from the Community Engagement Sessions for the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan
"This report shares the top 10 issues for Black youth and their families, ideas on the best ways to engage Black youth in meaningfully shaping the development and implementation of the BYAP projects, as well as the important characteristics of organizations that can meet the needs of Black youth." (YouthRex, 2017).
ONE VISION ONE VOICE: Changing the Ontario Child Welfare System to Better Serve African Canadians
"One Vision One Voice is a program led by the African Canadian community. It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and addresses the overrepresentation and experiences of disparities faced by African Canadians after coming into contact with the child welfare system." (One Vision, One Voice, 2016).
This Issue Has Been with Us for Ages: A Community Assessment of Police Contact Carding in 31 Division
"In the summer of 2014, Logical Outcomes led a community-based research project called the Community Assessment of Police Practices (CAPP) to examine community satisfaction with the Toronto Police Service in 31 Division. The study took a participatory action research approach and engaged over 400 community members. The report was released in November, and its recommendations presented to the Toronto Police Services Board." (YouthRex, 2014).
Towards Race Equity in Education: The Schooling of Black Students in the Greater Toronto Area
"This report summarizes the experiences, issues and concerns raised during community consultations and a conversations with young people. With Toronto District School Board data as reference, and based on their own experiences as parents, educators, community members, and students, participants also spent time reflecting on two main questions: