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A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth

Friday, December 4, 2020

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth – Defining Recognition and Development under the UN Decade for People of African Descent and UN75

Being a young person within the Black community in Canada in 2020…what are the prospects for the future? Is the situation encouraging going forward? Have there been setbacks related to the pandemic? And how does this community differ from its US counterpart? There were a lot of questions that needed answers, and more than ever before people started to think strategically and in long-term perspectives that provided more opportunities and options for young Black Canadians.

This panel discussion offered a vision for youth leadership in our country within the context of the Black communities. The key areas of focus included employment and employability prospects, education and the urgency of intergenerational collaboration.

Candies Kotchapaw, Executive Director, DYLOTT

Panelists/ Speakers:
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senator, Nova Scotia (East Preston)

Stephanie Dei, UN Women National Coordinator

Georgette Morris Graduate Studies, Ethics and Public Affairs

*The content presented is free of charge but please note that the Empire Club of Canada retains copyright. Neither the speeches themselves nor any part of their content may be used for any purpose other than personal interest or research without the explicit permission of the Empire Club of Canada.*

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