About PoBC

Parents of Black Children (PoBC) is an advocacy group formed to support and address issues related to the success of Black students within schools across York Region. The group is a collective of parents from York Region District School Board (YRDSB), York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), French Public, French Catholic and independent and private schools within York Region. We are working to ensure that our Black children can meet their full potential and achieve success in their educational outcomes.

Our Guiding Principles

Members of PoBC will be grounded in and guided by these core principles based on an Anti-Black Racism Analysis.

Power Analysis

Through the analysis of institutional power, Parents of Black Children  commits to identifying and unpacking the systems of oppression that impact our children within the education system.

Transparency

We commit to operate in a fully transparent manner and be accountable to the African Canadian Parents and students in York Region.

Listening

We commit to making space to listen and solicit feedback from all members, including parents of African Canadian children.

Appreciation

We will show appreciation and gratitude for the whole of each other’s personhood. We commit to respecting and nurturing all intersections of Blackness that make up each member.