All parents, regardless of what school their child attends have a right to have advocates
present with them when engaging with school board staff.
Advocacy is historical, anchored in social justice, and a deep part of the experiences of Black communities. We support each other because we know that the system is not neutral. No one should have to face a system alone.
Available in English and French.
Our three-year Strategic Plan seeks to:
- Deepen PoBc’s accountability and governance structures
- Build an operational plan that best employs PoBC staff talent and resources
- Position PoBC to grow its work and mandate
- Support PoBC’s financially and operationally sustainable future
- Take account of the changing social, economic, and political landscape
The Student and Family Advocate Community of Practice is designed to offer support and resources to organizations as they aid Black families and students.
As a collective of 17 organizations who share and exchange best practices and processes to ensure that Black families and students receive the culturally sensitive solution
A Region to Watch, Halton District School Board & Halton Catholic District School Board dives into the egregious cases we are seeing within Halton Region.
We highlight our Halton Town Hall Meeting, where we collectivized to form a Halton Black Parent council. These parents have found a community in advocating on behalf of their children and holding the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board accountable.
A Call to Action: Systems abuse of Black students within Ontario’s education system is a report illustrating the reality of anti-Black racism within Ontario’s education system called. We navigate through detailed case studies and extensive data, collected over the course of September 2020 to February 2022.
Our School Racism Reporting Tool is for staff members in Canadian public, Catholic, and private schools who are aware of incidents of anti-Black racism perpetrated against students, colleagues, or even themselves.
View our findings in our 2021 School Racism Report.
In 2021 Parents of Black Children conducted a needs assessment of our community to better understand who we are serving and what their needs are.
View our full report below.
The United Parents Project was created with funding by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The goals of the project were to:
- $Support parents in feeling empowered to advocate for their Black children within the education system
- $Ensure parents feel supported and know who to call if they have issues or challenges within the education system
- $Create a village of support for parents to rely or call on
- $Provide access to a systems navigator
The 3 programs included in this project were our Capacity Building Workshop Series, Black Parent Mentorship Group, and Education Systems Navigator.
View our full year 1 report below.
As part of the United Parents Project, Parents of Black Children launched a Black parent mentorship group as well as our Education Systems Navigation program.
Key findings and feedback from our first year of operating this program are available in our summary report.