About Parents of Black Children
Who We Are
The mission of Parents of Black Children is a commitment to advocating and ensuring that all school boards meet the educational, emotional safety, wellbeing and physical needs of Black students, by providing them with equitable opportunities to pursue their education in an environment free from oppression and anti-Black racism in all its manifestations.
Lobby school boards to ensure rigorous disaggregated data collection.
Open a continued dialogue with school boards, independent and private schools about anti-oppressive practices, culturally responsive pedagogy and anti-Black racism withintheir schools and connected systems.
Be the voice of all Parents of Black children, so no parent must stand alone to fight for a just, safe and equitable education for their child.
Work to eliminate anti-Black racism and oppression for Black students within their schools and connected systems.
Build the capacity of parents of Black children and that of Black students to advocate for change within the education and connected systems, to help facilitate their success.
Black is Beautiful!
PoBC is founded on the principles of anti-oppression and rooted in the knowledge that Black children are experiencing anti-Black racism within their schools and connected systems daily.
We use the term “Black” to refer to all people of ‘African descent’ meaning, those who can trace their family tree (or part of their family tree) back to the continent of Africa. Therefore, Black in this case is also inclusive of those students who are of bi-racial heritage, being Black and another ethnicity.
We also use the term “African Canadian”, this is a different way to refer to Black people and includes ALL Canadians of African descent, regardless of where they were born, e.g. Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, Nigeria, Ghana, England, etc. This term includes people who have one parent of African descent and consider themselves bi-racial.