About CBPN

Who We Are

The Canadian Black Policy Network (CBPN) is a policy-driven forum which seeks to provide unique opportunities to collaborate, innovate and find sustainable solutions for policy issues affecting Canada’s Black communities.

Our Goals

The network’s main goals are to create a safe space for Black community members and allies to explore policy issues affecting Canada’s Black communities; encourage Black community engagement within the policy process both in a leadership and adequately-consulted capacity; and to encourage and promote solidarity and unity within Black communities through open dialogue and collaboration.

Our Founders

CBPN is founded by Sharnelle Morgan, Anna-Kay Russell, and Eunice Kays Yeboah, and is spearheaded by Co-Executive Directors Sharnelle and Eunice. Together, the three founders of the Canadian Black Policy Network co-founded the biennial Toronto Black Policy Conference, which was inspired by the Harvard Kennedy School’s annual Black Policy Conference.

Our Founders

CBPN is founded by Sharnelle Morgan, Anna-Kay Russell, and Eunice Kays Yeboah, and is spearheaded by Co-Executive Directors Sharnelle and Eunice. Together, the three founders of the Canadian Black Policy Network co-founded the biennial Toronto Black Policy Conference, which was inspired by the Harvard Kennedy School’s annual Black Policy Conference.

Watch the recap of TBPC 2019 here

Throwback to #TBPC2019

The inaugural 2019 Toronto Black Policy Conference (TBPC) —inspired by Harvard Kennedy School's annual Black Policy Conference — kicked off with the theme of Black Inclusion and Innovation. ​

Applying an anti-Black racism lens, this conference theme seeks to explore what innovation means for Toronto’s Black communities now and in the future. Is the increasing use of technology, the city’s popularity and rising income inequalities a step-forward or a step back for Black-identifying Torontonians? Does this innovation transition present us with an opportunity or an obstacle?

Watch the recap of TBPC 2019 here

Throwback to #TBPC2019

The inaugural 2019 Toronto Black Policy Conference (TBPC) —inspired by Harvard Kennedy School's annual Black Policy Conference — kicked off with the theme of Black Inclusion and Innovation. ​

Applying an anti-Black racism lens, this conference theme seeks to explore what innovation means for Toronto’s Black communities now and in the future. Is the increasing use of technology, the city’s popularity and rising income inequalities a step-forward or a step back for Black-identifying Torontonians? Does this innovation transition present us with an opportunity or an obstacle?

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