The Empire Club of Canada
A Roadmap for Canada’s Black Youth
Defining Recognition and Development under the UN Decade for People of African Descent and UN75DATE: Friday, December 4th, 2020 TIME: 12:00 PM Eastern Time
Panelists:Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard Senator – Nova Scotia (East Preston) Stephanie Dei UN Women National Coordinator Georgette Morris Graduate Studies, Ethics and Public Affairs
Moderator:Candies Kotchapaw Executive Director, DYLOTT
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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 are a lot of questions that need answers, and now more than ever before people are starting to think strategically and in long-term perspectives that will hopefully provide more opportunities and options for young Black Canadians.
This panel will offer a vision for youth leadership in our country within the context of the Black communities. The key areas of focus will include employment and employability prospects, education and the urgency of intergenerational collaboration. This is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone who is in the workplace and wants to envisage a way forward for Black youth in Canada that is promising and provides hope and incentive for the future.
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
Senator – Nova Scotia (East Preston)
UN Women National Coordinator
Graduate Studies, Ethics and Public Affairs
Executive Director, DYLOTT