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The City of Toronto entrusts La Passerelle-I.D.É. with the organization of public consultations within the black French-speaking communities for the development of its next Ten-Year Action Plan against Anti-Black Racism

Toronto, June 6, 2024 - La Passerelle-I.D.É. is proud to announce the launch of a major public consultation initiative in collaboration with the Francophone Immigration Network of Central South-West Ontario, the local Francophone immigration committee of Toronto, the Taibu organization, Auberge Francophone and the Horizon Francophone organizations for the development of a ten-year action plan to combat anti-black racism. To carry out this important public consultation, the City of Toronto mandated La Passerelle-I.D.É., recognizing its crucial role in promoting a more just and equitable society in the greater Toronto region and in Ontario.

"We are at a crucial moment in the fight against anti-Black racism and we need the active participation of African, Caribbean and Black Torontonians. This action plan for the next ten years of the City of Toronto's anti-black unit builds on the progress made over the last five years of the City of Toronto plan which saw the light of day in 2017 with a five-year investment of several million to establish a permanent unit, aimed at establishing lasting systemic change to end the discrimination and obstacles faced by black residents." indicated Léonie Tchatat, Founding Director of La Passerelle-I.D.É. and co-chair of the Call to Action Against Racism advisory committee.

“As a member of Toronto’s black francophone community, your participation is essential. Together, we will integrate principles of justice, recognition and development into our city's policies, in line with the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent. This plan represents Canada's longest-standing strategic commitment to combat anti-Black racism and improve the well-being of our community." added Ms. Tchatat.

How to participate in public conversations:

La Passerelle-I.D.É. invites all members of the black French-speaking community of Toronto who reside in the region York (West Toronto), East York, North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Old Toronto (Downtown/central) to come and participate in public and community conversations (virtually, face to face or by survey) to discuss and make recommendations to the city of Toronto for its ten-year action plan and ensure that our needs are included in this new plan.

Don't miss the opportunity to give your opinion during these open public conversations which will be held until July 6, 2024. Each response is valuable in guiding the City of Toronto's action plan! See the consultation schedule below. 

We are determined to make a difference, but we need you. Together, let's create a more inclusive and equitable Toronto. Together, we can create a legacy of change.

Join us and let's transform our city together!


Register to the public conversations

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