Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

Anti-Black Racism Resources

4 Principles to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism in D16 T/OT


  • Anti-Black racism, and systemic barriers are experienced by Black teachers, students and communities, which can often result in racial trauma. 

  • We must recognize and respect the voices of Black teachers and students, along with their lived experiences of anti-Black racism.


  • Providing practical information, resources and tools in broadening our learning to dismantle anti-Black racism, which is deeply embedded in our Canadian institutions, policies and practices.


  • Supporting D16 by providing strategies and proactive steps to disrupt systemic barriers and racial disparities. Public and community advocacy is also part of this action.


  • Being transparent, supportive and protective of our  Black educators and students, as well as their allies. Accountability also requires engagement, communication,commitment and feedback.

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Contact Information

Carmella Goodridge

Anti-Black Racism Officer

Business: 905-836-5954 Extension 106

Toll Free: 1 (833) 836-5954