NEWS FROM THE SECRETARIAT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY FORUM (BCF)

We welcome the sound of the announcements in the media,

“Hey Quebec anglophones: the province wants you to apply for civil service jobs”,

but a long-term plan with support for community based collaborating organizations is needed.

The Secretariat of the Black Community Forum considers this to be great news, but is skeptical about the gains to the employment and employability of English speaking Blacks. At a meeting with William Floch , Secrétaire adjoint Ministère du Conseil exécutif Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise, held at 6767 Cote des Neiges Road, ten member organization of the BCF requested that the Government of Quebec work with the BCRC and the BCF to stop the brain drain of Black English speaking graduates from the Province and the community. The Black Community Resource Center has asked the Secretariat to increase resources to the the Black English speaking organizations with long standing track records, All organizations at the meeting vigorously supported the demand as essential to improving their capacity to work effectively with the Government on this and other development plans for the Black communities. In effect, the BCF organizations have been making these demands consistently and persistently since 1992 (Val Morin Forum 1992). It has intensified these demands over the years 2016-2018 with very little direct response from the Provincial government or Quebec parties. There can be no question that this announcement and its almost impossible deadline makes it essentially an election promise rather than an attempt to solve or rectify the systemic exclusion of Black English speaking job seekers and other non-French minorities from the Government employment. It is therefore to the broader long term plan announced by the Government to deal with growing labour shortage in the Province that we must turn our attention.

Rate this:

Read more

Quo Vadis, Quebec? – Yvonne Sam

Quo Vadis, Quebec?

Please be privy to what is already taking place in Ontario concerning the judge, and his role in the Federation of Black Canadians.

Whither to for Quebec? There was no new issue discussed today, hence no specific need for a federation. No details also were supplied as to the next step forward? Who currently comprises the chair or the coalition? Who is earmarked to be the head of the Coalition in Quebec?

Rate this:

Read more

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: EDDIE AND QUINCY BULLEN – FATHER AND SON DUELING PIANOS

EDDIE AND QUINCY BULLEN
FATHER AND SON DUELING PIANOS
FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

FatherAndSonDuelingPianosConcert

On February 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to kick off Black History Month Celebration, join Eddie and his son Quincy Bullen for an exciting musical evening of Dueling Pianos at the prestigious Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec (Concordia University). Enjoy the music and story of a father and son’s journey to keep the family tradition of musical excellence alive.


samedi 3 février 2018 à 19 heures — Dans le cadre du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs, venez célébrer avec Eddie et Quincy Bullen, qui vous proposent une soirée musicale exceptionnelle de Pianos en duel à la salle de concert Oscar Peterson, située au 7141 rue Sherbrooke ouest à Montréal, Québec (Université Concordia).Appréciez la musique ainsi que l’histoire du chemin qu’ont fait père et fils pour conserver la tradition familiale d’excellence en musique.

Rate this:

Read more
« Older Entries