November, 2020, VACA was invited on a call with
the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NCCM,
Amnesty International and other equity-seeking organizations to
discuss the rise of Hate Groups and White Supremacy in Canada.
We spoke about the impact of these groups on the
Black community and recommendations for a Federal Education
Campaign that would inform and educate students and the
public about these groups.
Our VACA Executive Director at the annual Ontario Library Association Conference with
the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Ms. Martin was a speaker and facilitator discussing the role of the school library program in supporting linguistic and cultural diversity. Mr. Trudeau was not Prime Minister at this time, and was the Keynote Speaker at this event. Years later, he was elected Prime Minister of Canada. What a great story.
This picture was taken by another speaker at the event.
Meet our Board Members
SEPTEMBER 2020 - VACA's social media Back-to-School Campaign to remind schools that Black students experienced a health and racial pandemic during the COVID-19 Lockdown and needed particular care and understanding as they returned to school.
THE CAMPAIGN- Dear Teachers & Schools was shared on Twitter and Instagram.