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In 2020, Toronto Community Housing established a Confronting Anti-Black (CABR) Strategy team to develop a company-wide confronting anti-Black racism strategy. The strategy aims to identify systemic barriers and provide recommendations to address anti-Black racism issues embedded in Toronto Community Housing's (TCHC) policies, programs and service delivery, and help create a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for tenants and staff.
The report is scheduled to go to the Board of Directors in 2021.
What is anti-Black racism?
Anti-Black racism is defined as the policies and practices rooted in Canadian institutions that reflect and reinforce beliefs, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping and/or discrimination directed at people who identify as Black and are part of the African diaspora. Anti-Black racism continues to be rooted in Canadian institutions, policies and practices to the point where it is normalized or invisible to the general population.
For our purposes, it is how Blackness impacts your experience as a Black person living in TCHC. As an employer and a social housing provider, Toronto Community Housing must acknowledge and address systemic barriers affecting tenants and staff.
By taking action, we are working towards becoming a more inclusive employer and social housing provider.
We must all take a role in shaping the CABR strategy and identifying and eliminating systemic barriers at Toronto Community Housing.
The CABR Strategy plans to engage with Black tenants through various channels, including WebEx sessions, phone calls, online submissions and other tools that work for tenants.
If you're a Black tenant looking for more information on how you can get involved or if you want to host a session in your community, you can contact the Confronting Anti-Black Racism (CABR) Strategy unit at
Confronting anti-Black racism strategy
Board reports and presentations
Evelyn Amponsah - Manager, Strategy Development, CABR
Safia Hirsi - Business Planner, CABR