A community forum on past wins, present campaigns and future challenges

Tuesday May 22, 2018:

5:00 pm – Registration
6:00 pm – Opening Plenary
8:00 pm – Reception

Wednesday May 23, 2018:

8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – Program Begins
5:00 pm – Program Concludes


University of Toronto Faculty of Law
78 Queen’s Park Ave
Toronto, ON


For the past ten years Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change has been engaged in a broad range of racial justice change-making education and advocacy efforts and activities around the province to bring about fair and equitable opportunities and life outcomes for First Peoples and peoples of colour. With the upcoming Provincial, Municipal and Federal elections, it is time to assess what we’ve achieved, what challenges remain, and how to re-focus ourselves for the next five years. We look forward to having your voice in the circle!

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Mohamed Boudjenane, Debbie Douglas, Sandra Carnegie-Douglas, Avvy Go, Beverley Jacobs, Shalini Konanur, Deena Ladd, David Lepofsky, Sylvia Maracle, Notisha Massaquoi, Logan McIntosh, Rizwan Mohammad, Senator Kim Pate, Mohamed El Rashidy, Kikélola Roach, Angela Robertson and Courtney Skye

With special guest performance by Mahlikah Awe:ri, Spoken Word Artist

Registration Link



Background Materials

1) Priority Targeted Policies for Racial Justice in Ontario – Colour of Poverty – April 2016

2) CERD Shadow Report on Canada – Colour of Poverty et al – July 2017

3) CERD Concluding Observations on Canada – August 2017

4) Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action – Truth and Reconciliation Commission – 2015

5) UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – United Nations – March 2008

6) UPR Fact Sheets – Colour of Poverty and South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario – March 2018

7) The Urban Indigenous Action Plan Summary – Ontario Native Women’s Association, Metis Nation of Ontario, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

8) News Release – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance – May 15, 2018

Forum Sponsored By:

COP-COC - Logo - with name - version 2 ( 2014 )
IHRP Logo colour 300dpi


OCASI 40th Logo (2)