The Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC) was formed by Black federal employees following the inaugural National Black Canadians Summit held in Toronto in December 2017. With the goal of addressing employee concerns of anti-Black racism and lack of career progression FBEC has engaged with central agencies and departments; workplace unions; departmental diversity and inclusion networks; and the Parliamentary Black Caucus to support the Government of Canada’s commitment to the UN Decade for People of African Descent (UNDPAD).
UNDPAD provides the impetus for signatory countries to address the particular needs and realities of citizens of African ancestry through three pillars – recognition, justice, and development. A 2016 UN review of the state of Black people living in Canada resulted in over 40 recommendations to address anti-Black racism in many areas, including government institutions. In January 2018, the Prime Minister announced Canada’s recognition of the UN Decade.
We have a rotating team of core organizers working hard to highlight your concerns; communicate and collaborate with departments and agencies; and ensure the government meets its commitments under the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent. We also have a contingent of volunteers who assist with communications, planning and analysis. Contact us if you would like to Get Involved!
FBEC was formed in January 2018. Take a look at our timeline – see how we’ve progressed since then!