About the National Black Coalition of Canada – Edmonton chapter

Supporting all blacks in the Edmonton community, NBCC is the proud organizer of Black History Month.

Mission

Our Organization will strive to create positive impacts on the lives of everyone in our community and encourage our youth to realize their full potential. Regardless of national origin, the National Black Coalition of Canada-Edmonton will work towards fostering communication and solidarity among Blacks in Canada. We will work with other Canadians towards achieving full social, racial, cultural, political and economic harmony across Canada; ensure our participation in the shaping a country that Blacks benefit from fully.

Regardless of national origin, the National Black Coalition of Canada-Edmonton will work towards fostering communication and solidarity among Blacks in Canada. The Organization will strive to create positive impacts on the lives of everyone in our community and encourage our youth to realize their full potential.

History

The National Black Coalition of Canada, Edmonton (NBCC), was registered federally on October 19, 1969, and became the first Black and/or Caribbean National Organization in Canada.

In 1978, The Edmonton Chapter was founded and later registered under the Alberta Societies Act on October 16, 1985.
All efforts are made to ensure that our Community fully participates in economic, political, social, cultural, educational and health matters. We also foster relationships with other Canadians from all cultural backgrounds.

Our local activities range from offering workshops in skill development, networking and community building, art and historical exhibitions, book fair, Black History Month Festival, working with schools and agencies to develop and maintain culturally sensitive programs.

Vision

NBCC is looking to the future with eager anticipation. NBCC purchased, in a joint venture with the Jamaican Association Northern Alberta [JANA], a 13,600 square foot building in Edmonton North Central community.
Renovations of the building are currently underway, and NBCC with JANA, envision a complex where those in the community can come and create, engage intellectually and enjoy numerous activities.

Leadership

The board of the National Black Coalition (Edmonton Chapter) is elected from the membership to be as diverse and representative of the community as possible. The following is the current executive: