The Ottawa Black Diaspora Coalition (OBDC) is a volunteer-run, social justice organisation that was founded in 2016; based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, on Unceded and Unsurrendered Algonquin, Anishinaabe Territory. OBDC works to combat all forms of anti-Black systemic racism and our coalition is strengthened through the support of the community.
We are currently seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers who want to join in assisting our organization fight against anti-black racism and the marginalisation of oppressed communities in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.
We need to channel our collective outrage into action, only then will we be able to enact meaningful change!
When Peter Sloly became Ottawa’s first Black police chief in October 2019, he was heralded as the man that would spark a culture change in the Ottawa Police Services (OPS) due to his reputation as a modernizing force within the Toronto Police Services. His appointment to Ottawa’s top cop position was considered by some as a positive step in the right direction, especially at a time where the increasing protests…