Spring is in full swing and we have lots to share with you!

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The ONABSE Annual Conference is a little over a week away!

Registration is open for:

  • our FREE community forum on April 25
  • our FIRST EVER Francophone Symposium on April 26
  • our FIRST EVER Student Symposium on April 26
  • our full-day conference on April 27

This year's virtual conference tickets provide LIVE and ON-DEMAND access to the entire conference until August 31, 2024

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Register for the conference now!

Community News

EQAO Student Engagement Committee 2024-2025 Call for Applications

Do you want to impact Ontario students’ educational experience? Are you a student in an Ontario school? Will you be in Grades 7–12 during the 2024–2025 school


If yes, please consider submitting an application to be a member of Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Student Engagement Committee!  

The Student Engagement Committee provides feedback and advice to help EQAO better understand the experiences of students. For example, the 2023 -2024 committee

 members helped EQAO improve the online assessments.

For any additional information about EQAO’s Student Engagement Committee, please contact

1 888-327-7377 or


Click below for more details!

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The ONABSE Constitution and Bylaws Committee is looking for new members!

Do you have a passion for legalese and constitutions? Are you interested in contributing your ideas on ONABSE's governance?

Join our Constitution & Bylaws Committee! This committee is open to all members of ONABSE.

Email David Sutton, the ONABSE parliamentarian to express your interest below.

I'm interested in constitutions!

The Budget Committee is looking for new members!

Join our Budget Committee! This committee is open to all members of ONABSE.

Email Sandria Goodall, the ONABSE treasurer to express your interest below.

Budget? Sign me up!

Love of Literature Book Club Summer Registrations Open!

The Love of Literature Book Club is now accepting registration for our virtual summer reading program (July 6 to August 17, 2024).

The readers will meet virtually for 90 minutes on Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. ET. The Book Club is open to all Black youth across Canada between the ages of 7 to 18. 

The Love of Literature Book Club provides a safe space for children and teens to connect with peers, meet Black authors and review books that celebrate, feature and represent Black characters. 

Find out more

The LaidLaw Foundation has a funders gathering on May 7th in Ottawa!

Funders are gathering on unceded Algonquin territory for 2 grant opportunities info sessions for Black and Indigenous youth!

🎁 Special Offers:

1. First 20 youth attendees at each session get a $20 gift card!

2. Chance to enter a draw for exciting prizes 🎉 (Winner announced during the evening session)

Enjoy food and drinks at both sessions! 🥤🥘

Don’t miss this chance to learn, network, and win amazing prizes!

See the flyer below for all the details!

CAFCAN is hosting their third annual Indaba from May 6-9 at the BMO IFL Conference Centre in Scarborough.

Check out all the details below!

Scan the QR code for more information.

Black Climate Project is looking for participants from Mississauga, Scarborough and Brampton!

See the three flyers below for more details!

The Halton Black History Awareness Society has several exciting initiatives coming up this year!

Click the flyer below for more details!

Now more than ever, we need your support. Please consider donating to ONABSE by clicking the image above. Every donation counts!

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