Canada should give Black communities $450 million — not the Kielburgers

Just over a week ago the federal government announced it would use WE Charity to administer a $900-million student volunteer program. The money was expected to flow immediately and the program was to be completed within four months.

In 2019 the same federal government announced that Black community organizations would receive $25 million — $5 million a year over five years to “to celebrate, share knowledge and build capacity in in our vibrant Black Canadian communities.” The disbursement of these funds has been delayed, and Black communities have yet to see the bulk of this funding.

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