Through socio-cultural and anti-Black racism lenses, the Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (NABC) aspires to build a strong and sustainable Black community sector in Canada by enabling the conditions for network convening, knowledge mobilization, service coordination, capacity building, research, and systems change.
Building on the work of numerous Black community-based organizations, NABC is an initiative of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University. It functions as a catalyst for collective wisdom and action that addresses long-standing systemic disparities that relegate Black Communities to the periphery. NABC amplifies the Chair’s aims to advance access, equity and inclusivity to education through community engagement and collaborative action.
We care about the collective impact of NABC as a network. Critical to this endeavour is our ability to generate collaborative learning, policy analyses, and capacity building opportunities through the use of data, evaluation and advocacy in the Black community sector. Learning and policy advocacy are at the core of systems change. NABC provides innovative supports to organizations and groups to strengthen their adaptive capacity to be effective participants and leaders in driving positive outcomes for Black Communities locally, regionally and nationally.