African Canadian Legal Clinic

African Canadian Legal Clinic

August 22, 2012 13:25 ET

African Canadian Coalition of Community Organizations Reacts to Province's Action Plan on Gun Violence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2012) -

DATE: Thursday August 23, 2012
TIME: 10:30 A.M.
PLACE: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 310
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Alvin Curling, Strategic Advisor, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Margaret Parsons, Executive Director, African Canadian Legal Clinic
Donna Harrow, Executive Director, Alexandra Park Community Centre
Mobafa Baker, Program Director, Youth Justice Education Program
Liben Gebremikael, Executive Director, Taibu Community Health Centre

On Wednesday August 22, 2013, Minister Eric Hoskins and Minister Madeleine Meilleur will deliver to Premier Dalton McGuinty their Action Plan to make communities safer. The following day, members of the African Canadian Coalition of Community Organizations ("ACCCO"), an ad-hoc coalition of African Canadian led and/or focussed organizations, will react to this announcement.

Since the spate of shootings in mid-July, members of the ACCCO have met with Chief Blair, Mayor Ford, Minister Hoskins, Minister Meilleur, and Premier McGuinty. The ACCCO has argued not only that community-centered, proactive approaches will best address the roots of youth violence, but that the African Canadian community has the capacity, knowledge, skill, and experience to be at the centre of any provincial plan.

Contact Information

  • African Canadian Legal Clinic
    Moya Teklu, B.A., J.D.
    Policy Research Lawyer
    416-214-4747 ext. 23 or (c) 416-578-9014