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AUSU: An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada

Date and Time:
February 15, 2023 5:00 pm - February 15, 2023 6:00 pm (Mountain)
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Join AUSU on Feb. 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. (Mountain) as we celebrate Black History Month with An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC) by Velma Morgan.

OBVC works to ensure that equity is activated in our democratic institutions in order to create opportunities for Black Canadians to fully engage civically at all levels in Canada.

Founded in 2004, they are a multi-partisan not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating Black Canadians to be civically engaged at all levels of government, whether through voting, participating or volunteering in campaigns, running as a candidate, or seeking appointments in public agencies, Boards and Commissions.

Through a series of events, initiatives, and programs, OBVC is doing the important work of engaging the Black community and building its political capacity.

About Velma Morgan

Velma Morgan has experience in creating and implementing public policies and programs in the Ontario provincial government. For over 10 years, she advised cabinet ministers in 5 ministries. Her comprehensive knowledge of government and public policy processes allows her to quickly decipher and analyze complex issues and positively contribute to a solution.

As an advocate for gender and cultural representation and inclusion in government, she ensured that the voices of marginalized communities were reflected in the government’s policies and communications. She also helped to strengthen collaborative ties between racialized communities, youth and government in new and innovative ways. Community and business leaders of a variety of backgrounds regularly solicit Velma to deliver results in the area of policy, community and social development.

As Chair of Operation Black Vote Canada, she is the architect of the first ever-Black Community provincial leaders’ debate, Black Women’s Political Summit and Next Generation Political Summit. She also co-created the 1834 Fellowship.

A sought-after political and public policy commentator, Velma is featured on television, radio and print. She has been featured on CBC’s Metro Morning and The House, and in various Canadian, Caribbean and British newspapers.

Morgan is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Award, the Canadian International Black Women’s Enterprise 100 Black Women to watch 2015, 100 ABC women 2018, 2021 City of Toronto Bob Marley Award and 2021 BBPA Harry Jerome Awards.

Add to Calendar February 15, 2023 5:00 pm February 15, 2023 6:00 pm Mountain AUSU: An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada

Join AUSU on Feb. 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. (Mountain) as we celebrate Black History Month with An Introduction to Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC) by Velma Morgan.

OBVC works to ensure that equity is activated in our democratic institutions in order to create opportunities for Black Canadians to fully engage civically at all levels in Canada.

Founded in 2004, they are a multi-partisan not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and motivating Black Canadians to be civically engaged at all levels of government, whether through voting, participating or volunteering in campaigns, running as a candidate, or seeking appointments in public agencies, Boards and Commissions.

Through a series of events, initiatives, and programs, OBVC is doing the important work of engaging the Black community and building its political capacity.

About Velma Morgan

Velma Morgan has experience in creating and implementing public policies and programs in the Ontario provincial government. For over 10 years, she advised cabinet ministers in 5 ministries. Her comprehensive knowledge of government and public policy processes allows her to quickly decipher and analyze complex issues and positively contribute to a solution.

As an advocate for gender and cultural representation and inclusion in government, she ensured that the voices of marginalized communities were reflected in the government’s policies and communications. She also helped to strengthen collaborative ties between racialized communities, youth and government in new and innovative ways. Community and business leaders of a variety of backgrounds regularly solicit Velma to deliver results in the area of policy, community and social development.

As Chair of Operation Black Vote Canada, she is the architect of the first ever-Black Community provincial leaders’ debate, Black Women’s Political Summit and Next Generation Political Summit. She also co-created the 1834 Fellowship.

A sought-after political and public policy commentator, Velma is featured on television, radio and print. She has been featured on CBC’s Metro Morning and The House, and in various Canadian, Caribbean and British newspapers.

Morgan is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Award, the Canadian International Black Women’s Enterprise 100 Black Women to watch 2015, 100 ABC women 2018, 2021 City of Toronto Bob Marley Award and 2021 BBPA Harry Jerome Awards.

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