Black in Policy: Celebrating Excellence and Addressing Challenges

Join us for the second annual Black In Policy event on Tuesday, February 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at our offices located in the heart of Toronto. This event, in celebration of Black History Month, aims to amplify the voices of Black professionals working in public policy.

Black in Policy, hosted by the Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University, is an in-person and live-streamed panel event showcasing the work and experiences of individuals of Black and African heritage in policy development. We invite you to come together with leaders and policymakers to celebrate the excellence and progress made by Black leaders, discussing the challenges they face and envisioning the future. We are delighted that our community partner for this event is the Canadian Black Policy Network (CBPN) and one of our esteemed panellists will be Eunice K. Yeboah, co-founder and Executive Director of the CBPN.

This hybrid-format event will delve into the topical issue of the « glass cliff. » In challenging times, individuals from under-represented groups, including women and people of color, are more likely to be appointed to leadership positions. However, this phenomenon places leaders in precarious situations, leading to potential challenges and setbacks. How can Black professionals working in public policy spaces navigate these situations? We will hear from our panelists as they share tips, guidance, and wisdom about their career journeys.

The event will feature a panel discussion with our experienced panelists as they share insights on navigating the complexities of creating and influencing public policies, especially while in challenging situations.

The last 45 minutes of the event (7:15 – 8:00 PM) will be an in-person networking session for Black professionals interested in politics and policy to connect with each other. In-person attendance is encouraged to make the most of this valuable networking opportunity.

This public event is free of charge and open to the TMU community, the general public, and anyone with an interest in the intersection of Black excellence and policy development.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a meaningful conversation and celebration of achievements in the realm of public policy. Let’s build networks, learn from each other, and pave the way for a more inclusive future.


Fév 27 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Dais at Toronto Metropolitan University

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