The purpose of ONABSE
is to promote and facilitate the education
of all students, African Canadian students in particular; to establish
a coalition of African Canadian educators and others directly or
indirectly involved in the educational process; to create a forum for
the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve educational
opportunities for African Canadians; to identify and develop African
Canadian professionals who will assume leadership positions in
education and to influence public policy concerning the education of
African Canadian people.
The functions of the Alliance shall be:
a. To work to eliminate and to rectify the effects of racism,
harassment and sexism in education.
b. To significantly raise the academic achievement level of all
students and to place particular emphasis on that type of learning
which builds positive and realistic self-concepts among African
c. To establish and promote the degree of awareness, professional
expertise and commitment among African Canadian educators necessary to
enhance and contribute to the efforts of other educators and community
d. To provide financial and human resources for recruiting African
Canadian school personnel, certificated and support personnel;
e. To provide training for all personnel to impact the education and
socialization of African Canadian students.
f. To meet and share ideas, proven programs and effective
techniques for demonstrating that African Canadian students can learn.
g. To research and promulgate positions on key educational issues which
affect all children and students of African descent as it relates to
h. Address the growing economic gap as experienced by the African
Warren Salmon - President
Olive Creary-Sachel -
Dewitt Lee - Secretary
Higher Education Commission Chair - Vacant
Dr. Marlyn Morris - Governance Commission Chair
Alison Robinson - Instructional Strategies and Support Commission Chair
Robert Small - Parents Commission Chair
Sabrina Razack - Program Development and Research Commission Chair
Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell - Retired Education Commission Chair
Leroy Clarke - Students Commission Chair
Jackilyn Wallace - Parliamentarian
Rose Gibbs (Darcie Sutherland - Alternate) - AEBS Representative
Leonard Wandili (Saraya Elwin - Alternate) - AHEN Representative
Eleanor McIntosh - DBEN Representative
Dr. Gale Solomon Henry - PAACE Representative
Shiren Van Cooten - Historian
PAST INTERIM BOARD:
Warren Salmon - Interim President
Nigel Barriffe -
Darcie Sutherland - Interim
Eleanor McIntosh - Administration Commission Interim Chair
Paul Green - Governance Commission Interim Chair
Marlyn Morris - Higher Education Commission Interim Chair
Rosalie Griffith - Instructional Strategies and Support Commission Interim Chair
Robert Small - Parents Commission Interim Chair
Hazel Lord - Program Development and Research Commission Interim Chair
Leroy Clarke - Students Commission Interim Chair
Warren Salmon - Interim
Nigel Barriffe -
Camille Logan - Interim
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