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 support 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
Deborah Buchanan-Walford - President
Warren Salmon - Founding & Past-President
Jacqui Getfield - Vice-President
Treasurer - Vacant
Secretary - Vacant
David Sutton - Parliamentarian
Rose Gibbs - AEBS Representative
Valarie Taitt - AHEN-TBEN Representative
Delano Son - OBEN Representative
Marlene Blake Seale - PAACE Representative
Kaitlyn Ellsworth - WBEN Representative
Andrew B. Campbell - Member-At-Large
Alexis Dawson - Governance Commission Chair
Iyanuoluwa Akinrinola - Higher Education Chair
Dale Walker - Instructional Strategies and Support Commission Chair
Cheryl Woolnough - Mental Health and Wellness Commission Chair
Parents Commission Chair - Vacant
Program Development and Research Commission Chair - Vacant
DeiJaumar Clarke - Students Commission Chair
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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