The Final Report of the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism was released in fall 2022. In spring 2023, Concordia announced the implementation phase of the task force recommendations.
The implementation phase involves working transversally across Concordia and with external partners to address a broad spectrum of university policies, hiring and promotion and teaching and learning practices to improve the experiences of the university's Black faculty, staff and students.
Implementing the report’s 88 recommendations to address anti-Black racism is part of the university’s commitment to confront the historic and continued impact of colonialism and white supremacy on Indigenous peoples of Canada, people of African descent and racialized peoples.
In fall 2020, Concordia launched the President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism to carefully study and understand how anti-Black racism manifests across the university. The task force released a final report comprised of actionable final recommendations. It also serves as a roadmap to remove barriers and create a more inclusive and equitable university for Black Concordians and community members.
The final report is the culmination of two years of community consultations, interviews, archival research, literature reviews, town halls and stakeholder conversations with Concordia’s Black faculty, staff, students and alums. A steering committee, a leadership committee and six subcommittees completed the work.
At a public launch in fall 2022, Concordia’s community, Montreal’s Black community, special guests, task force members and media gathered to celebrate the report launch and the university’s commitment to adopt the 88 recommendations.
The list of resources brings together relevant sources to learn more about the President's Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, Black Perspectives Office, Equity Office and provide students and faculty with research on Black Studies, including archival collections and relevant resources for academic work in the field.