Invitation to the Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th & more

December 4th, 2017
Community News & updates
You are cordially invited to the
Hosted by:
The Alliance of Educators for Black Students (AEBS)
The African Heritage Educators Network (AHEN)
The Durham Black Educators Network (DBEN)
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE)
The Peel Association of African Canadian Educators (PAACE)
Friday, December 8th, 2017
From 7pm-11pm at
BELLEENYS Martini Lounge
Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & more…
Cash Food / Cash Bar
Advance tickets are $10 for Members / $15 for Non-Members
At the door Admission is $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item for donation.
For additional information on the event and vendor opportunities, please email or call 416-441-0792.
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference is underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference. If you are interested in helping out, please email
Nominations for several ONABSE Board position are now open. Vacant offices include: Commission Chairs for the following Commissions: Administration and Higher Education. Please submit the ONABSE nomination form, located at if you are interested. You must be an ONABSE member in good standing to be considered. Please see the ONABSE Membership Application details at the bottom of the page for more membership details.
ONABSE Commissions:
Each ONABSE member is asked to participate in the commission(s) of his/her choice and members are encouraged to select the commission(s) which parallel(s) their job functions, work experience and/or area of interest.
If you interested in working with an ONABSE Commission, please reach out to one or more of the following Commission Chairs:
Higher Education: Vacant (
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (
Parents: Robert Small (
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (
Contact information:
You are invited to attend AHEN’s (African Heritage Educators Network) General Meeting. Please find the details below:
Monday December 4th
5:00-7:00 pm
Northern Secondary School (851 Mount Pleasant Road) in the Heritage Room (Room 114) on the first floor.
Parking is in the back and underground (under the football field). There is also street parking but read the street signs carefully to avoid getting ticketed.
·    AHEN Co-Chair election (2017-2019) The candidates are: Cecil Peter, Kurt Lewin, Marcia Thompson and Tina Opare. Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the membership at the December 4th meeting.
·    Open letter to TDSB re: Equity Task Force Report / update from TDSB Equity Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)
·    Black Student Awards – Establishing sub-committee and assigning action items
·        NABSE/ONABSE update
·     Downsview Secondary School Black Brilliance Conference – Please read this article:
·        AHEN Membership drive
·        AHEN Committee sign up
·        Other Business
Light refreshments will be served. We are looking forward to seeing you.
Melissa Rabes
AEBS 2017/2018 Year at a Glance
(*Dates may be subject to change)
Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th, 2017
AEBS 5th Annual Fundraiser January 20, 2018
African Heritage Fair February 1, 2018
Beyond The Month – Black History Workshop March 22, 2018
Annual AEBS Awards May 2018
AEBS Executive
Rose Gibbs
Camille Logan (Superintendent)
Shayna Macdonald (Chair)
Vivet Mendoza
Tisha Nelson
Darcie Sutherland (Chair)
Charlotte Reid
Elaine Rickets
Dr. Kim Tavares (Chair)
Pierrette Walker
Wendy Wright
 ONABSE Membership:
Please visit to fill out the membership form online for new memberships and renewals. You can also download the form below by clicking on it.
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators | Box 114, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H3M9 Canada

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