Public Service and Social Involvement

Black and Chinese Communities, Montreal 1990
 Ville de Montreal’s Declaration Against Racial Discrimination 1989
EXPO ’67 50th Anniversary Commemora-tive Exhibition  
McCord Museum, Montreal 2017
James Robinson Johnston Portrait Unveiling at Nova Scotia Law Courts 2008
With Health Canada’s Atlantic Regional Manager, Beverley Johnson February 2000 
With writer Quince Duncan,  Presidential Commissioner for 
Peoples of African Descent,  San Jose, Costa Rica  2016
Department of Education Consultative Meeting on Anti- Racism Strategies 
San Jose, Costa Rica 2016
With President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda during International Observer Mission to
Constituent Assembly Elections 1994    

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

QUEBECMontreal  Community

  • Congress of Black Writers, McGill University 1968
  • Quebec Board of Black Educators  1972-1985
  • Committee for the Welfare and Development of Black Children 1974 
  • Congress of Black Women of Canada 1974
    • Quebec Regional representative 1976-1980
    • National Secretary 1976-1980
    • Founding Member of national Congress 1980
    • National President 1989-1991
  • La Maisonnée 1979
  • Congress of Black Lawyers and Jurists of Quebec Founding Member 1985

QUEBECMontreal Institutions 

  • Conseil supérieur de l’Education du Ministère de l’Education du Québec 1978-1991
    • Comite interconfessionnel et interculturel 1979-1981
    • Committee on School and Cultural Communities  1981-1983
    • Resource person for Que. Ministry of Education  Project, “Some Missing  Pages” 
  • Centraide  Comité du Budget 1981-1983
  • Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec 1981-1984
  • Conseil général du Barreau1981-1984
  • Member called to Bar since 1987
  • Comité sur les Communautés culturelles
  • Déclaration de Montréal contre la discrimination raciale  1989
  • Institutionalizing February Black History Month in the Quebec public space 1989/1990
  • Let’s Meet the Lawyers! Outreach Project  1994-1996
  • McCord Museum of Montreal, 
    • EXPO ’67, 50th Anniversary
    • Exhibition 2017 

NATIONAL- PROVINCIAL

NOVA SCOTIA – Halifax 

  • Member called to Bar since 1998
  • Race Relations Committee 1996-1998
  • Law Foundation of NS Board of Governors 2000-2003
  • Race and Law Essay Competition Selection Jury  2008-2016
  • Court Expert  on “Race- Racism”  for NS HR Commission 1998
  • Panel of Board of  Inquiry Chairs 1999-2003
  • N.S. Psychiatric Facilities Review Board Member 2005-2008
  • Dalhousie University
    • First James Robinson Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies 1996-2002
    • Senate
    • Senate Executive Committee 2006-2010

NATIONAL – FEDERAL

  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Advisory Steering C’tee for Racism in the Legal Profession 1994
    • “Roads to Equality” National Conference Panel 1994
  • Access to Legal Education Group (CALEG) 1994-1997
  • African Canadian Scholarship Foundation 1997
  • Matthieu Da Costa Award National Advisory Board 1996-1997
  • National Film Board of Canada Board of Trustee Member 2004-2007
  • Kidney Foundation of Canada (NS  Branch) 2009-2011

INTERNATIONAL – GLOBAL 

  • National Council for  Black Studies 1980, 2007  US
  • Black Women’s International Cross Cultural Studies Institute 1982, 1985, 1998, 1999  US
  • International Resource Network for Women of African Descent Founding Member  1982-1985 Can. US
  • International Defence  and Aid for Southern Africa 1988 Can.
  • Third International Feminist Book Fair 1988 -Can.
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers  1985-1989; 2007 US
    • Coordinated Que. delegation to Internat. Conference Toronto 1986
    • Member of Conference  Organizing C’tee Washington DC 1987
    • Conference Participant  Philadelphia 2007
  • National Human Genome Project 2000-2006 US
  • Global Afrikan Congress Founding Member, Barbados 2001 
  • Journal of Black Studies Editorial Board 2008  US