The Black Experience Project (BEP) in the Greater Toronto Area – Phase 2

This project aims to build on Phase 1 of the The Black Experience Project (BEP) currently being undertaken in the Greater Toronto Area. The multi-year research study that this project will support aims to examine the barriers to success for Black community members living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which have and/ or continue to prevent the GTA’s diverse Black community from attaining their potential success (e.g., to become involved in leadership positions in various sectors including, but not limited to, the public, private, educational, political, legal sectors etc.). The purpose of this study is to bring together diverse voices, perspectives and experiences of “Black” people living in the GTA in order to document a more contemporary vision of lived “Blackness” in this context. Explorations of these lived experiences will be documented through focus groups. The results of the focus groups will shed light on the current vision of lived “Blackness” in Toronto as well as the barriers to success being faced by Black community members.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Wendy Cukier


Kwame Newman-Bremang


Environics Institute




Management of companies and enterprises


Ryerson University



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