Dunia Nur is the president of The African Canadian Civic Engagement Council (ACCEC), which aims to “address the needs of African Canadians most affected by the perpetuation of poverty, civic apathy, structural, and systemic inequity.” ACCEC does this by focusing on advanced programming for racialized youth, who are overrepresented in the justice system. Through data governance and civic engagement, ACCEC works to see Black Canadians be better served in all institutions.
The last year has taken its toll on the mental health of all Canadians, and research shows that racialized youth have been the most impacted by the decline in mental wellness. The Africa Centre is addressing this mental health crisis through a new counselling initiative in partnership with the Alberta Black Therapists Network (ABTN). Black Albertans will have access to free, one-on-one counselling right from their living room.