Velma MorganChair, Operation Black Vote Canada

    Velma Morgan is a teacher and advocate for gender and cultural diversity in politics. She is the Chair of Operation Black Vote Canada where she is the architect of the first ever-Black Community provincial leaders debate, Black Women’s Political Summit and Next Generation Political Summit. She has worked for four cabinet Ministers in five Ontario ministries.

    Through her positions in the provincial government and work in education, she ensured that the voices of marginalized communities were reflected in policies and government communications. She also helped to strengthen collaborative ties between minority communities, youth and government in new and innovative ways. Community and business leaders of a variety of backgrounds regularly solicit Velma to deliver results in the area of community and civic engagement.

    Velma is involved in a myriad of community and not-for-profit associations. Some of her roles includes; former National Board Member of Equal Voice, former Board Member of York University Alumni Association, former Board Member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto, advisor, GTA Political Summit, Canadian Centre for Political Leadership.

    Velma is the recipient of the John Brooks Community Foundation Scholarship Fund Community Service Award, the TNT Eagles Community Service Award, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Volunteer Award for her service and commitment to youth and her community, the Canadian International Black Women’s Enterprise 100 Black Women to watch 2015 and 100ABC Women 2018.

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