Welcome to the Black Class Action Secretariat (BCAS), a non-profit organization with a profound commitment to combating systemic racism and discrimination in Canada. Our journey began as a response to a monumental class action lawsuit filed in 2020, representing tens of thousands of Black Canadians who faced employment denials and promotions throughout their careers within the federal public service of Canada.
The BCAS was born out of the need for justice and equity in the workplace. The groundbreaking federal case not only shed light on the pervasive issue of anti-Black racism but also ignited a spark of change. As the case progressed, we witnessed Black and racialized workers from various levels of government, as well as the private sector step forward, sharing their experiences and aspirations for a fairer future.
The mission of the BCAS is to tirelessly combat systemic racism, with a specific focus on eradicating anti-Black racism and discrimination in both public and private sector employment. Through the facilitation of education and awareness programs, tireless advocacy for legislative changes, and the pursuit of legal remedies, we are dedicated to forging a society that is truly equal and just for all.
Our vision at the BCAS is to see a future where systemic racism no longer taints the opportunities and experiences of Black individuals in the workplace. We envision a society where anti-Black racism is eradicated, and where every individual, regardless of their race, enjoys equal access to opportunities, fair treatment, and a just and inclusive society. Through our unwavering commitment, education, advocacy, and legal efforts, we aim to create a world where the principles of equality and justice are the foundation of every workplace and community, fostering a better future for all.
The Black Class Action Secretariat (BCAS) plays a pivotal role in addressing and combatting anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination across Canada's public services and sectors. Through a diverse array of initiatives, BCAS offers a comprehensive set of services aimed at driving positive change and promoting racial equity.
Our programs encompass a wide spectrum of activities, including educational and awareness campaigns, advocacy for policy reforms, and pursuing legal remedies. We work tirelessly to raise awareness about the profound impact of anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination within public services and various sectors, all while striving to create a society that is truly equitable and just for everyone.