Board of Directors

One Common Goal – Equity in Education for All!

The Board of Directors provides leadership, guidance, and resources via its committees.

Committees

Governance Committee: Reviews the structures, oversight, and practices of the organization as well as maintain legal and ethical standing.

Finance Committee: Provides financial oversight for the organization; budgeting, financial planning and reporting, the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.

Rebranding Committee: Helps strategically advance the QBBE’s goals—mission and impact—and deploy resources effectively and with greater flexibility.

Education Committee: Addresses all aspects of education and evaluates existing programs, oversees program expansion or development. Oversees the DaCosta Hall and Bana summer programs.

Meet the Board video

High School Transition Program

Transition program will equip the students starting high school with the appropriate information and tools needed to adapt. 

Board of Directors

Alix Adrien

Alix Adrien

President

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Nadine Collins

Nadine Collins

Secretary

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Qaadira De Coteau

Qaadira De Coteau

Committee Chair

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George McKenzie

George McKenzie

Board Member

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Martial Joseph

Martial Joseph

Chair of Governance

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Jamie Sylvester

Jamie Sylvester

Treasurer

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Advisory Board

Dr. Clarence Bayne

Dr. Clarence Bayne

Vice-President

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Dianne James-Hosten

Dianne James-Hosten

Board Member

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Honorary Board

Dr. H. Goddard

Dr. H. Goddard

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Curtis George

Curtis George

Founder

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Garvin Jeffers

Garvin Jeffers

Founder

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Quebec Board of Black Educators?
The Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE) is an organization founded in 1968 by a group of Educators from the Caribbean to address the cultural differences and challenges the immigrant children brought to the schools. The goal has been and still is to provide quality educational support and opportunities for English speaking black children and their families and lobbying with the School Boards and Government to eliminate the inequalities in education.
How is the QBBE funded?
QBBE is entirely enabled by monetary and in-kind donations of goods and services from Government grants, corporate supporters, foundations and individual donors, to name a few. Thanks to their championing, the QBBE is able to offer its programs and service free of charge to the community.
Where can I learn more about the QBBE?
Our website is the most comprehensive source of information about QBBE. We invite you to explore the abundant information about our services, our programs, audited financial statements, and our most recent annual reports.
Is the QBBE a non-profit organization?
The QBBE is a non-profit corporation and is a legal entity separate from its members and directors formed for purposes other than generating a profit.
What is the QBBE mission statement?
To encourage and support continuous improvements in the education system of Quebec and the equitable distribution of its benefits to communities of colour, such that the programs will provide the best opportunity to pursue educational attainment which in turn will impact social and economic achievements.
Is the QBBE affiliated with a religious or government organization?
The QBBE is a non-sectarian non-governmental organization

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Location

5165 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Suite 317
Montréal, QC H4A 1T6
Tel: 514-481-9400

Providing quality educational services!