Family Programs

The BANA and Da Costa Hall summer school programs have served more than 15,000 students, since its inception in 1968. Today, parents from all ethnicities seek our nurturing and culture-sensitive approach to the education of their children.

Family Programs

The QBBE Family Programs’ goal is to ensure families focus on making positive connections between education and other aspects of the students’ lives.

To facilitate families understanding the importance of education and how they can play a key role in providing a supportive learning environment and a healthy family life. We work with the families to help improve students’ overall academic standings and help them build self-esteem, respect for others and develop better-coping skills.
  • Promoting parent advocacy for their children by getting them involved in their community schools.
  • Promoting interventions in the family in collaboration with social services when children’s behaviour in the school puts them at risk.
  • Organizing workshops with parents on mindfulness to help with the anxiety of living with difficult teenagers.
  • Promoting better parenting skills and health education through free workshops.
  • Promoting pathways to success in the family units.

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