Our History

Our story began in 1968.

We are guided and inspired by OUR VISION!

At the Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE) we strive to be a learning and research institution committed to the pursuit of excellence in educational opportunities for multicultural/intercultural communities at all levels of the public and private educational structure.

Our story began in 1968.

When Canada opened its doors to immigration in the late ’60s, a large influx of immigrants from the Caribbean entered the Quebec school system which was ill-equipped to address the cultural differences and challenges the immigrant children brought to the schools. The lack of Blacks pursuing higher education was alarming. There was a deep cultural malaise endemic in the school system that prevented Black students from completing high school.

In response to the growing educational and societal needs of the English speaking Black communities, a group of concerned Black educators, mostly from the Caribbean, founded the Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE).

Quebec Board of Black Educators
Serving the community!

We provide customized, engaging, quality instruction that is in alignment with the national curriculum.

Our Programs

  • Remedial secondary and elementary summer programs
  • BANA
  • Da Costa Hall
  • High School Preparation Program

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

Providing quality educational services!