The Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in British Columbia (CACBN) is a grassroots nursing-led organisation founded in 2020 after members recognised the increasing need to move away from colourblind policy making that dominates Canadian policy ideology while recognising the lack of value placed on those living in Black bodies.
It is a response to Anti-Black Racism.
Anti-Black Racism is a social determinant of health. Anti-Black Racism is a legacy of Canada’s slave having past. Anti-Black Racism is experienced on a daily and on-going way for Black nurse settlers in British Columbia. Curious about those experiences, CACBN actively engages in research; read our open letter to see how we have translated knowledge into tangible action!
Combahee River Collective Statement. (1977)
“Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable”