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As Ontario University Athletics (OUA) continues to establish ways to better emphasize, celebrate, and encourage the conference’s diversity as part of the organization’s overall strategic plan, there remains a pressing need to better support the Black and Indigenous communities. To play a more active role therein, the OUA is pleased to announce the formation and progression of the Black, Biracial, and Indigenous (BBI) Task Force.
This new Task Force, which has met consistently over the last several weeks, brings together various passionate and dedicated individuals spanning the OUA community, including Mark Harrison, President and CEO of The T1 Agency, who will serve as Chair for the group.
“I am humbled and honoured to Chair the OUA’s Black, Biracial, and Indigenous Task Force,” said Harrison. “I am committed to work on behalf of the current, future, and past; BBI student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials, fans, and volunteers in the OUA.”
Not only will the BBI Task Force strive to represent these key stakeholders, but also bring their voices to the group with a membership that consists of coaches, student-athletes, alumni, and partners.
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On Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, the Black, Biracial, and Indigenous (BBI) Task Force will be leading virtual Town Halls, starting with a those for OUA student-athletes and coaches, respectively.
For those looking to take part in the virtual Town Halls to share your insights and experiences with your peers, please refer to the details below and register via the corresponding links: