OCDSB Sankofa Centre of Excellence - 2021 Pathways to Excellence Series

The Sankofa Centre of Excellence Graduation Coach Program is committed to advancing the academic success of African, Black and Caribbean students in the OCDSB. 

As part of this aim, we have launched our Pathways to Excellence Series to support students to learn about post-secondary opportunities.

These virtual workshops are available to secondary students. 





February 16, 7:00-9:00 pm

Cheryl Yarde (Black Foundation Community Networks)

Scholarship Application

Registration Link

February 23, 4:00-5:00 pm

Jonathan Kanji (Algonquin College)

A Post-Secondary Experience with Shaquille Morris

Registration Link

March 6, 1:00-2:30 pm

Lindsey Alcy (ACMP)

Applying to University or College


March 9, 4:00-5:00 pm

Sarah Hassan (Algonquin College)

Career Mentoring Panel

Registration Link

March 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

E.L. Adams II (Clinical and Educational Psychologist) 

Racism & Mental Health  Registration Link

April 12, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  

Meghan Stewart-Wills (Mindfulness Coach)

Self Care and Wellness for Black Students and Families 

Registration Link

April 20, 4:00-5:00 pm

Erik Franz (Algonquin College)

Virtual Tour

Registration Link

May 11, 4:00-5:00 pm

Jon Holmes (Algonquin College)

Student Panel

Registration Link

2021 Pathways to Excellence Poster
2021 Pathways to Excellence Poster

Sankofa Centre of Excellence partners:

Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP)

Ottawa Black Educators' Network (OBEN)

Parents for Diversity

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre 

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