A Unified Voice of the African Diaspora in Hamilton
Hamilton Black Health Community Leaders Forum is the voice of Hamilton’s African Diaspora Community at the municipal, provincial and federal level. The organization represents Hamilton’s African Communities before the city of Hamilton, the provincial and federal governments in the spirit of partnership for the advancement of its member-unique needs regarding the social determinants of health. HBHCLF, a federally registered, non-partisan and non-profit organization was established in September 14, 2021.and will be inaugurated on May 28th 2022
We are governed by a constitution and specific bylaws agreed to by our membership, and represent the interest of Canadians of African heritage residing in Hamilton at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal level on policy-oriented issues that impact them in areas such as housing, access to equitable and culturally-delivered healthcare , employment, and other social determinants of health
We aim to unite people of African heritage living in Hamilton by creating a unified and strong voice which will address and promote the social determinants of our health such as housing, education, employment, access to better healthcare, fairness within all the social systems - the justice system, child welfare etc.
Our Mission therefore is to work collectively and diligently to gain access to municipal, provincial, and even federal arenas where decisions, policies, regulations are made that affect these determinants of our health. We aim to accomplish our goals through: