Black Lives Matter YYC suggests a redistribution of funds into services that foster stronger communities, like investing in more accessible transit, affordable childcare and housing, and education and job training opportunities for young people. All of these initiatives would benefit low-income communities, which are disproportionately Black or racialized.
Alberta's students need to learn how Black people have contributed to Canada, and how Black Canadians were and are mistreated by the Canadian government. The inclusion of Black history in the classroom will foster overdue acknowledgement of Black contributions to Canada and garner enhanced respect from non-Black individuals. Currently, the lack of Black history in the classroom alienates students of colour and disengages them from the course content.