Black York Region Youth (BYR Youth) was founded in 2020 by four youth named Sydney Baxter, Cameron Davis, Rachel Cheng, and Hannah Mullings-Tatum, plus District 16-OSSTF teacher Vanessa Stoby. This organization was founded with the purpose of combatting anti-Black racism, systemic racism, anti-Indigenous hate, and discrimination in all of its forms within York Region and its surrounding communities. Thanks to this group's incredible team of youth and adult mentors, they have been able to accomplish milestones. From over half a thousand followers on Instagram to speaking on CBC Radio, BYR Youth does it all.
Markham Black Lives Matter protest organized by Sydney Baxter. June 13, 2020.
Monthly or bi-monthly meetings throughout the year with at least one youth chairing the meeting. Meetings will focus-
At this time, any youth who have expressed interest in helping are welcome to join the group. The group will consider new members through: