​​​​​​​​​​Black Economic, Social, Cultural and Youth Development Unit

​​​​​​​​​​​​According to the 2021 census, 85,310, or 13.12% of Brampton residents identify as Black; this is inclusive of everyone from the African and Caribbean diasporas as well as anyone who identifies with being of African descent whether born in Canada or abroad. This number may not be accurate as there are historic and systemic factors that can impact survey efficacy as well as individuals’ comfort with disclosing personal information. As the second largest group of visible minorities in Brampton, the Black community is richly diverse in culture, countries of origin, languages spoken, and histories connected to city, country, and global community.

​The City of Brampton has solidified its committed to work towards eliminating anti-Black racism and all other forms of systemic oppression impacting the Black community by signing the Black North Initiative Pledge. The City will continue uplifting, empowering, and celebrating the Black community’s valuable cultural, economic, and social contributions to Brampton’s mosaic.

We are rebuilding

We are excited to share our work with you as we continue to grow, stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks as we build the new Black Economic, Social, Cultural and Youth Development Unit website.​​