Thu Oct 01, 2020 | In News
NEW ONTARIO FUNDING WILL HELP BLACK YOUTH INTERESTED IN STEM, FINANCE CAREERS
Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services says the move will help fight the under representation of young Black people in fields such as in finance, business and engineering.
Throughout his career in telecommunications and technology, Bryan Johnson experienced the same thing, over and over.
“I’ve always been the only person of colour in the room,” Johnson said. “ … I’ve lived in four different provinces, and I’ve always been the only person of colour in the room.”
So two years ago, Johnson started a non-profit, Black Boys Code — now operating in Toronto, Durham, Hamilton, Calgary and Vancouver — “dedicated to introducing young, Black boys to computer science.