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Nominations open for 2024 CBC Black Changemakers

CBC is recognizing current-day Black Changemakers in Atlantic Canada who are helping shape our future — and we need your help.

Tell us about the people blazing trails and making meaningful change in your community

Stylized graphic with a Black man and woman for Black Changemakers project
CBC Atlantic's Black Changemakers returns for its second year. (Graphic design: DESTA Black Youth Network)

CBC is recognizing current-day Black Changemakers in Atlantic Canada who are helping shape our future — and we need your help.

Now in its second year, this editorial series spotlights Black people in each Atlantic province who create positive change through actions big or small. 

We're highlighting Changemakers all year long. 

Tell us about the innovators, movers and shakers, and connectors who have the courage to do things differently and the motivation to act.

You're invited to nominate your colleagues, friends and family living in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island — anyone making a difference. Self-nominations are welcome.

Tell us about the person who deserves the spotlight HERE

CBC is accepting nominations until Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:29 p.m. AT / 11:59 p.m. NT.

Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of CBC staff and community members in Atlantic Canada. 

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Nominees can be artists, creators, health-care workers, educators, entrepreneurs, community organizers and everyone in between, from rural and urban communities in Atlantic Canada.

All ages welcome. (Guardian consent required for anyone under 18 years of age).

HOW TO SUBMIT

Starting this Spring, the 2024 CBC Black Changemakers will be highlighted in depth on CBC platforms.

Have questions? Email us at: cbceastcoast@cbc.ca

Frequently Asked Questions – CBC Black Changemakers

WATCH | A few of the Black Changemakers featured in 2023:

Debbie Langston: Advocating for children

1 year ago
Duration 2:32
Debbie Langston is one of CBC’s 2023 Black Changemakers in Atlantic Canada. For more: cbc.ca/BlackChangemakers Video producer: Kirk Pennell/CBC Community producer: Kyah Sparks/CBC

Fredericton poet on how to make change

1 year ago
Duration 2:38
Thandiwe Jelani McCarthy has been named a CBC Black Changemaker, a project to highlight Black leaders, teachers, movers and shakers across Atlantic Canada.

Her struggle navigating university inspired her to help African Nova Scotian students succeed

1 year ago
Duration 3:46
Ashley Hill is one of CBC’s 2023 Black Changemakers in Atlantic Canada. For more: cbc.ca/BlackChangemakers Video by: Jeorge Sadi/CBC Edited by: Eric Wiseman/CBC Community producer: Kyah Sparks/CBC

Cape Breton boy's dream of having a pump track now a reality

5 months ago
Duration 2:11
Kail Dutt asked CBRM to build a pump track two years ago and now, as Erin Pottie reports, his dream has come true.

Five fists raised with different skin colours for the Being Black in Canada logo. In a framed box are the words "Being Black in Canada."
For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. You can read more stories here.

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