Anti-Black Racism Working Group


The Pickering Public Library Anti-Black Racism Working Group (ABRWG) is a community based group, focusing on Library services with a lens of anti-Black racism. The ABRWG reviews community feedback and identified priorities, and collaborates with Library staff to create and implement action plans for improvements and enhancements. Recommendations and action plans will focus on identified systemic discrimination impacting the Library experience for community members who self-identify as Black.

Current Members:

  • Stephen Linton (Chair)
  • Samantha Adebiyi (Co-Notetaker)
  • Nicole Facey (Co-Notetaker)
  • Charmain Brown
  • Bernadette Hood

Library Staff Liaison:

  • Sabrina Yung


What's New?

December 8, 2021: 2022 Work Plan that aims to support the recommended action items and new priorities has been completed. Both combined will be presented to the Library Board in January 2022 by Chair, Stephen Linton.


Terms of Reference

The ABRWG Terms of Reference outlines the working group's responsibilities, structure, and purpose.

To view the Terms of Reference please click here.


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Inquiries and communication to the ABRWG should be directed to

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