CBWC | Oshawa/Whitby Chapter

Congress of
Black Women of
Canada, Oshawa/Whitby Chapter
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Chapter History

In recent decades, Oshawa and Whitby residents have witnessed exponential growth in their populations. Alongside this growth, there has been a significant reshaping of the area’s ethno-racial demographic. Recognizing these changes, the then Congress’ Ontario Regional Representative, Ettie Rutherford, set out to address the need for a wider range of social support systems and resources. For the often marginalized community of black women. Ettie knew that the answer was the establishment of an Oshawa/Whitby chapter.

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Executive Team

Our Executive Team is comprised of elected members from Oshawa/Whitby chapter.

Angela Todd Anderson


Vanessa Reid


Judy Douglas


Akuah Frempong


Congress of Black Women of Canada, Oshawa/Whitby Chapter