An incident took place on Friday, December 11th, 2020 during the West Island Black Community Association’s (WIBCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held via Zoom. Shortly after the meeting began, WIBCA administrators realized that the presentation was being hijacked, also known as Zoom bombing, as several persons began spewing racial slurs and other racist profanities targeting the Black community. In the end, they were forced to postpone the AGM to a later date.
Although WIBCA moderators sought to expel the perpetrators from the meeting as quickly as possible, they do realize that everyone present was directly affected by these actions. Therefore, they have already begun communicating with those in attendance to check on their mental well-being.
WIBCA prides itself on providing a safe and secure outlet to gather and discuss matters
affecting the organization and the community at large. They have been in contact with the
police and are also working tirelessly to implement security measures in the hopes of
preventing this from recurring.
WIBCA members, and the community alike, are shocked, hurt, and extremely disappointed by the racially motivated incident that took place, but WIBCA assures the community that they are FAR from defeated. Now, more than ever, WIBCA remains committed to seeking equality and justice for all.
Details for the rescheduled AGM will be provided shortly.
The West Island Black Community Association thanks the West Island Community for your unwavering support.
Founded in 1982, the West Island Black Community Association, a non-profit organization and registered charity, is dedicated to being an integrated, vibrant part of society by extending its programs for the benefit of youths, adults, and seniors in our community, regardless of ethnic origin, color, gender, religion, or race. WIBCA seeks to relieve loneliness and isolation, to educate the public on multiculturalism, and to operate as a drop-in center for youths, providing counseling, as well as educational and recreational activities in a supervised setting.