“Give ‘til it hurts.” Kirk Tulloch, co-owner, Onyx Barbers
Toronto is a wealthy city, but it seems the wealthier it gets, the more people get left behind. Just like every other social issue, the shrinking of Toronto’s middle class, outrageous real estate prices and our dependence on precarious employment have affected Black Torontonians the most, especially young people.
As someone who’s spent nearly a decade working in the community as a volunteer, coach and social service worker, I’m just about burnt out. What we’re doing isn’t working, and I’ve come to the realization that my work and everyone else’s has only served to sustain the system we work in and uphold the status quo. This year is as good a year as any to finally start working for ourselves. Here is the second of five Things I Want For Toronto in 2018.
Black community builders need to ditch the non profit sector.