Who Speaks for a New Canadian Community?

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and some of that city’s Somali community are at odds.  Acting on what it thought were the concerns of the Somali population, the TDSB is considering a modified curriculum and services for the children of Canadians of Somali extraction to deal with a dropout rate 25 per cent higher than the mean. But some Somalis, especially those who attended the tabling of the report, are understandably furious at being stigmatized and characterized as such.  They don’t want to be a “project” of the TDSB. The TDSB has strayed into the quagmire surrounding who has … Continue reading Who Speaks for a New Canadian Community?