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Douglas Stewart

Stewart is an Equity Consultant in the fields of organizational change management, diversity, human rights, and cultural competence. His work focuses on building the capacity of smaller community-based not-for-profit organizations and providing strategic planning, systems reviews, process facilitation, and a range of professional development services. He has worked as an Equity Trainer, Dispute Resolution Officer, and as Chief Human Rights Advisor at Centennial College.In the field of social justice, Stewart has brought black identity and queer issues together and to its forefront. Stewart has been a founding member of many black LGBTTIQ organizations, such as ZAMI-the first black and West Indian lesbian and gay support group in Toronto (1983); the Black Lesbian and Gay Action Group; the Simon Nkodi Anti-apartheid Committee; Aya Men-a Toronto group for black gay men; and the Blockorama entertainment venue at Pride. As the founding Executive Director of Black CAP, he steered the organization through its formative years. Stewart has demonstrated a long history of commitment to youth development, regularly providing training and organizational development to agencies such as SERVE! He has also worked with the Toronto District School Board on anti-discrimination initiatives and in alternative school programs such as the Nighana Afrocentric Transitional Program for at-risk African-Canadian students.His contributions have made a considerable difference to the lives of many people. His work has assisted others to develop pride with regard to race, ethnicity, and culture by helping them recognize similarities, value differences, and to take responsibility for advancing social justice and positive race relations.