About Tabono

Tabono Institute is an incorporated non-profit, community based research, public policy, archiving and capacity building institute. We are committed to supporting the priorities of the Afrikan community in Canada and internationally.

In 2012 we adopted the “Afrikan Peoples’ Liberation Charter: An Action Framework”. It is a living document which will evolve as we as an organization evolves.


1. Thandiwe Chimurenga

2. Nene Kwasi Kafele

3. Zamani Ra

4. Lilia Esi


Our mission is to support and advance the collective interests and priorities of the Afrikan community in Canada and internationally by increasing awareness and building community capacity through research and community programming excellence related to important social, political, economic and cultural issues.


Tabono is committed to promoting Afrikan centred values, analyses and work. Our core community focus is on collaboration, accountability, meaningful involvement, equity and capacity building service excellence. We are committed to providing serious, high quality academic and public policy work in partnership with diverse sectors of the broader community.


Our approach is anti-oppressive, ant-racist and multidisciplinary. We are an inclusive, Pan-Afrikan space that is grounded in the realities of the broad, diverse characteristics of the Afrikan presence - gender, language, age, religion, sexual orientation and the continental and diasporic realities of Afrikan peoples.

Afrikan Peoples Liberation Charter

We Afrikan people from all corners of the globe:

Supported and energized by our Divine Creator, our Glorious Ancestors and our loving, sacred Mother Earth;

Grounded in the knowledge, assurance and certainty of the strength, skills, assets, resilience, tenacity, self-reliance and historic achievements of Afrikan people;

Mindful of the negative impact of White Supremacy, Patriarchy and Capitalism;

Driven by a love for justice;

Empowered by the diversity, richness and limitless possibilities of Afrikans; have drafted this living document as the Afrikan Peoples’ Liberation Charter: An Action Framework in which we declare:

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