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The Hammer - Canadian Contractor Magazine EPISODE 16, 23rd April 2021
The Hammer Episode #13: The Afro-Canadian Contractors Association – Sephton Spence, ACCA
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The Hammer Episode #13: The Afro-Canadian Contractors Association – Sephton Spence, ACCA

Black Canadians have been part of our construction industry for as long as there’s been one, including many Black-owned contracting businesses. Now, a new organization known as the Afro-Canadian Contractors Association has come along to raise awareness of the good work they do, promote their inclusion and fair treatment and to help its members take advantage of the opportunities out there in our industry. Some grotesque incidents at Ontario jobsites last year attracted revulsion across the country, promoting construction leaders as high up as Geoff Smith at EllisDon to call for a focus on eliminating racism in Canadian construction. So it seemed like a good time to invite the president of the ACCA, Sephton Spence, to join The Hammer to tell us all about the new association and the proud history of Black construction work in Canada.