Our staff is comprised of dedicated community members looking to help.
Born in Halifax, Tamara grew up between the Nova Scotian communities of Cole Harbour, East Preston, and Upper Hammonds Plains. Tamara has lived on the Island since 1999 when she began studies in music and English at the University of Prince Edward Island. After completing her studies, Tamara spent over 13 years as an arts administrator with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery before becoming the President, and then Executive Director for BCSPEI.
Tamara has spent over two decades watching the population of Charlottetown grow, in which time, she has developed a passion for building up and advocating for PEI’s Black community. In addition to many committees and advisory boards, she currently serves as a board member for Women’s Network PEI and Art in the Open, and is a past board member for Music PEI, Island Fringe Festival, and ACT (a community theatre).
Tamara enjoys reading, calligraphy and making music with other local musicians. She lives in Charlottetown with her husband and three dogs.
Flossie was born and raised in Kenya.
For over ten years, she worked at UN-Habitat in Nairobi as a Public Information Assistant where she performed administrative functions and supported the external and internal communications of the organization, acting as liaison between the organization, government, bilateral and multilateral development partners. Her work brought together delegates from around the world to discuss sustainable human settlements.
Since moving to PEI in 2021, Flossie has completed a post-graduate certificate in Journalism and Communications at Holland College and was involved in theh facilitation of workshops for youth in low-income areas who are interested in music and arts.
Flossie loves traveling, nature, writing and community service. She also enjoys networking with people and learning about different cultures and history. Her recent blog, The Mi’kmaq Voices, is a collection of short stories by and about PEI’s Mi’kmaq First Nation.
Toronto born and raised, Aaron has detoured around the world and finds himself in PEI. Having completed degrees, both locally and internationally Aaron has studied at Brock University, The University of Toronto, The University of the West Indies, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
After finishing his Bachelor of Education, he moved on to the University of Ottawa where he completed a Masters of Education in Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies with a focus on Black Excellence and Antiracist Education.
Aaron has been published in a number of curriculum studies journals and has almost a decade of teaching experience. He is excited to apply it all to his new role as the Education and Policy Coordinator at the Black Cultural Society of PEI.
Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Jasonique first came to Canada in 2018 where she attended St.
Francis Xavier University receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Special
Concentration in Forensic Psychology and a Minor in Art.
During her studies, she held many positions in and around Student Government that included being the
BLACC Society’s Logistics Coordinator, elected Student Equity Representative under StFX’s Students
Union, Community Advisor and working closely with the Black Student Advising Office. It is in these roles
she provided resources and support to minority groups both on and off campus, facilitated Cultural
Competency training, developed educational programming, and policy development in addition to
assisting the StFX Board of Governors in creating the President’s Action Committee on Anti-Racism.
After graduating, she moved to PEI where she started working as the Peer Support Coordinator for
BCSPEI in partnership with Pathways to Thrive under the Women’s Network PEI where she works with a
team of peer support workers in exploring alternative healing modalities for Survivors of Gender-Based
Jasonique is passionate about Art, Advocacy, Equity, and Mental Health and is much looking forward
to getting to know and working with the Black community here on PEI.