Nigel Barriffe

Board Member

A community organizer and an elementary teacher with the Toronto District School, Nigel is an executive officer with Elementary Teachers of Toronto. His volunteer work includes Board Chair of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, Board member of the Toronto Community Benefits Network, Board member of Canadian Anti-Hate Network and Board member of A Different Booklist Cultural Center. He was the interim-treasurer of the Ontario Alliance of Black School Education (ONABSE) and a former Co-Chair of the African Heritage Educator’s Network (AHEN). Nigel’s activist work focuses on quality public education, good green jobs, and a more just society for all inside and outside the classroom. His efforts have been recognized through a number of community service awards including the 2011 Urban Heroes Award, the 2012 JS Woodsworth Award, the 2014 Jack White Service Award from the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the 2018 Bromley Armstrong Labour Justice Award. He holds a Masters’ degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.