Politics
& Advocacy

ANDRAY DOMISE

Andray Domise is a writer, community activist, and co-founder of TXDL, an educational program which teaches tech skills to diverse youth. Among other publications, his columns have appeared in National Post, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, Toronto Life, TVO, Vice, and Hazlitt. As a critical observer of the way race is lived in Canada, Andray has spoken on panels for TVO’s The Agenda, CTV News, and CP24 among others. He is a board member for the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, as well as a vocal member of the Ontario Black History Society, the Black Business Professionals Association, and the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals.

During his 2014 bid for Toronto City Council, Andray promised to create a low-cost program to teach tech skills to young people in his home neighbourhood of Rexdale. Though defeated in the polls, Andray was not defeated in spirit; he launched the TXDL program in 2015, which holds weekly classes teaching coding, digital design, and creative writing. He also co-hosted the political podcast Canadaland Commons along with fellow writer and activist Desmond Cole, and was named one of the Globe and Mail’s Sixteen Torontonians to Watch in 2016.

Aside from his community and political activism, Andray has delivered talks on the financial benefits of diversity in pop culture, the mental impact of systemic racism in business, government, and media, and the importance of frank conversations on race and activism.

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

SOCIAL ADVOCASY | 92%
WRITING | 90%
FINANCE | 96%

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • Police Carding
  • Social Advocasy
  • Financial Planning
  • Creative Writing

FEATURED ON

Black In Caada

VIDEO SAMPLES

Andray Domise speaks to the Lions Circle.

Andray Domise WSIC event

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