CAPE sat down with CAPE member Richard Sharpe, also Co-Founder of the Federal Black Employees Caucus (FBEC), to talk about the work he is doing to help build a thriving Black community within the Canadian Federal workforce. Richard Sharpe has been working for the federal government for 23 years and is a CAPE vice-president for Local 521.
Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to meet with us this week. We wanted to seize the opportunity afforded by Black History Month to bring attention to the work you’ve been doing to support federal black employees. You are the founder of the Federal Black Employees Caucus (FBEC) correct?
R. Sharpe: In fact, I’m a co-founder. I wouldn’t want to say that I did the whole thing. I may have masterminded the initiative, but there are a lot of us that are part of it. Continue reading.