Who Was Lincoln Alexander?
The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander was
- Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament
- Canada’s first Black federal Cabinet Minister, and
- Ontario’s first Black Lieutenant Governor.
Despite the many barriers he faced due to racism and discrimination, Alexander devoted his life to service, diversity, and acceptance.
Why Do we Honour Him?
Alongside fighting for racial equity for Black Canadians, Lincoln M. Alexander was a patron and advocate for the Licensed to Learn program since 2002. With the support of Lincoln M. Alexander, Licensed to Learn (L2L) has been able to support over 40,000 young people across Canada. At Licensed to Learn, we continue to provide barrier-free access to academic support, leadership training, and opportunities for community engagement across Canada.
To further recognize Lincoln Alexander’s exemplary legacy of service and leadership, we are asking all of you to support our effort to install a commemorative bust in his likeness, to be housed at Queen’s Park in Toronto, alongside other Canadians who’ve made lasting contributions to our shared community.