Leïla Cantave joined CAN-Rac in September 2022. Leïla is a graduate of McGill University, where she studied international development, economics and environmental studies. Her interest in social justice naturally led her to incorporate an intersectional approach into her activism for environmental and climate justice.
Over the past few years, she has focused extensively on the issue of ecological inequality, both nationally and globally. She co-founded the nonprofit organization Black Eco Bloom in 2022 with the goal of promoting Black women’s leadership in the environmental sector and identifying solutions that can support the oppressed groups affected disproportionately by climate change throughout the world.
Leïla is also involved in various community organizations and associations dedicated to the development of Black communities in Quebec, focusing particularly on raising awareness and engaging youth and women in their communities.