Danté Bazard Jr. (he/him) was appointed to the Commission in December 2020. Commissioner Bazard is a Bahamian native who is also a graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island where he obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology, and postgraduate at the University of Leicester where he obtained his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Criminology.
Commissioner Bazard is a founding member of BIPOC USHR (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour United for Strength, Home, Relationships), and ASDA (Atlantic Student Development Alliance). His work involves anti-oppression training, community engagement, and policy advising.
Along with his passion for human rights and social justice, Commissioner Bazard is an accomplished researcher who is working on various publications with the University of Prince Edward Island analyzing police discourse while investigating sexual and physical violent crimes, as well as international students thriving in Prince Edward Island.
Commissioner Bazards goals are to increase representative for BIPOC communities in all areas of governance and make a difference in his position. As a Black male he is well aware of the experiences and struggles of marginalized communities and hopes to aid in the fight for justice.