The group has been criticized for its tactics, so we asked them to address their critics.
"A report should clarify more discrepancies than create them," said Janaya Khan of Black Lives Matter Toronto, which has been pushing for the release of a report into the death of Andrew Loku last summer.
The idea that black social movements tend to be led only by male leaders of African-American churches is being left in the past.
"Most black Americans think Canada is a haven," said Patrisse Cullors, the LA-based activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. But lately, longstanding anger over how Toronto police treat black residents has come to the fore.