Dr. Gevan Fearon, President of Brock University, will be the keynote speaker at the Black on Bay Ball at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on Saturday.
At the gala the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) will celebrate 20 years of ” championing Black excellence” in Toronto.
The CAUFP is a member-based resource organization that provides a link between corporations and the black communities through education, information, and programs to facilitate economic empowerment.
“ We believe that there should be no boundaries set for what we should strive to achieve professionally and for the community, or where we can go to achieve success,” said Abdul-Aziz Garuba, the president of CAUFP and Senior Manager, Finance at Royal Bank of Canada.
“ The Saturday night ball is an evening of affirmation that our association continues to hold a vision of the Canadian financial services industry where Black people are active, included and successful.”
The gala is hosted by Justice Donald McLeod of the Ontario Supreme Court.