US bank to honour legacy of Josephine Baker

US bank to honour legacy of Josephine Baker

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America, is sponsoring Le Art Noir on December 2, 2021 and will purchase the first From Paris with Love non-fungible token (NFT) created by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker, which pays tribute to renowned entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker. The From Paris With Love NFT […]

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment has teamed up with OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly-created training, networking and mentorship opportunity for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a television career in the lifestyle and factual genres. As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers program […]

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

The Toyota Canada Foundation has announced it will be funding scholarships for Black students pursuing post-secondary education in automotive technology. Toyota Canada Foundation scholarship recipients will be selected and awarded by Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) National Scholarship Program, which is committed to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence for Black Canadian […]

Black history in Alberta brought to life          

Black history in Alberta brought to life          

  A new online exhibit aims to demonstrate how learning Black history is essential to understanding the formation of Alberta. The new exhibit by Edmonton City as Museum Project explores the formation of Alberta’s Black communities from the late 1800s to the early 1970s. “What I want people to take away is the activism, the […]

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto. The owners said last Sunday that the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West, mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood […]

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) will host a cross-country outreach campaign of its Business Advisory Implementation Development Services (BAIDS) program commencing November 19, 2021, and traveling to Alberta, Halifax, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan. Created to provide Black-owned businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in Canada’s competitive business market, BAIDS, a customized […]

Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence granted to two young GTA teachers

Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence granted to two young GTA teachers

  Two GTA teachers have been named among an elite group of Canadians – recipients of the prime minister’s award for teaching excellence in ggeneral, and for teaching excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They are Rachel Luke, who teaches at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, and Jason Bradshaw, who teaches at Castlebrooke […]

Budding Canadian Black entrepreneurs get leg up from Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs

Budding Canadian Black entrepreneurs get leg up from Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs

Former Toronto Raptor Jerome “JYD” Williams leads the way Helping aspiring BIPOC entrepreneurs overcome barriers to success, the Black Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Incubator (BETA-i) has partnered with former Toronto Raptor and founder of Alumni Pro Global Sports, Jerome “JYD” Williams, and the Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs (NUE). “Today we are pleased to announce NUE has […]

The late Denise Jones remembered at 15th annual Jamrock

The late Denise Jones remembered at 15th annual Jamrock

The 15th annual Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation Gala ‘Jamrock’ took place on Friday, October 22, 2021, at Palais Royale in Toronto. The event’s theme celebrated One Love, the inclusiveness of all cultures, races, and genders joining together to ‘be the change’ in the country they love. The event organizers had the safety of all attendees […]

OYA Media Group support Black creatives and entrepreneurs in Canada’s entertainment sector  

OYA Media Group support Black creatives and entrepreneurs in Canada’s entertainment sector  

OYA Media Group announces the launch of its sister not-for-profit arm, OYA Black Arts Coalition (OBAC), which will introduce the OYA Scale Up Initiative, an intensive entrepreneurship program designed to support 150 Black-owned businesses based in the Southern Ontario region over the course of three (3) years. OBAC has been created to expressly address systemic […]

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