New funding program for next generation of Black lawyers

New funding program for next generation of Black lawyers

TD and Canadian Association of Black Lawyers launch new program TD Bank Group (TD) and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) have announced the launch of new programs to support the career aspirations of Black Canadian lawyers, and to increase diversity and inclusion in the field of law across the country, where Black lawyers […]

$80,000 available in grants for young entrepreneurs compliments of Futurpreneur

$80,000 available in grants for young entrepreneurs compliments of Futurpreneur

Following remarkable success, Futurpreneur’s RBC Rock My Business Startup Awards are back for another year, providing eight emerging Canadian entrepreneurs with $10,000 each in funding to jump-start their dream business. The Awards, which saw over 160 applications in 2021, are available to anyone who participates in Futurpreneur’s free digital Rock My Business workshop series, which […]

Unprecedented displacement people in Central America and Mexico

Unprecedented displacement people in Central America and Mexico

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Central America and Mexico are facing “unprecedented pressure” as the number of people seeking international protection rises and access to asylum and territory is being limited through troubling new border restrictions. Wrapping up a two-week mission to Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, Gillian Triggs, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner […]

The BlackNorth Initiative and Therme Group partnership around culture and diversity

The BlackNorth Initiative and Therme Group partnership around culture and diversity

Therme Group is working with the Government of Ontario and City of Toronto to contribute to the revitalization of Ontario Place The BlackNorth Initiative and Therme Group just announced a partnership that will enable Therme to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the centre of all projects in Canada as they fulfill their vision at Ontario Place of creating an entertainment and wellbeing destination for all.   The BlackNorth Initiative will be guiding Therme Group through the […]

Close to 500 long-term care beds coming to Ajax by 2022 

Close to 500 long-term care beds coming to Ajax by 2022 

On Thursday 27th August the new long-term care facility in Ajax Ontario had its topping off ceremony. What is truly amazing about this is that in January 2021 they broke ground for this facility; eight months later we are celebrating topping off of this six-story 320 room facility located just south of the Ajax-Pickering hospital. […]

Cuba to accept cryptocurrencies for payments

Cuba to accept cryptocurrencies for payments

Come September 15 2021, Cuba will recognize and regulate cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, for payments on the island. Resolution 215, which was published in the state-run Official Gazette, said the central bank will set new rules for how to deal with digital currencies and determine how to license providers of related services within the country. […]

Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire seeks your help for Haitian earthquake relief

Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire seeks your help for Haitian earthquake relief

On August 14, 2021, Haiti was battered by a second powerful earthquake in just over a decade.  Still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2010 tragedy and already in political turmoil, the country was ill-prepared for another natural disaster.  As of August 19, 2,200 people were killed, 332 people missing, 12,000 injured, 600,000 displaced […]

An opportunity for Black youth in the GTA to shine

The goal is to expand the program throughout the community to help as many youth as possible, which starts with providing a successful first program to youth in these Scarborough neighbourhoods.

An opportunity for Black youth in the GTA to shine

The Black Achievers mentorship program is dedicated to the advancement of Black Youth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and aims to provide Black youth with the opportunity to develop socially and academically with the support of Black mentors and role models. Black Achievers mentorship program is a signature program of the YMCA of Greater […]

Deloitte Canada announces Black and Indigenous Student Scholarship

Deloitte Canada announces Black and Indigenous Student Scholarship

Deloitte Canada announced the launch of the Black Student Scholarship and Indigenous Student Scholarship. Twenty-five students will be selected from across Canada. Each will be awarded a one-time $5,000 scholarship towards eligible school expenses, and an opportunity to complete a work term at one of Deloitte’s Canadian offices this year. To eligible the candidates must […]

$96 million Federal support for Black Canadian Communities Initiative projects

$96 million Federal support for Black Canadian Communities Initiative projects

The Government of Canada is investing in initiatives that recognize the contributions of Black Canadians, and acknowledge the significant and unique challenges faced by their communities. Last Tuesday, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, highlighted federal investments of up to $96 million through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative. In […]

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