More Black business organizations receive over $23 million in investments

More Black business organizations receive over $23 million in investments

Ten more Black business organizations to receive more than $23 million in investments Acknowledging that Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Canadian economy, yet continue to face systemic racism and obstacles in starting and growing their businesses, the Government of Canada said it will these barriers with its first-ever Black […]

Over 100,000 meals to help fight food insecurity

Over 100,000 meals to help fight food insecurity

  Last week, Revive Superfoods announced their plan to donate over 100,000 meals to those in need by launching their Buy A Meal, Give A Meal initiative, with the support of Beam Impact. Revive Superfoods offers a wide variety of products that are healthy and affordable and ready in minutes. How Buy A Meal, Give […]

Most Black Canadians think their employers are working to address systemic racism

Most Black Canadians think their employers are working to address systemic racism

Poll finds most Black Canadians feel valued and respected in the same way as their non-Black colleagues, but that they have to work harder to earn it New research by KPMG in Canada finds that nearly seven out of 10 (68 per cent) Black Canadians say their employers have made progress on following through on […]

An Increase in Violence against Caribbean women

An Increase in Violence against Caribbean women

  By Debbie Ali With the increasing prevalence of violence against women around the world, one must wonder why these horrifying statistics are swept under the rug.  To set the record straight, many men are assaulted and are victims of violence as well; however, the number of female victims far outweighs that of males. Even […]

Jean Augustine Centre Black History Month Celebration and Fundraiser

Jean Augustine Centre Black History Month Celebration and Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 12th from 11 am – 2 pm, the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment (JAC) will be bringing together community members, stakeholders, and local talent from across the GTA for its annual Black History Month Celebration & Fundraiser, ‘Black Legacy: A Celebration of Black Canada’. The online event will feature cooking […]

Kwame Delfish and the Royal Canadian Mint start Black History Month

Kwame Delfish and the Royal Canadian Mint start Black History Month

with the launch of a coin no one will spend  By Stephen Weir By Stephen Weir  Kwame Delfish, a well-known Toronto artist was the first Caribbean Canadian to design a coin for the Royal Canadian Mint. That was in 2015 and the solid silver $10 coin carries Delfish’s creative portrait of an iconic Canada. It […]

Allyship Summit for Change to support culture of inclusion and belonging

Allyship Summit for Change to support culture of inclusion and belonging

Recognizing the importance of continuous learning in advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Scotiabank hosted an Allyship Summit for Change for its 90,000 employees. Sessions on why allyship matters, unconscious bias and privilege, inclusive hiring and effective allyship best practices have been made available to all Scotiabank employees. Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of […]

Africa Free Trade Area expected to trigger growth and development

Africa Free Trade Area expected to trigger growth and development

With productivity-boosting measures, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement could reduce poverty and inequality while spurring sustainable and inclusive growth, according to a report by the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2021, underscores the importance of infrastructure financing that helps link up urban and rural areas, […]

Newfoundland salt fish connection to West Indian slavery

Newfoundland salt fish connection to West Indian slavery

Salt cod and molasses are no strangers to the plates and palettes of many people in Newfoundland and Labrador. But they are also traditional foods on much warmer islands in the Caribbean. The latest episode of Unearthed explores the complicated culinary connections between the foods and the regions and the collision of classes. Sonja Boon, […]

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 […]