The Festival Management Committee second symposium for new black entrepreneurs program

Laverne Garcia Chairperson Festival Management Committee

The Festival Management Committee (FMC), producers of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, is hosting its second symposium with the theme, ‘positioning for business success in summer 2022 and beyond’ for its newest community program Building Black Entrepreneurs.

The symposium will be held on Saturday, June 4th, at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites & Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

As a successful recipient of the Government of Canada’s Black Entrepreneurship

Ecosystem Fund, the FMC designed an online business management program to fill the gaps and address the unique needs of black owned businesses. In partnership with George Brown College, the Festival Management Committee (FMC) launched the Building Black Entrepreneurs program in January 2022 to help Black Canadians achieve success by providing them with key tools and resources to build sustainable businesses.

The event, which is free to attend, promises to deliver practical information in a workshop style format, on accessing funding, customer acquisition, business mentorship and the rolling out of business opportunities and incentives for participation in the 2022 festival. Entrepreneurs can register at Space is limited.

“As part of our continuous effort to help strengthen and support diverse communities across Canada, the Building Black Entrepreneurs program is designed to help black-owned businesses bridge the gaps to success,” said Laverne Garcia, Chairperson of the Festival Management Committee.


Toronto Carnival

“This year, The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is “On De Road Again”” after two years and celebrates the parade’s 55th anniversary. Our goal is to help businesses associated with the festival ecosystem grow and scale their businesses by developing a solid foundation”.

For more information on the Building Black Entrepreneurs program, please visit.