Resources

Looking for business, professional development, mentor or volunteer resources?

 

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Explore resources available to the community.

Business

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Black North Initiative

 

Led by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives by utilizing a business first mindset.

BIA Chamber of Commerce

 

The BIA Chamber of Commerce is part of the Ottawa Black Business Alliance, an organization dedicated to supporting Ottawa’s visionaries and artists. We believe in providing equal opportunities for our best and brightest to shine, no matter their circumstances, and offer expert services in the name of building a better future for our communities.

Afro-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

 

The Afro-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ACCC) is dedicated to supporting, Black businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Professional Development

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Network of Black Business & Professional Women

 

The Network of Black Business & Professional Women is a progressive women’s organization that supports women in achieving success in their business, professional, financial and personal life.

Black Business and Professional Association

 

To be the organization of choice serving the Black community’s business, professional and economic development needs.

Federal Black Employee Caucus

 

The Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC) supports efforts at the national, regional, and local levels to address issues faced by Black federal public servants.

Operation Black Vote Canada

 

Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC) was established in 2004 as a nonprofit and multi-partisan organization that supports the election of Black people to public office. We do this by educating, motivating and advocating for Black Canadians to participate in Canada’s government, agencies, boards, commissions, civil service and in Canada’s political process at all levels.

Ottawa Black Business Alliance

 

Having worked for over 25 years on his own self-started businesses and projects, Founder and Executive Director Luckner Thermonvil saw firsthand the struggles faced by Black entrepreneurs in Canada; they were far more likely than other business owners to go bankrupt or stagnate, had greater difficulty gaining exposure, and were subject to discrimination by the communities (and authorities) which they served.

Community: Volunteer/Mentor

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Jaku Konbit

 

Our mission is to support and improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and families of African and Caribbean descent through partnership with all communities and programming that results in everyone’s successful economic and civic participation in Canadian society.

613/819 Black Hub

 

The 613-819 Black Hub regularly brings people of African descent in Ottawa-Gatineau together to coordinate volunteer-led efforts to address anti-Black racism through systemic change primarily in education, justice, employment, business and politics.

UNDPAD Push Coalition

 

The United Nations Decade for People of African Descent (UNDPAD) Push Coalition was formed with the singular focus of ensuring that the federal government follows through on its commitments made to Black communities through the 2019 budget.

Equal Chance

 

Equal chance was founded on the belief that all folks in society should have an equal chance and equal access to opportunities, services & resources. Our goal is to promote the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of women and black communities across Canada through the development of projects, activities and policies.

Black Boys Code

 

Black Boys Code, we inspire young men of colour to find their confidence and realize they have the ability to take on any challenge. We help Black boys engage with culture and become tomorrow’s drivers, creators, and innovators of technology.