April 18, 2022

Save The Date – May 14, 2022: Learn Your Rights! Black Workers’ Rights Event

A day to celebrate the organizing traditions in the Black community and support Black workers with workers’ rights advocacy and resources!   About this event In honour of the long tradition of Black workers organizing to improve rights for everyone: Join the Jamaican Canadian Association, the Public Service Alliance...

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April 11, 2022

Training & Events: Toronto World Trade Centre’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) for Women-led Businesses

Are you a women-owned or led business seeking to expand into new markets? Join the online information session by the Toronto World Trade Centre, on April 12th to find out more about TAP’s new cohort. Register: https://bit.ly/3LurIjr Learn how women entrepreneurs can accelerate growth and increase sales through exporting...

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March 30, 2022

EDC: Trade Barriers for Black-Owned and-Led businesses in Canada

Join Export Development Canada’s National Lead for Black Exporters in a discussion about the challenges of selling outside of Canada as a Black-owned business. Black exporter strategy consultations EDC is committed to helping Black-owned and -led businesses grow and expand into international markets. Research shows Black businesses face significant...

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March 15, 2022

Youth Entrepreneurship Guide – Government of Canada Resources

Introduction Futurpreneur Canada Start-up Program Summer Company Junior Achievement Canada Source: http://sbs-spe.feddevontario.canada.ca/youth-entrepreneurship-guide Entrepreneurship can begin at any age. This guide will introduce you to the basics of starting a business, and highlight government programs available to young entrepreneurs in Ontario. To be eligible for youth entrepreneur programs you need...

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March 8, 2022

Canadian Women’s Foundation – Community Needs Grant.

Source: Canadian Women’s Foundation Community Needs Grants 2022 Deadline: March 21, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Community Needs grants. Approximately 24 grants up to a maximum of $20,000 each will be selected. The aim of the Community Needs Grants is to...

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February 28, 2022

Despite Awareness, Black Women Entrepreneurs Remain Underfunded, by Tanya Hayles

Source: Globe and Mail | Follow them on Twitter: @globeandmail When Sarah Juma was starting her business, Innovate Inclusion, potential funders explicitly said her company would do better with a white man at the helm. “I’ve experienced people doubting that this is really my company,” says the founder of...

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February 15, 2022

A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising by Dominic-Madori Davis 

A Black woman’s guide to venture-capital fundraising: How to pitch investors, build a support network, and raise millions. By Dominic-Madori Davis | Culled from Business Insider Raising venture capital is a daunting experience for Black women. Before 2021, only 93 Black female founders had raised $1 million or more...

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February 8, 2022

New Black-owned Business Directory and Marketplace Launches in Canada

Source: Global News, Canada Nerissa Allen, president of the Black Business Association of BC, shares details of a new online directory, providing a platform for black-owned businesses.   It’s easier than ever to discover great Black-owned businesses in Canada thanks to a new national online directory and e-commerce marketplace....

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February 1, 2022

#FundingSolutions | Fair Finance Fund – Now Accepting Loan Applications for Local Food & Farm Businesses.

The Winter Intake for Fair Finance Fund is OPEN | Now Accepting Loan Applications – If you are looking for a Business loan from $20,000 to up to $200,000 for your mission-driven local food or farm business, visit http://fairfinancefund.org/apply.  Applications are now being accepted up until Friday, February 18th,...

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January 29, 2022

#FundingSolutions | CANIE MICRO-GRANTS

$5,000 CANIE MICRO-GRANTS brought to you with our Micro-Grant partner, UPS Welcome to the application process for the CANIE Micro-Grants. We have heard your frustrations around accessing funding and set up our application process to be as easy and quick as possible. Our goal is to get $5,000 to...

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