As a growing organization, we are committed to continual review and assessment of our growth opportunities to ensure that we can better serve our members. As such we are pleased to share that the Federation of Black Canadians has been able to enter into an agreement with several divisions of the University of Toronto to conduct a series of evaluations on our business management strategies, governance, operations, and our stakeholder engagement strategies. To accomplish this we are partnering with the department of Industry Partnerships, Innovation, and Work-Integrated Learning – The BRIDGE at UofT to be a part of several summer courses that sets the FBC as the main client that senior students will work with as consultants to help build better pathways for FBC to serve and support the Black community.
In addition to our partnership with UofT, the FBC is also pleased to announce that we have been successful in receiving funding support from the Supporting the Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) which will also go toward building up internal structures of our National group and provincial hubs. The Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) was created by the Federal government through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help increase the capacity of grassroots not-for-profit organizations serving Black communities in Canada. The grants are administered by three intermediary organizations (Black Business Initiative, Groupe 3737, and Tropicana Community Services) with the aim to increase the organizational capacity of the grantee organizations. For more information, visit sbcci.ca