It has been a long road with a lot of ups and downs, faces, and challenges. But here is a summary of our successes to date….
Began meeting as a steering committee in May
Partnered in with the National Black Canadian Summit: Over 800 attendees & Over 20 workshops (Health, Economics, Education, Justice Reform)
Launched first website
Received over 600 emails
Officially incorporated as a Non-Profit
Partnered with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to identify candidates for the National Review Board for Mental Health of funding applications
Engaged in community meetings across Canada to introduce ourselves
Advocated to the Federal Government along with other Black organizations to ensure that the government acknowledged the International Decade for People of African Descent
Again partnered with the National Black Canadian Summit
Partnered with Black led organizations across Canada to participate in Advocacy Day in Ottawa
Partnered with Canadian Heritage and the Anti-Secretariat Office on a Black Canadian Youth Approach National Mini Series.
Partnered with Black led organizations to participate in Advocacy Day in Ottawa, this time meeting with over 20 MPs to discuss various issues concerning the Black Community.
Acquired our first Member, Donor, and volunteer management system.
Acquired over 2000 active supporters across Canada.
Successfully qualified for our first capacity building grant, allowing us to hire our first 2 part-time staff members
Launched our Youth Council and appointed two Youth Reps to the FBC Board
Partnered with a national coalition (that included over 30 organizations across Canada) to address online hate and implore the Federal Government to provide more supports to vulnerable communities
Organized a national call to action regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community, which involved over 100 attendees
Advocated to the government on the need for the collection of race based data and gained over 40,000 signatures on our Federal Petition Passed our first annual financial audit and CRA return
Launched both our BC and ON Hubs
Successfully launched our first project in Justice Reform under Police Relations
Launched a national survey with over 300 respondents and activated a Literature Review on the various forms, theories, strategies and alternatives to policing on both the national and international level
Successfully qualified for both the Anti-racism Grant Project and the Race Based Data Collection Project focused on Covid19, health implications and barriers to recovery
Successfully entered a formal partnership with UofT around organizational and strategic development, as well as research and development in the area of Black Entrepreneurship
Engaged 3 classes at UofT in the work of FBC and to support their attainment of course credits
Completed and released our paper on Police Relations
Launched our Alberta and Quebec Hub, as well as our social committee
An Internal Operations lead
An External Operations lead
A Youth Council Coordinator
2 Provincial Hub Coordinator
An Executive Director
2 Policy and Research Coordinators
Completed the highest level of a 3rd party audit to ensure highest level of financial and organizational standards
A list of over 200 PIP groups within our Nation Builder
A list of over 200 potential volunteers within our Nation Builder
A list of over 5,800 supporters via Nation Builder
Over 1,000 followers across all social media platforms