Success Over Time

It has been a long road with a lot of ups and downs, faces, and challenges. Click on each year below for a summary of our successes.


2017

  • Began meeting as a steering committee in May
  • Partnered in with the National Black Canadian SummitOver 800 attendees
  • Over 20 workshops (Health, Economics, Education, Justice Reform)
  • Launched first website
  • Received over 600 emails
  • Officially incorporated as a Non-Profit

2018

  • 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

2019

  • 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

2020

  • 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

2021

  • 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
  • Hired:
    • An Internal Operations lead
    • An External Operations lead
    • A Youth Council Coordinator
    • 2 Provincial Hub Coordinato
    • 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
  • Curated:
    • 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
    • Over 240 donors