Unlock Your Business Potential with These Exciting Grants and Funding Opportunities

Discover a range of grants and funding opportunities designed to support small businesses, student work placements, innovative projects, and community initiatives. From TELUS’s Stand with Owners campaign to ICTC’s WIL Digital program, Grand Challenges Canada, Ontario Creates IDM Fund, and the National Anti-Racism Fund, find the resources you need to succeed and make a positive impact.

Nominations Open for 2024 Impact Student and Teacher Awards at the Gala

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Impact Student and Teacher Awards, set to be presented at our annual gala. This year, we will honor one outstanding student making a positive impact in the community and one phenomenal teacher significantly influencing students’ lives. Winners will receive a beautiful crystal award at the gala. Submit your nominations by August 30th, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

The Federation of Black Canadians Unveils Key Findings from “Resilience Throughout COVID-19” Project

Toronto, ON, July 3, 2024 — The Federation of Black Canadians announces the results of the ‘Resilience Throughout COVID-19’ project by the University of Toronto. This study highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in Canada, revealing high infection severity, stigma, and long recovery times. Key findings emphasize the need for culturally relevant health education and stronger community partnerships to address systemic issues and promote equitable health outcomes.

Joint Statement on the New CHRC Chief Commissioner by Human Rights Groups

On June 14th, the Governor General of Canada appointed Birju Dattani as the new Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Recent allegations against him have led to calls for his resignation by the Block Québécois, the Conservative Party of...

Spotlight on our Five Trailblazing Startups that were at Collision!

At Collision this year, the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) proudly collaborated with our fellow Black-led and Black-serving organizations to bring “The Black Innovation Zone” to the conference for the first time. Our participation highlighted the incredible achievements of the startups and entrepreneurs who have benefited from our Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP). These inspiring individuals shared their experiences as emerging entrepreneurs in the Canadian corporate market, highlighting how the BEP provided them with the necessary resources, tools, and skills to succeed. Discover more about these outstanding businesses below!

Black Innovation Zone at Collision 2024: A Recap

The Black Innovation Zone at Collision 2024 was an amazing opportunity to bring together Black entrepreneurs and professionals. We are grateful to have been a part of the #BlackInnovationZone and to have helped provide free tickets, thanks to our Black Builders Network, and a space for Black Innovators to connect and Network! Collision 2024 was an incredible conference and an amazing growth opportunity for the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) and our neighbouring organizations! We came together to create a strong presence in the Canadian tech world through the resources and opportunities available for Black Canadian entrepreneurs.

Canadian Human Rights Commission Under Investigation by International Body Over Anti-Black Discrimination

OTTAWA, June 11, 2024 – In a groundbreaking decision, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) has initiated a “Special Review” of Canada’s “A” status accreditation, putting it in the same category as countries like Russia, Iraq, and Venezuela. This move follows a complaint by a coalition of Canadian human rights organizations, citing federal findings of anti-Black discrimination at the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC).
Nicholas Marcus Thompson of the Black Class Action Secretariat emphasized, “Successive Justice Ministers have been aware of discrimination but have yet to make any meaningful reform. Unfortunately, we have had to resort to escalating our concerns to an international body to hold the commission accountable for years of human rights violations.”
If downgraded to “B” status, the CHRC will lose its independent participation rights at the UN Human Rights Council and its ability to vote and hold governance positions at GANHRI, seriously impacting Canada’s standing as a global human rights leader.
“The implications of this decision are very serious for Canada,” warned Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General for Amnesty International Canada. “It risks irreparably tarnishing its standing as a global human rights leader.”
The coalition calls for immediate action, including creating a direct-access model to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, recognizing Black Canadians in the Employment Equity Act, and appointing a Black Equity Commissioner to oversee equity in government and public service.
The review will examine the CHRC’s performance from 2016 to 2022, with a decision expected in the ensuing months.

Panel Discussion at the Black Innovation Zone Collision!

The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is thrilled to invite you to a dynamic panel discussion at as part of the Black Innovation Zone(BIZ) at Collision featuring past participants of our Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP). This event will take place on Thursday,...

Shape the Future of Free Wi-Fi in Toronto with FBC

The City of Toronto, through its ConnectTO program, is on a mission to bridge the digital divide and enhance free public Wi-Fi access for all Toronto residents and visitors. Currently, the city offers free Wi-Fi at over 100 locations. To further this initiative, the...

Participate in Research: City of Toronto’s Public Wi-Fi Initiative

The City of Toronto is seeking community input on its strategy to expand free public Wi-Fi. Participate in their survey and our focus group for a chance to win gift cards.

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Unlocking Funding Opportunities: A Guide to Finding Grants and Loans

Unlocking Funding Opportunities: A Guide to Finding Grants and Loans

We at the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) know that funding through grants is an essential revenue stream for non-profits and finding grants can sometimes be the hardest part.  Grants provide financial support to fuel innovation, drive social impact, and expand...

FBC’s Collaborations in Black Cinema, Tech, and Sports

FBC’s Collaborations in Black Cinema, Tech, and Sports

Celebrating Black Cinema: FBC's Partnership with the Toronto Black Film Festival During Black History Month, FBC had the opportunity to partner with the Toronto Black Film Festival held across Toronto for 5 days. FBC’s Executive Director Chris Thompson was able to...

York United FC Partners with FBC

York United FC Partners with FBC

Federation of Black Canadians and York United FC Join Forces to Combat anti-Black Racism and Promote Equity York, February 28th – The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) and York United FC have proudly announced a partnership aimed at combating racism and advancing...

Recap: Equity in Healthcare event 2024

Recap: Equity in Healthcare event 2024

Promoting Equity in Healthcare The Federation of Black Canadians recently hosted an impactful event aimed at promoting equity in healthcare.  To view the slides from our presentation click here. With the dynamic duo of Faduma Wais and Gloria McMayoni as hosts, the...

Black History Month Tech Workshop X GeoComply

Black History Month Tech Workshop X GeoComply

On Feb 23rd, Friday, GeoComply, in partnership with Black-focused NPOs, is hosting a series of online activities aimed at fostering Black inclusion in the tech space. 📅  Date: February, 23rd, Friday ⏰ Time: 12-2 pm (Pacific Time) 📍 Where: Online, via Zoom What’s in it...

Black Leadership & Recognition Breakfast: Recap

Black Leadership & Recognition Breakfast: Recap

The Black Leadership and Recognition Breakfast, presented by United Way Greater Toronto and the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC), took place on February 2nd, 2024, marking the kickoff of Black History Month with a celebration of leadership and recognition within...

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