Black Speakers & Leaders
A bilingual entrepreneur, speaker and presenter. Creator of Deux Creative Agency, an online bilingual digital destination centred around entrepreneurship, technology, travel and people.
Book Winy for workshops including Intersectionality in Action.
An award-winning creative storyteller using various mediums to evoke emotions, create change, build movements, and colour in white spaces.
Founder of Black Moms Connection.
An author, entrepreneur and International speaker. His people-focused outlook on entrepreneurship and his experiential business tactics have garnered him and his company nationwide recognition and many awards and honours.
Co-Founder Byblacks.Com, Keynote Speaker, Racial Equity ConsultantA public speaker and corporate DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) consultant who talks are anchored in intersectionality, with specific emphasis on the idea that effective diversity work must go beyond
(Lumen Consulting Group) - DEI Consulting & Leadership Coaching is a business leader, strategic advisor that optimises leadership, innovation & employee performance with business strategy
Award-winning educator and coach who is working to transform companies into places and spaces that are idea-driven and people-centred.
A keynote speaker focused on equipping people to get off the sidelines and become difference-makers on their teams and in the lives of those around them. He is a highly sought after speaker and trainer who works with corporations, small businesses and non-profits.
Leadership & Career Coach, Corporate Trainer, Keynote Speaker. Rashida is passionate about helping ambitious women in business OWN their confidence and discover their happiness as they advance their career, start a business and build a legacy for their family.
Curated boxes, stand-alone gifts, items to accompany meetings or trainings. All while supporting black-owned entrepreneurs.
Founded by Byron and Dexter Peart. GOODEE is a curated marketplace that brings together the values of good design, good people, and good purpose. All items offered are transparently sourced, ethically made, and designed to last.
Commission original artwork to be used on Branded Merchandise. For example create a branded made in Canada notebook with your logo and a beautiful design for Black artist. Clifford Bertin - a Haitian-American, self-taught abstract painter currently based in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Paris (France) and Toronto (Canada). Passionate about culinary art and painting since childhood, he draws from these two mediums to express himself.
Employee engagement is about more than connecting with employees to discuss work. It is about ensuring that the bonds that your team is built upon are strong and sturdy. With our games, you can create a deeper sense of connection between employees and show your employees that they are more than just staff! Work and Chill: Provides Team Bonding - a game that was made to bring teams closer together one question at a time.
A Black woman owned business and a brand of body care products for sensitive, very dry, even eczema-prone skin. Can be used for all family members, including infants and children.
Soifiya Hassani, MENEA’s founder, is committed to respecting the skin health of children and that of all family members. MENEA products make the perfect corporate gift as they are a socially responsible company where 58% of the ingredients are organic and eco-responsible sourced from a cooperative of women producers in Africa allowing them to support their families. All of MENEA’s products are cruelty-free and use natural/vegan ingredients. The packaging is beautiful, and is made from recyclable and reusable material.
Led by a black woman, and founded in 2015 when she immigrated from Brazil to Canada. Mary introduced a new experience in loving chocolate through her chocolate creations and her culture.
Each of Mary's Brigadeiro Chocolate is finely crafted and hand-rolled to perfection, made from scratch, using the finest and freshest ingredients. They also only use Fair Trade Chocolate to give you a new chocolate experience through Brazilian traditions.
A woman-led business. M&K's brand represents women of colour, expressing their uniqueness in items they use daily; mugs, journals and stickers to name a few. Allowing women to embrace their identity and share with others.
A home fragrance company based in Hamilton, Ontario. Our aim: bottle up lived experiences and send people on a voyage; not necessarily in space, but down memory lane. All products are free of additives, phthalates, and petroleum—for an environmentally friendly use.
Unique handmade soap bars using locally sourced natural and plant based ingredients. In keeping with our values and environmental responsibility goals in our small-batch production process, we repurpose various every day recycling for use as moulds in crafting our soap bars.
Black Focused Community Resources and Anti-oppression/Anti-racism Training
Ranked the #1, a Black Canadian online magazine. A resource page that covers topics ranging from new Black Canadian entrepreneurs, Black Canadian business profiles, Black Canadian history, and profiles on Black Canadian artists.
(Social Economy through Social Inclusion) - aims to tell a story, change minds, shift perspectives, and grow communities. They engage and provide meaningful opportunities to the historically under-represented communities in the social economy, social finance, impact investing and cooperative ecosystems.
Foundation for Black Communities
(FFBC)- Canada’s first-ever philanthropic foundation dedicated to investing in Black communities. Created for, and driven by, Black communities in Canada; it exists to ensure their flourishing and self-determination.
Federation of Black Canadians
Advances the social, economic, political, and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent. Hosts workshops, research and advocacy, community organising through provincial hubs, a national youth council, and black-led groups and support capacity building of community groups.
A Mental Health Centre providing equitable, inclusive, and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities. Across Boundaries have developed Anti-oppression/Anti-racism training to help your organisation succeed. They are highly customizable with educational sessions and interactive workshops that are developed through a consultative process.
Black Women in Motion
Toronto-based, survivor-led, grassroots organization that empowers and supports the advancement of Black women, girls, nonbinary and gender-non-conforming survivors of gender-based violence. Provides organizations and businesses support in developing programs, tools, resources and environments that are de-colonial, anti-racist, survivor-centred and culturally-relevant.
Black Focused Charities
Black Moms Connection
A non-profit providing culturally relevant programs and resources to educate and empower the Black mother and her family.
A Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.
Centre For Young Black Professionals
Dedicated to addressing economic and social barriers affecting black youth (18-29 years).
Black Health Alliance
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. Building innovative solutions to improve Black health and well-being, and mobilising people and financial resources to create lasting change in the lives of Black children, families and communities.
Black Coalitions for AIDS prevention
Our work is guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, which serves as a reminder of our commitment to the human rights and dignity of all Black people who are vulnerable to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Black History Information
Ontario Black History Society
(OBHS) is a registered Canadian charity, an organisation that is at the forefront in the celebration of Black history and heritage with a demonstrated record in the study, preservation and promotion of Black history in Ontario. A resource for history, education and culture of Black history.
Black History Ottawa
Advancing education by increasing the public’s knowledge and appreciation of, and carrying out research in the history, culture, traditions and achievements of Canadians of African descent. Serving the community by developing and offering programs, open to the public, which focus on areas such as mentorship, youth leadership and health.
Collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret historical artefacts related to the Elgin (Buxton) Settlement from its founding in 1849 to the late 19th century.
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Is a forward-looking social organisation with research and learning woven into our DNA, tracing how people identify alongside demographic trends within the Canadian workplace to move employers from diversity to inclusion.
Recommended articles/books for discussion
Idea! Share one of the below articles, read a book or watch a film then meet for coffee/lunch to discuss in small groups at the office.
CCDI recommended articles for lunch and learns:
The Pervasive Reality of Anti-Black Racism in CanadaCreating a safe space for dialogue on anti-racism
Sustaining the Black Lives Matter movement in the workplace
Toronto Public Library Black History 2022 Adult reading list.
Raised80s can help with bulk orders of books and even add in custom pages at the front with a message from your leader etc.