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Below is a list of Canadian organizations you can donate towards in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. If you or someone you know would like to be a guest on our Proudly Made in Canada Podcast, guest blog for our website, take over our IG feed and/or story please DM or email us.
Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
The BLAC is a new not-for-profit corporation that aims to deliver legal aid services to low and no income Black Ontarians and works to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism.
Black Lives Matter [regional chapters]
Donate to the Toronto and/or Vancouver Black Lives Matter branches and aid in the fight to dismantle anti-Black racism and support black healing
CommunityWise is a nonprofit hub that, for 40 years, has existed to support and strengthen diverse grassroots groups and nonprofit organizations. Check out CommunityWise YYC’s latest podcast, The Unlearning Channel, for an episode discussing both racism and anti-racism inside and outside the context of organizations.
Black Women in Motion
Black Women in Motion is a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence.
Nia Centre for the Arts
Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora. Committed to supporting artists, the Nia Centre works across various disciplines and experience levels.
Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation
The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation is made up of millennials and Gen Z activists who are actively working to improve race relations in Canada through education, technology and art initiatives. Follow the link here to sign the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation’s petition to be part of the movement to tackle systemic racism and discrimination in Calgary.
Founded by members of Winnipeg’s Black community, Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that fosters organic dialogue on everyday experiences of being Black.
The Come Up
With a goal to encourage individual and community empowerment, The Come Up, creates opportunities for members of the African community to participate in all aspects of society.
As a community-based organization, ActionDignity facilitates collective voices of Calgary’s ethnocultural communities towards full civic participation and integration through collaborative action. Take part in ActionDignity’s online webinar focusing on anti-discrimination, register here.
The Black Boys Code
The Black Boys Code inspires a generation of young Black men to take control of their future and become the digital creators and technological innovators of tomorrow.
Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
The BBPA’s mission is to advance Canada’s Black communities by delivering programs that support business and professional excellence through higher education and economic development.
Black Youth Helpline
Aimed at building the foundations for successful living the Black Youth Helpline was created by youth for youth to prevent the breakdown of social and psychological breakdown in communities by focusing on education, health and community development.
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