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June 9, 2021

The BlackNorth Initiative Mourns the Loss of Muslim Family in London, Ontario

We are horrified and heartbroken by the recent act of terror against a Muslim family in London, Ontario. Our hearts break for the innocent lives taken by this act of…
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June 4, 2021

BNI AND RWCHR JOINT STATEMENT

Today, the BlackNorth Initiative and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, have announced an anti-racism initiative to combat police racism and brutality within Canadian communities. Following a world-wide cry…
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May 31, 2021

THE BLACKNORTH INITIATIVE MOURNS AS REMAINS OF 215 CHILDREN ARE FOUND IN KAMLOOPS B.C

We, at the BlackNorth Initiative, are appalled and saddened by the mass grave containing the remains of 215 children were found at a former residential school set to assimilate indigenous…
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May 18, 2021

BlackNorth Initiative and CivicAction Partner to Increase Black Leadership Opportunities and Representation in Canadian Workplaces

These two organizations will break down systemic barriers by bringing together established and rising Black leaders to accelerate career growth and opportunities TORONTO, ON – May 18, 2021 – BlackNorth…
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April 21, 2021

BLACKNORTH INITIATIVE APPLAUDS FEDERAL BUDGET INVESTMENTS INTO BLACK COMMUNITIES

Budget presents transformational opportunities for Black Canadians TORONTO – April 21, 2021 – The BlackNorth Initiative welcomed several investments and commitments in the 2021 Federal Budget presented by Finance Minister…
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April 19, 2021

BLACKNORTH INITIATIVE CALLS ON ALL GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE A COMPASSIONATE AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19

Support of essential workers and leadership from within marginalized communities far more effective than enhanced policing TORONTO ON, April 19, 2021 – The BlackNorth Initiative asks all governments to strongly consider…
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April 8, 2021

BlackNorth Initiative congratulates TELUS for setting and surpassing ambitious board diversity targets for gender, visible minority and Indigenous representation

TELUS is one of only a few Canadian corporations to adopt diversity policies and targets beyond gender, ensuring diverse representation at the highest level of its leadership Toronto, ON -…
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March 22, 2021

UNITY STATEMENT FROM THE BLACKNORTH INITIATIVE AND THE RAOUL WALLENBERG CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

A call for Canadians to unite in the fight against racism, hatred, and antisemitism. We come together to unite in solidarity and common cause to combat the legacy of racism…
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November 9, 2020

BlackNorth Congratulates Enbridge CEO Al Monaco for Precedent Setting Social Goals

{:en}Today, the BlackNorth Initiative recognizes the significant public commitment from Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) CEO Al Monaco to set ambitious diversity targets and hold himself and his leadership…
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August 21, 2020

The Schulich Foundation Commits $1,000,000 to the BlackNorth Initiative to Support Building of a Cultural Centre for Black Canadians

Today, the BlackNorth Initiative recognized a significant donation of $1,000,000 from The Schulich Foundation – the philanthropic vehicle for Seymour Schulich, a leading Canadian businessman and philanthropist.“I would like to…