BlackNorth Initiative

BlackNorth Connect Program

Empowering the next generation of
changemakers from the Black Community

Current Reality

  • As of July 2020, Black Canadians are nearly 2X more likely to be unemployed than non-minority Canadians…
  • With Black women disproportionately affected – twice as much as the average men and women.
  • Half of the black employees in Canada report facing discrimination when it comes to promotions.
  • Only 39% of Black Canadians agree that their organization has the right mechanisms in place to ensure major promotion decisions are free of bias.
  • University-educated Black Canadians earn an average of 80 cents for every dollar earned by their white peers.