BlackNorth Initiative

Youth Accelerator

CIBC and BlackNorth Initiative Youth Accelerator

BGC Canada to administer multi-year program to help empower the next generation of leaders and changemakers from the Black community.

In collaboration with the BlackNorth Initiative (BNI), CIBC’s multi-year program has been developed and is part of CIBC’s commitment to removing barriers and helping members of the Black community achieve their ambitions.

The Youth Accelerator will provide students from the Black community with $50,000 over four years for tuition, mentorship, financial education, and opportunities to secure paid internships or co-ops with other corporate partners and businesses in a variety of sectors, offering students a broad platform for career discovery.

BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) is leading outreach and selection, working closely with CIBC and the BlackNorth Initiative to engage up to 30 candidates to be involved in the program in 2022.

Students eligible for the program must be enrolled in Grade 10 and/or Grade 11 as of the 2021/22 school year, with applications open now until March 7th, 2022.

For more information please visit CIBC Youth Accelerator Scholarship | BGC Canada