News

Home

News

News & Articles

Dream Legacy Foundation and the DMZ join forces to launch new program built to scale high-potential Black-led tech startups

10 February

Black Innovation Connections provides Black founders across Canada with a track-based coaching program and $5,000 grants to fuel business growth.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Ottawa to fund detailed study of Black-owned businesses

16 December

A new federally funded organization is hoping to paint the first comprehensive, national picture of Black-owned businesses in Canada.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub Research to Support Enterprises and Communities

15 December

Black entrepreneurship has always been a vital part of Canada’s economy, but large-scale, detailed research and pan-Canadian information on it has been limited. This knowledge and sharing of lived experiences has a vital role in informing the public policies that are needed to address the systemic barriers Black entrepreneurs face when building their businesses.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Minister Ng announces partners to establish Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

13 December

Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Canadian economy, yet they continue to face systemic racism and obstacles to starting and growing their businesses. This has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working to address long-standing barriers through its first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program—an investment of over $400 million to support the long-term success of Black entrepreneurs and business owners.

READ MORE
News & Articles

La ministre Ng annonce le nom des partenaires qui mettront en place le Carrefour du savoir pour l’entrepreneuriat des communautés noires

13 December

Les propriétaires d'entreprise et les entrepreneurs canadiens noirs jouent un rôle important dans l'économie canadienne. Pourtant ils continuent de faire face à du racisme systémique et à des obstacles quand vient le temps de démarrer ou de faire croître leur entreprise, une situation qui s'est d'ailleurs empirée durant la pandémie de COVID-19. Le gouvernement du Canada souhaite éliminer ces obstacles de longue date, et c'est pourquoi il a mis sur pied le Programme pour l'entrepreneuriat des communautés noires, le tout premier programme du genre au pays. Le Programme est le fruit d'un investissement de plus de 400 millions de dollars et il vise à soutenir la réussite à long terme des entrepreneurs et des propriétaires d'entreprise de la communauté noire.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Why entrepreneurship, home ownership are two powerful forces in fight against anti-Black racism

12 February

Building small businesses, institutional relationships and creating more home ownership leads to a 'thriving community,' says Isaac Olowolafe Jr.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Toronto Foundation Blog: Five Fundholders Fighting for Racial Justice

13 October

We’ve heard the words “unprecedented times” a little too much this year. Even though many things didn’t go quite as planned in 2020, the adverse realities and injustices that are coming into the light are actual, real experiences of the people in our communities. The pandemic intensified many of these struggles and people are now starting to pay attention to some of the struggles that Black, Indigenous and people of colour face.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Falling through the cracks, report: Women and minority business founders hit harder by economic impact of COVID-19

13 May

The Falling Through The Cracks survey of close to 350 diverse entrepreneurs, conducted by the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) and Dream Legacy Foundation (DLF), sought to provide a fuller, more diverse picture of the economic crisis in Canada.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Startup Canada Podcast: Diversifying and Conquering As Entrepreneurs with Isaac Olowolafe

24 October

A well-known entrepreneur, business owner, and philanthropist, Olowolafe launched Dream Maker Ventures in 2016.

READ MORE
News & Articles

Canada commits to honouring Black Canadians

11 October

Jean-Yves Duclos was in Montreal to express support for projects like a National Institute for Black Canadians.

READ MORE