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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    New Ryerson fellowship offers a boost to black entrepreneurs in Canada

    11 October

    Jeffrey Stewart is the founder of Ovandi, a company building a cannabis vaporizer, and they're part of the Ryerson Design Fabrication Zone incubator.

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    Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Talks Black Innovation Fellowship

    11 October

    Olowolafe Jr. partnered with the DMZ to launch the Black Innovation Fellowship, a first-of-its-kind.

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