In June 2020, when the Black Opportunity Fund was launched, we promised our supporters that we would conduct an extensive and national consultation with as many Black leaders, Black-led businesses and Black community organizations as possible. We also promised to deliver a summary of those discussions. The report has been completed and will be released shortly. We thank you for your patience.
Responsible Investment Association (RIA), your kindness will not go unnoticed. Beginning with the Diversity & Inclusion Week you hosted October 26-30, educating investment pros on how to advance diversity and inclusion in their organizations and portfolios, we are thankful for your understanding of the need to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. We are especially grateful for the portion of funds that RIA donated from that event to Black Opportunity Fund. We thank your members. We thank the leaders of the organization.
Black Opportunity Fund hosted its first Town Hall on September 21st with an intense focus on Black healthcare issues.
The engaging discussions examined the rise of mental health within the community, the challenges and microaggressions faced by Black medical students, and the urgent need for the collection of data to improve healthcare within the Black community.
Expert voices included Dr. Ato Sekyi-Otu, an orthopaedic surgeon at William Osler Health System, Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Co-President, Health Association of African-Canadians, Donna Alexander, Paul Bailey, Executive Director, Black Health Alliance, Dr. Hadal El-Hadi and Semir Bulle, co-president, Black Medical Students Association.
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