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Black Opportunity Expresses Sympathy for the community of Cowessess First Nation

It is with heavy hearts that we express our sympathy and stand in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters of Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan.

BOF Grants Committee Looking For New Members

The Black Opportunity Fund Grants Committee is a standing committee of the BOF Board of Directors, empowered to develop and administer the granting process for BOF.

The Grants Committee is currently seeking applications from individuals from across all regions of Canada who are interested in serving in the roles below.
The Grants Committee recognizes the diversity of Black Canadians across Canada. Francophones and other applicants from Western Canada, Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Territories or who represent the LGBTQ2+ community are especially encouraged to apply.

Is Education in Canada Serving the Black Community?

At the Black Opportunity Fund town hall on education, we asked parents and caregivers of Black children to reflect on how Canada’s education system serves them.

Our community told us what barriers they and their children come up against, and how their educational needs can be prioritized through three paths of affecting change.

School, Community, and Home.

Black Opportunity Fund: Statement regarding Kamloops Residential School

We are saddened by the discovery of more than 200 Indigenous children in Kamloops, BC and we at the Black Opportunity Fund stand in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, today and every day. Read our full statement on these tragedies here

Editorial: “Moving from Hashtags to Action – holding Canadian organizations accountable”

At the one-year mark since the murder of George Floyd, Canadian organizations must assess their progress against the promises they made to combat systemic anti-Black racism.

An article written by Craig Wellington, Executive Director, Black Opportunity Fund

We have a long road ahead in addressing racism

Intentionality is crucial to building a more inclusive society. Hear more on this from BOF co-founder, Colin Lynch, in a recent interview on The Close with BNN Bloomberg.