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The latest press and media coverage about the BOF.

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Innovating Canada

BOF’s, Colin Lynch, discusses the role of strategic partnerships in building and sustaining a booming Black business network of communities.

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Toronto Foundation

Ray Williams, co-founding director of BOF, is on a shortlist of fundholders being lauded for philanthropy and advocacy in the name of racial justice.

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RBC Wealth Management

BOF’s Dennis Mitchell, speaks at RBC Wealth Management panel event sharing his perspectives on how business owners and leaders can cultivate diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

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REALTALK

Commercial real estate isn’t the most diverse industry in Canada, but that hasn’t stopped BOF co-founding director, Dennis Mitchell, from rising to the top.

In this interview with REALTALK, Dennis discusses some of the challenges he faced on the way to his success, along with highlights on how the Black Opportunity Fund will help to pave the way forward for many within the Canadian Black community.

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Montreal Gazette

Black leaders launch fund to invest in Black businesses.

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La Presse

Un fonds pour soutenir les communautes noires.

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BNN Bloomberg

BNN Bloomberg on the BOF.

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Financial Post & Bloomberg News

Black finance pros launch fund in Canada for Black led companies.

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Breakfast Television

New initiative announced today from 50 Black business leaders.

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Black finance pros launch fund in Canada for Black-led companies

A group of Black executives is launching a new fund to invest in Black-controlled companies and organizations in Canada as a way to combat systemic racism.

The Black Opportunity Fund has “highly aspirational” goals for raising funds and will “meld investment capital and social capital together with philanthropy,” according to Ray Williams, managing director and vice chairman at National Bank Financial.

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