BLACK NORTH INITIATIVE SUMMITJuly 20, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM EST
Senior leaders from the top 250 TSX companies, over 100 of the biggest private businesses in Canada, major banks, insurance companies, law firms, international companies that have a significant presence in Canada, and the largest asset managers and institutional investors in the nation, have been invited to take part in the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit to be held virtually on July 20, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST.
At the summit, leaders will be asked to sign a CEO pledge and deliver a statement regarding what their organization will do to combat the issue and to make our society at large free from anti-Black systemic racism.
Established in 2020, the Black Opportunity Fund (“BOF”) is a dynamic partnership between businesses, philanthropists, foundations, and the Black community to combat the impact of systemic anti-Black racism in Canada. The BOF was founded by a national coalition of over 50 Black executives and leaders dedicated to lending their expertise to the Black community. The BOF will catalyze the cultural, economic, and political growth required to enable Canada’s institutions, governments, and businesses to embrace greater diversity at all levels. The BOF will broadly prioritize initiatives around education, healthcare, youth, women, social justice, immigration, technology, entrepreneurship, and politics that impact the quality of life in the Black community.