Canada Chooses Organization to Manage Black-Led Fund

Employment and Social Development Canada

February 8, 2023 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada

In Canada, diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Black Canadian communities across the country through measures built on advancing equity, diversity and social inclusion to combat anti-Black racism and systemic racism in all its forms.

With Canada officially recognizing the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent in 2018, the Government continues to invest in Black-led initiatives that honour the contributions of Black communities.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, announced that Foundation for Black Communities was selected to enter into negotiations for the administration of the $200 million Black-led Philanthropic Endowment Fund. The Foundation for Black Communities is a national, Black-led and Black-serving organization whose proposal demonstrated strong partnerships and significant support from Canada’s Black community.

The Black-led Philanthropic Endowment Fund will provide long-term sustainable funding and self-sustaining resources for Black-led organizations to better serve Black Canadian communities. Black-led, Black-focused and Black-serving non-profit organizations and registered charities are key to the Government of Canada’s fight against anti-Black racism and inequities across the country.

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