The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is dedicated to developing businesses owned by Nova Scotia Black Community members by providing education and support in various areas such as marketing, budgeting, and funding. The BBI's goal is to increase the presence of Black entrepreneurs in diverse business sectors, such as high-tech, manufacturing, tourism, and culture. For more, visit www.bbi.ca
Tropicana Community Services is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to serve underprivileged youth and their families, focusing on those from the Caribbean. Today, Tropicana is a multi-service delivery agency providing support to diverse people in need, including newcomers, Caribbean and Black communities, and all youth. For more, visit www.tropicanacommunity.org
The Africa Centre is the largest Black-led non-profit organization in western Canada, serving as a hub for programming and access services with cultural awareness and competency for individuals and families. Their mission is to promote full access and participation in programs and services, catering to all aspects of need within the Black community, to build a thriving African Canadian community in Alberta. For more, visit www.africacentre.ca
Groupe 3737 is the largest and most successful technology incubator/accelerator in the North East of Montréal, with more than 30 incubated companies and innovative start-ups. We focus on innovation and continuous education and development. Since inception—we have created more than 150 high-value jobs in one of the poorest boroughs in Canada. For more information, visit: www.groupe3737.com
The Black Opportunity Fund supports Black non-profit and for-profit endeavours by issuing philanthropic grants to scale up Black non-profits and produces capacity-building investments to scale up Black businesses. For more information, visit: www.blackopportunityfund.ca/
As part of the intricate tapestry of Canadian multiculturalism, BIPOC Foundation was established to create entrepreneurship opportunities for diverse populations at the intersection of economic development and social justice, starting with the Black community. For more, visit: https://www.bipocfoundation.org/programs/
The annual Call for Applications for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program will be launched during the week of November 20th, 2023, and will end on January 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time).
For 2024, CSJ is maintaining its regular parameters and will offer quality jobs during the summer season with an aim to fund over 70,000 jobs for youth.
Not-for-profit employers can receive a wage subsidy up to 100% of the current provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Whereas public and private sector employers are eligible to receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of the current provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.
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