The Kickback is a youth-led organization founded by Jamal Burger in 2016 and based in Toronto, Canada. Jamal's vision of accessible opportunity stems from his ongoing understanding of the day-to-day social barriers that underserved youth face. His love for sneakers drives the ambition of making high-level sport, art, and media accessible to underserved communities.
Monumental is a business working in service of the public good. They are supporting an equitable recovery from COVID-19, by building fair and just institutions, profiling and amplifying BIPOC leaders, and launching creative, socially-driven initiatives.
F-You: The Forgiveness Project is a non-profit community outreach program, based in Toronto, working with youth and young adults around themes of forgiveness, restorative justice and conflict management.
The Canadian Somali Association of Toronto provides a range of programs and workshops that aid the Somali community in Toronto.
Equitable Action for Change is a Black created, led, focused and serving not-for-profit, multi-service agency located in Tkaronto/Toronto, Ontario. They provide services in harm reduction, substance use challenged supports, assistance for sexually abused/physically abused, immigration/settlement services, employment assistance, community outreach services and arts supports.
The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism, produce national, ideas-focused events, and train emerging professionals in publishing and nonprofit management.
IMPACT n’ Communities is a community development and engagement organization that is steadily working to improve communities across the GTA. They are based in the Kingston / Galloway, Orton Park priority neighborhoods of East Scarborough where we provide positive programs and services to the residents that have been stricken by the ill effects of social injustice and other adverse social determents on the quality of life.
The Social Economy through Social Inclusion (SETSI) model aims to tell a story, change minds, shift perspectives, and grow communities. Their coalition was developed as a response to some of the emerging trends and challenges we have collectively witnessed in the social economy, social finance, impact investing and cooperative ecosystems.
The Flaunt It Movement (“Flaunt It”) is a grassroots youth-led organization that fosters self-love and highly-esteemed representation of all women through creative, community projects. They use the arts to create a platform of collaborative campaigns & inclusive safe spaces that celebrate, empower & represent the intersectional layers of beauty in all women.
The Centre for Connected Communities (C3) helps people, organizations and institutions to unlock the potential of their own connected communities. C3 does this by: Connect community builders with ideas, knowledge, research, tools and each other; Translate knowledge across sectors; Celebrate and elevate the work of community builders.
CP Planning is a non-profit firm practicing a human rights approach to community planning. Through this approach, multi-sector and multi-disciplinary collaborations guide for land use planning reform that upholds the economic, social, and cultural rights of marginalized people to have access to good housing, good jobs, an adequate standard of living, and cultural expression. Currently, CP Planning's strategic priorities are: affordable housing, jobs in the trades and urban agriculture, and access to community service spaces.
The Sad Collective is a community who firmly believes in the power of vulnerability. We believe in the freedom of crying, the strength in admitting we’re not always fine and the courage to seek support when it’s needed. Instead of being ashamed of our feelings, we wear them proudly on our sleeve, because let’s face it, we can’t do this alone.
Too often, mental illness is erased, hidden, made invisible from daily life, but the truth is that 20% of Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime, and 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental disorder.
Not only does The Sad Collective strive to be a safe space for emotional expression -- we hope to become a catalyst for conversation, with the goal of bringing mental health to the forefront of social consciousness.
Athlete Tech Group is a centralized athlete marketplace of that utilizes education, media and events to build well-rounded Athlete Entrepreneurs. ATG brings together athletic organizations, athletes, educators and service providers to create a highly valuable network that offers a conducive learning environment for personal growth and career development for athletes.
The Abwaan Chronicles Podcast is hosted by five black, muslim, women covering topics surrounding identity, immigrant culture, and social commentary. Speaking from first hand experience, we discuss issues that interest and affect us in our day to day lives. Some of our episodes cover gender disparities, race, transitioning into adulthood, maintaining privacy in an ever more public world - finance and more.
AHAY is a Toronto-based events company dedicated to platforming Black Muslim artists, creatives, and thought leaders. AHAY organises an annual event called #BlackoutEid, based on the viral hashtag of the same name in celebration of the Muslim holiday, Eid.
The Egbo Arts Foundation provides a chance for children to express themselves through the arts, and assist them to develop positive attributes that will enable them to enrich their own lives and make positive contributions to their community.
Black Future Month (BFM) is a thirty-day period (from March 20th to April 20th) following Black History Month, intended to collectively strategize, organize and mobilize for the betterment of Black communities.