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Minister Gould announces funding for over 500 capacity-building projects under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

February 23, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

On February 17th, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced $31.4 million in funding for the Black-led national funders network, which includes Tropicana Community Services, Africa Centre, Black Business Initiative and Groupe 3737. Together, the SBCCI national funders network will allocate the funds to over 500 capacity-building projects aimed at empowering Black-led community-based organizations across Canada. With this additional funding, the national funders will have collectively awarded up to $50 million in grants to 939 projects. A full list of projects will be available on the national funders’ websites in spring 2023.

“The Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative was created to work alongside Black communities to build the capacity of Black-led and Black-serving community-based organizations and support the important work they do to promote inclusiveness. This initiative also aims to address the systemic barriers and challenges, including anti-Black racism, faced by Black Canadians. By working with the SBCCI national funders network, we’re ensuring investment decisions are made by Black communities for Black communities.” – Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

SOURCE Government of Canada

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