Black Canadians constitute a little over one million of the Canadian population. This number is projected to double by 2036. Today, black communities across Canadian face unique challenges that affect their integration into the greater Canadian economy. Poverty abounds in the community due to inherent systemic racism and discrimination that have worked together to ensure less than optimal economic conditions for the black community.
ACAO knows firsthand, this is not sustainable. Things have to change for the black community to participate fully in the Canadian economic landscape. Economic empowerment is a win-win for everyone and the Canadian economy. One of ACAO’s programs have been to educate the community on how money works and how to change the mindset about money. Our Business Engagement workshops as well as our Community Economic Capacity programs are designed to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship in the community.
We have unique opportunity to come together to chat our own course to improve our socio-economic conditions. We live in a new world where almost everything is based on head count. We now have the numbers to take our share of the Canadian economy to improve our lots. Black owned enterprises and businesses are increasingly becoming reality. If you believe in ACAO’s mission of working to lift blacks up economically, partner with us.
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