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Navigating Support for Black Entrepreneurs in Canada

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ADT

Black Entrepreneurship

Black entrepreneurs are making valuable contributions to the Canadian economy while still facing unique challenges in growing their businesses. Join Innovation Canada and a panel of experts who will discuss Black entrepreneurship in Canada, the Black Entrepreneurship Program and other funding support available to Canadian Black entrepreneurs.

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June 22, 2021
1pm to 2:30pm EDT

Our panel of experts will discuss their experience, explore barriers, and share resources that can help participants grow and sustain their businesses. Moderated by Jennifer Lopes from Innovation Canada, our panel will include:

– Mamadou Wade from the Black Business Initiative (BBI) (Atlantic)

– Jackee Kasandy from Black Entrepreneurs and Business Canada in BC (BEBC)

– Christelle Francois from the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC)

– Joel Adams, Senior Advisor from Innovation Canada

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with all panellists.

Please note: This session will be conducted largely in English but material and resources will be made available in both official languages and participants are encouraged to ask questions in the official language of their choice.

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