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Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. Until justice is real.

Founded in 1990, WWT has grown to become a global technology solution provider with $12 billion in annual revenue. WWT employs more than 6,000 employees and operates over 4 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

Black Lives Matter Toronto: Canada’s largest BLM chapter. In their own words, they aim “to forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.”

Black Lives Matter Vancouver: The Vancouver chapter of BLM, that works “to draw attention to our largely invisibilized communities, celebrate people of colour and work in solidarity with other Black Lives Matter chapters across North America.”

Black Legal Action Centre (Ontario): a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario.

Black in BC Community Support Fund for COVID-19 (B.C.): A fundraiser for a low-barrier, emergency, micro-grant program for Black people in B.C., who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nia Centre for the Arts (Toronto): Canada’s first Black art centre, committed to fostering and promoting Black identity and community in Toronto through art.

The Canadian Anti-Racism Action Program is intended to help address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religious minorities.

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The Come Up (Edmonton): A youth collective focused on empowering Black youth in Edmonton through community events and organizing.

Black Film Festivals (various): Cities across Canada including Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and others host annual festivals devoted to celebrating and promoting Black cinema.

Black Youth Helpline (Canada-wide): Originally started in Manitoba, the Black Youth Helpline focuses on community development and support for Black youth across Canada.

Nia Centre for the Arts (Toronto): Canada’s first Black art centre, committed to fostering and promoting Black identity and community in Toronto through art.

Hogan’s Alley Society (Vancouver): A non-profit organization committed to researching, preserving and publicizing Black history in Vancouver and B.C.

Black Space Winnipeg (Winnipeg): Black Space Winnipeg is a grassroots organization that looks to “spread perspectives of Afrocentrism, and Pro-Black conversation, Black Space Winnipeg creates safe spaces for people of colour through hosting community events, artist demonstrations and workshops.”

Black Liberation Collective (various universities): Black Liberation Collectives are an international movement of students challenging anti-Black racism in post-secondary institutions The BLC began in Canada at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto in 2015.

Black Health Alliance: A community-led charity looking to reduce the racial disparities in health access and care in Canada, focusing on the broad determinants of health, including racism.

Black Women In Motion (Toronto): A organization that support the advancement of Black women in Toronto through educational tools, economic opportunities and cultural content.

Black Boys Code: An organization that provides workshops and volunteer opportunities to Black boys looking to learn more about coding and computer science.

Vancouver Black Therapy And Advocacy Fund (Vancouver): A non-profit initiative raising funds to make mental health support more accessible to Black community members in the Lower Mainland.

Canadian Anti-racism Network

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A recent poll from Scotiabank revealed that Canadians are worrying about their finances for an average of two hours every day. Those aged 18 to 34 worry about their money the most, for 2.4 hours a day on average, compared with those between 35 and 54, at two hours a day, and those 55 and over, who worry 1.4 hours a day.

Of course, it’s not just age that determines the amount of worrying Canadians do — it’s how much income they have, too.  According to the Financial Worry Poll, which surveyed 1,520 Canadians across the country, households earning an average of $50,000 annually worry about their finances twice as much as households earning an average of more than $100,000 a year.Those earning an average of $50,000 spend 2.25 hours of every day, on average, worrying about their money. Atlantic Canadians spend the most time worried about their finances, at 3.4 hours per day, while Quebec residents spend the least time worried, at an average of five hours every week.

“Many Canadians are feeling rudderless when it comes to managing their finances, as they try to balance savings and spending, while paying down debt,” said D'Arcy McDonald, senior vice president of retail deposits, investments, and payments for Scotiabank, in a release. “They're increasingly seeking trusted sources of advice and support to make sense of the overwhelming amount of information available to them.

According to a New Year’s Resolution Personal Finance Survey from Willful, an online estate planning platform, 46% of Canadians had “pay off debt” on their New Year’s Resolution list. But Scotiabank’s poll revealed that 65% of Canadians find it difficult to save and invest while trying to pay down their debt. Again, the 18-to-34-year-old demographic emerges as the hardest-hit with this challenge, with 71% of respondents saying they’re struggling to pay down debt and save or invest at the same time. That number drops to 56% among those 55 and older. The thing is, short-term saving is key while paying off debt. It’s one of the main ways you can avoid going back into debt while trying to get out of it.

Investing is another source of worry for Canadians, with 67% saying they find investing information overwhelming. Among millennials, that number rises to 75%. “The survey data suggests that a third of Canadians face some degree of financial stage fright from all the overwhelming options for saving and investing their money,” said McDonald. “Canadians can spark change and energize their finances starting with a few simple steps, like meeting with an advisor and creating a weekly budget.”

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Haircare/ Skincare:

#1 - Cajose Natural: After having trouble soothing her kids’ issues with dry and patchy skin, one Black entrepreneur decided to take matters into her own hands - rather literally. Having already been immersing herself in natural ingredients for her own hair and skin, she continued researching which would best suit the needs of her children.

#2 - Elle Johnson Luxury Skincare: Founder LaVonndra "Elle" Johnson became a skincare enthusiast after witnessing so many women struggle with skin conditions, oftentimes leading to lowered self-esteem and confidence, and a reliance on artificial beauty.

#3 - Koils By Nature: Dedicated to offering high-quality, all-natural, hair and skin products, their customers can believe in and feel confident using. They achieve that goal by creating blends that do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PBA, petroleum, paraffin DEA, synthetic color, or animal products.

Jewelry and Accessories:

#4 - KYW Boutique: Online Black-owned boutique that offers unique & trendy accessories to empower women to be bold and feel confident. KYW Boutique stands for "Know Your Worth," and the founder, Nakisha B, wants women to be bold and classy.

#5 - Gabby Bows: This company was launched by Gabrielle Goodwin when she was just five years old when she started daily insisting she and her Mom create a barrette that would stay in her hair. Since then, GaBBY Bows have helped families all over the world save time, money, and frustration.

Toys and Other Children's Items:

#6 - Darlyng & Co: This Black-owned lifestyle brand for children lets parents keep their sanity. Their new innovative Teether - The Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten makes your baby less crabby and happier! Plus a variety of other cool products.

#7 - Orijen Bees: This doll collection was created by a 7-year old and her mother with the goal of instilling self-love during pretend play, helping young girls build the confidence to know their worth and, ultimately, become leaders of the future.

#8 - Trinity Designs, Inc.: This Black-owned company celebrates black beauty through dolls that endeavor to inspire, captivate and encourage young women and children to love the skin they’re in. They hope to increase self-awareness and self-confidence by giving them positive options for dolls that they can identify with.

Notebooks, Coloring Books, and Flashcards:

#9 - The DynaSmiles by DNT: A Black-owned stationery brand with unique journals that feature artwork celebrating the beauty and joy of Black women. Designed by Daveia Odoi, a super talented illustrator, she also sells products with her artwork on phone cases and t-shirts.

#10 - Urban Intellectuals: Black History Flash Cards designed to combat the miseducation and suppression of Black achievements around the globe, and Black history coloring books that focus on some of the amazing entrepreneurs in modern history that have excelled via ingenuity, perseverance, and drive.

#11 - Entrepreneurs Color Too: This Black-owned company presents the first adult coloring book to highlight the beauty of black women and celebrate those women as being successful entrepreneurs. Since launching in May of 2018, the book has been featured in Black Enterprise, Curly Nikki, and Madame Noire. This book is for business creatives and CEOs "because we should all feel inspired."

Apparel, Backpacks, and Handbags:

#12 - Natural & Fit Designs: Workout wear geared toward African American women. The clothing is made from materials that can handle the sweat from an intense workout session, yet leave you looking great throughout your exercises.

#13 - Africa On My Back: a social enterprise that funds study abroad opportunities for African American males while simultaneously supporting small businesses in Ghana through the sale of handcrafted, African-print backpacks.

#14 - Suakoko Betty: a lifestyle brand inspired by African design. Owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar was born in Liberia and moved to Atlanta when she was 11. She took style lessons from her mom and Liberian church ladies, spliced them with her contemporary point of view, and her fashion line was born.

#15 - The Purse Paparazzi: Based in Baltimore, MD, this Black-owned company offers women an assortment of unique, stylish, and edgy clutches for every occasion! Their clutches are perfect for date night, brunch, or your special event. (Closed Indefinitely)

#16 - Coco'Pie Clothing: Founded in 2011 by Shantae Pelt, Coco’Pie came to life after one of her daughters saw a t-shirt with a little black girl on it. She excitedly exclaimed, “Look, mommy! It’s me on that shirt!” This helped her to realize that there was not enough mainstream apparel that features images of brown girls!

Greeting Cards:

#17 - Culture Greetings: An Atlanta-based startup that allows customers to pick a culturally relevant physical greeting card and write a personal note using their handwriting fonts. They will print and mail the cards directly to the customer's recipients through automated integration with their state-of-the-art commercial printing system.


#18 - Ellis Island Tea: Ellis Infinity Beverage Company was founded in 2008 by Nailah Ellis-Brown. Their specialty is Ellis Island Tropical Tea, an all-natural, hibiscus tea with a Jamaican blend. The recipe came from the founder's great grandfather and is now produced in Detroit, Michigan.

#19 - Me and the Bees Lemonade: Founded by 10-year old, Mikaila of Austin, Texas, when she was only four years old when she opened her lemonade stand, using her great-grandmother's recipe. She called it Sweet Bee lemonade but has since changed the name to Me and the Bees Lemonade.

#20 - Jin+Ja: a revitalizing, anti-inflammatory, and metabolism-boosting tea brand that was started in the summer of 2009 by entrepreneur Reuben Canada. He initially made the drinks for himself and for friends, but then realized that he had something bigger on his hands. After doing a test at a local retailer, the product kept selling out every 3 days for the first three months and the rest is history!

#21 - Bee D'Vine: a popular brand of honey wine that was created by entrepreneur Ayele Solomon after he realized that flowering trees in Ethiopia were an ideal source of nectar and pollen that bees use to make valuable honey. This set him on a quest to better understand the art and business of creating honey wine. He evaluated production in Ethiopia and South Africa but settled on the world-class wine region of Sonoma – not far from where he grew up – using California honey for the first varietals.

Desserts/ Snacks

#22 - CamiCakes Cupcakes: These yummy cupcakes were the inspiration of African American entrepreneur Andra Hall. She named the cupcakes after her daughter Camille and includes over 25 different varieties like sweet potato, banana cream, salted caramel, red velvet, and more. Order online or visit one of her 7 locations in Florida and Georgia.

#23 - The Black Cake Company: Caribbean rum cakes are the specialty at this bakery. They use fresh ingredients and recipes that have been handed down for generations. The company has been around since 1987 and ships cakes around the world.

#24 - Symphony Chips: Created by an Atlanta-based father and his 2 daughters, this company produces healthy potato chips with all-natural ingredients that are both delightful and memorable.

#25 - Southern Culture Foods: This Decatur, Georgia-based company makes pancake and waffle mix, bacon rub, and syrup. Owner Erica Barrett started cooking for her family at the age of 9. Her first break came when she took first place in a food contest being held by The Food Network and Lea & Perrins, winning $10,000 and a trip to New York City. The rest she says is history.

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