As the Founder of Support Black Charities, a non-profit organization connecting donors, volunteers and Black organizations across Canada (as well as the US, UK, Caribbean and Africa), my mission is to make it easier for individuals and businesses to contribute to specific Black causes or organizations close to their heart. Many organizations are already doing amazing work within the Black community -- it can just be hard to find them!
The Black Community Support Fund is built up of charities that have a proven track record and operate at the local level, which is the most effective approach in my opinion. Between them, they offer a wide range of programs, including: education, parenting, outreach initiatives, health, mentoring, counseling, family services and job placement. These programs also provide support for those of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
If you can, I encourage you to give generously to my Impact Portfolio. Why?
I have years of experience working with Black charities across Canada and know where you can feel confident supporting. Each of the organizations that will receive any funds raised have a proven track record of creating change.
You can be 100% confident that all of the funds raised will go to the registered charities I know are making an impact. You'll receive an automatic update when & where I send the money raised.
Some of the organizations I'm supporting:
Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC (ACPNet): Serves refugees, immigrants, and all Canadians of African origin living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in British Columbia.
Roots Community Services: A staple in the Toronto community, serving whole families, kids, youth, adults, parents and seniors for 30 years.
Business is Jammin’ Society : BBI supports the development of businesses and job opportunities. It is committed to growing a Black presence in a diverse range of business sectors including high-tech, manufacturing, tourism and the cultural sector for Black Nova Scotians.
Desta Black Youth Network (DestaBYN): DESTA’s mission was redefined in 2017 to center on education, employability, and entrepreneurship. On-site structured programming was developed to give participants access to diverse training opportunities and to help them build greater financial security in Montreal.
See my other portfolio focused on housing here.
I’m Anick. I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec to parents who came to Canada from Haiti. I’m a proud Black woman fascinated by my culture and inspired by those around me and those that have come before me. My role model is Harriet Tubman, whose courage and dedication to fight for a cause she believed in, despite dangerous circumstances, inspired countless others and changed history, including Canadian History.
In the last 5 years, as a volunteer, marketing and fundraising specialist with Black organizations, I learned about their specific needs and challenges. What often came up was the struggle to get support, funding and “brand” visibility in this new digital age. My nonprofit, Support Black Charities, responds to this by making it easy for donors across Canada, the United States, the UK, the Caribbean, and Africa to find the charities they believe in.
I wanted to create this Impact Portfolio on Charitable Impact to help donors easily give to some of the organizations I believe in here in Canada specifically. If you want to get in touch with me to learn more about Support Black Charities or my Impact Portfolio, send me an email or visit Support Black Charities.