We are firmly against the systemic anti-Black racism, violence and murders committed against members of the Black community. The acts against George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are recent examples of this.
While we cannot fully empathize, our team stands with the Black community and knows
we must do better.
We must better educate ourselves on Black history.
We must better support the organizations leading the Black rights movement.
We must better support steps to create long-lasting change.
That is why, as a starting point, for the month of June we will be donating 100% of our revenue from bill negotiations to organizations supporting Black communities and working to dismantle anti-Black racism at every level.
In addition to the donation, we will be sharing a list of organizations that have been actively supporting the Black community and encouraging our audience to educate themselves. They are organized in alphabetical order.
The Bail Project is an American organization designed to combat mass incarceration within a system that criminalizes race and poverty. 100% of donated money is used for bail funds and because bail is returned at the end of a case, donations can be recycled and reused to pay bail two to three times per year, maximizing the impact of every dollar.
BBPA is a Toronto-based group supporting Black-owned businesses. In addition to providing support for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development, they provide scholarship opportunities, financial literacy classes, business courses and entrepreneurship camps for Black youth.
They are a community-led charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada through systems changes, health promotion, research and public policy, convening, collaboration and capacity building, championing health equity and fundraising.
BLM is an international human rights movement that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards Black people. Local chapters in Canada include Black Lives Matter Toronto and Black Lives Matter Vancouver.
They serve as the point of contact for calls to professional services, providing referral assistance. In addition to providing referral services, they have stay-in-school initiatives, parent and family support in the forms of coaching, health counselling, parental guidance, women’s development and community school consultations.
This organization fights for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada. They support five core activities: monitoring, litigation, research, public education, and civic engagement and mobilization.