Throughout the month of February

BLACK FUTURES – BHM 2023 Leadership Series

Social Economy Through Social Inclusion (SETSI)

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Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month capacity-building gatherings, and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and our communities. The 2023 theme of our collective Black History Month leadership series is: UBUNTU FOREVER – “Ubuntu” is a Bantu term meaning “I am Because We Are” No matter where you live, we invite all Canadians to learn more about Black communities, peoples of African descent and how we continue to advance the development of Canada.

Black people are often given the double burden of experiencing racism and discrimination, and then being expected to fix it. During this Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse and prosperous country. Thought leaders and practitioners across Canada will gather to unpack and build on the intersectionality of our collective work and impact. Through panels, presentations, and capacity building trainings and workshops, we will reimagine the future of an inclusive Canada.

Ticket purchase provides access to all gatherings and capacity building sessions below.

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  • Beyond Solidarity (Black & Indigenous Leaders Panel) – Virtual

Wednesday, February 1st at 9am EST

  • Legacy Leadership Panel (African-Canadian Elders) – Virtual

Wednesday, February 1st at Noon EST

  • Climate Action & Black Leadership Presentation – Virtual

Wednesday, February 1st at 3pm EST

  • Black Communities & Seed Sovereignty

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 – 10am EST – Virtual

  • Black Communities & Grantmaking Panel – Virtual

Friday, February 3rd at Noon EST

  • When She Leads Panel – Virtual

Wednesday, Friday 8th at Noon EST

  • Banking While Black Panel – Virtual

Thursday, February 9th at Noon EST

  • Cyber Security & Black-led Non-Profits Panel – Virtual

Tuesday, February 14th at Noon EST

  • The Black Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Canada Panel – Virtual

Friday, February 17th at Noon EST

  • The Black Food Sovereignty Movement in Canada Panel – Virtual

Monday, February 20th at Noon EST

  • The Future of Black Communities & Philanthropy in Canada Panel – Virtual

Tuesday, February 21st at Noon EST

  • Black Communities, The Labour Movement & Decent Work Panel – Virtual

Wednesday, Friday, 22nd at Noon EST

  • Health Is Wealth Panel – Virtual

Thursday, February 23rd at Noon EST

  • Black Communities & Charitable Status in Canada Panel – Virtual

Friday, February 24th at Noon EST

  • Black Communities, Law Enforcement & Justice Panel – Virtual

Saturday, February 25th at Noon EST

  • Educational Attainment & Black Communities Panel – Virtual

Monday, February 27th at Noon EST

  • Social Procurement & Black Business in Canada

Monday, February 27th – 6pm EST – 45 Norfinch Dr. Toronto

  • Black Communities & Affordable Housing in Canada Panel – Virtual

Tuesday, February 28th at Noon EST

  • Liberation for Black Canadian’s with Disabilities – Keynote Address – Virtual

Tuesday, February 28th at 7pm EST


Anywhere in Canada


Co-operatives, Community Ownership, Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Employment & Job Training, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Health, Local Economy, Organizational Development, Policy Development & Advocacy, Racialized Communities, Social Economy, Stories & Experiences