SPOTLIGHT: Charitable organizations supporting Canada’s Black communities

Throughout Black History Month, we have been highlighting and commending some of the amazing charitable organizations working to support Black lives in our local communities. 

These organizations are doing incredible work, from reducing stigma around mental health while providing necessary resources to those in need, to creating programming for Black youth and adults to address employment, education, and training.

As we look back at the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians throughout history, Beanfield is proud to help support these organizations in creating a better, more equitable future:

Careers Education Empowerment Centre (CEE)

CEE is an amazing charity focusing on the economic and social barriers affecting Black youth. Its mission is to create opportunities for employment, career advancement and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth, ages 14-29, in both Toronto and Montreal.

DESTA Black Youth Network

Founded in 2006, DESTA is an organization serving Black youth across Greater Montreal. DESTA’s integrated strategy addresses both systemic and personal barriers to employment, helping to support Black youth ages 18-35 in reaching their educational, employability, and entrepreneurial goals through a holistic and individualized approach.

Black Health Alliance 

Black Health Alliance is a community-led charity working to improve the health and wellness of Black communities in Canada. By focusing on determinants of health, Black Health Alliance is working to reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes and promote health and well-being within the Black communities in Canada.

Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC)

Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC) is a non-profit, community based organization that addresses and advocates for the mental health needs of Black Canadians. Faced with the realities of oppression, racism, racial trauma, and stigma, the Black community has unique mental health service requirements. BMHC works to create accessible, culturally safe and affirming mental health services by focusing on education, advocacy, client referrals, working with community stakeholders, and more.

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