Together for a better tomorrow

Black Opportunity Fund is pleased to join a coalition of Black Community groups who are calling on the Federal Government for more community investments in the 2021 budget. Black communities are in need of more recovery and greater prosperity.

Read the full letter, that was submitted on March 31st,


Add your voice, to support Canadian Coalition for Black Communities

Building Solidarity and Collaboration to Support African, Caribbean and Black Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified disparities in our socio-economic and political systems that have impacted women entrepreneurs around the world. Black women entrepreneurs are facing an even greater burden—largely due to systemic inequality, discrimination, and lack of access to needed supports.

Charmain Emerson, member of the BOF board of directors, participated in one of the round tables, that were hosted by the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA), Casa Foundation, de Sedulous Women Leaders, and the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) to discuss the state of Black women entrepreneurship in Canada.

This report sheds light on the state of Black women entrepreneurship, summarizes the discussions held during the virtual roundtables, and shares the recommendations derived during the roundtable discussions.

Podcast – Community empowerment through the Black Opportunity Fund

Black Opportunity Fund co-founder, Ray Williams, sits down with Meres Weche for a podcast interview on his show, Afropolitan Dialogues by AfroToronto.com. Click here to Listen to the podcast interview.

Covid 19 Vaccines: When You Have Questions. Our Community Answers.

Your concerns about COVID vaccines deserve a judgement-free discussion and expert advice that considers our perspective.

In a national forum on Saturday March 13th that invited our community to engage with Black medical experts, Black Opportunity Fund and the Black North Initiative proudly helped provide answers.

Addressing vaccine hesitancy among Black Canadians

Black Opportunity Fund and the BlackNorth Initiative hosted a nationwide Covid-19 Town Hall in March 2021. Black medical experts from across the country were on hand to address community inquiries and answer the vaccines’ questions.
Several media outlets were also interested in the discussions.

Elise Stolte: Black, Indigenous and other seniors in grave danger as variant COVID-19 strains grow

How can I describe the tragedy unfolding? There’s a train barrelling down the tracks toward a small group of Edmontonians and they’re not jumping out of the way.

I’m writing, of course, about the COVID-19 vaccine and the threat of a variant-driven third wave. Every day, 11,000 more Albertans are getting their doses of life-saving vaccine. But Black, Latin American and Indigenous Albertans are least likely to be among them.