About the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

Provide up to $25 million over 5 years to help organizations work better for Black Canadians.


  • To support research and give advice to leaders within a Black Canadian context
  • Provide funds to improve workplaces and local spaces
  • Provide funds to build a national web to help Black led not for profit organizations
  • Provide funds for new priorities for Black Canadians

The National Institute for People of African Descent

The mandate of the institute is to work on issues that affect Black Canadian communities. The objectives of the institute are to:

  • inform and influence policy and program development of all orders of government from a Black-centric perspective
  • undertake applied research, knowledge development, information sharing, stakeholder engagement and network-building
  • serve to improve social and economic outcomes for Canada’s people of African descent, and their communities

Related information

Call for ideas: Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund

Contact us

Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative
Coordination unit mailstop 402
National Grants and Contributions
Delivery centre (NGCDC)
140 Promenade du Portage Phase IV Floor 4
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0J9
Email: ESDC.INFO.SBCC-ACNC.INFO.EDSC@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.

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