WE EMPOWER

BLACK LEADERS

OF TODAY AND

TOMORROW

We do this four ways:

PARTNERSHIPS

We partner with companies and organizations that aim to build a new foundation for Black inclusivity

MENTORSHIPS

We connect post-secondary students and early-career professionals with mentorship opportunities

CAREERS

We connect Black students and young professionals to paid internships and entry-level opportunities to provide valuable, hands-on career experience

COMMUNITY

We connect individuals looking for ways to create inclusive workplaces

Patrick James - Black Talent Initiative

"As a recent university graduate, the Black Talent Initiative (BTI) provided me with the answers to questions and scenarios that appear in the real world. This initiative is what I needed to help navigate the job market and define my career goals. The availability of numerous mentors who were willing to meet with me allowed me to rebrand myself for the role I wanted. Moreover, they connected me with specific opportunities and people to learn more about the role and potential organizations. As a result, I was able to find employment at one of the best marketing agencies in the country and one that aligned with my career goals. In addition, I am honoured to be a part of the BTI Marketing & Communications team as we grow the brand’s awareness, partner with allies, and help young Black professionals find careers. As a volunteer, I have heard the issues among many organizations that recognize the need for diverse talent and willingness to collaborate."

Patrick James - Account Coordinator, Cossette
Why Black Talent Initiative?

The figures for Black students and professionals are startling*

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likely to be unemployed compared to their counterparts 1

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likely for Black Canadians to experience discrimination 2

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likely for Black Youth to believe that post secondary education is attainable 3

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income than other new immigrants that aren't visible minorities 4

WE EXIST TO INSPIRE CHANGE

BTI champions equity by connecting young Black Canadians to career opportunities through our community of established business professionals, resources and networks. BTI provides access to diverse organizations and individuals who connect young Black professionals to mentoring, networking and careers across Canada.

“When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” - Ava DuVernay

WE AIM TO

CONNECT talent to opportunities

 

ENGAGE companies and professionals

 

INSPIRE change

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Want to make a difference? We need companies willing to commit to evolving their talent management and hiring practices to join us. We need professionals willing to coach, mentor, volunteer and network to join us. Ready to commit to change? Hit the Join button and let us know how we can work together.

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