In one of modern history’s most impactful years, we heard a seismic wakeup call. Inequity – brazen, devastating inequality – exposed. Truths revealed that cannot and should not be unlearned, unseen, unfelt.
The power of the BLM movement permeated every aspect of ingrained perspective. And for us – for Mark Harrison – this was felt most personally in the everyday lives of corporate professionals.
Black Canadians are more likely to be unemployed, and to experience discrimination in job search. They are less likely to believe post-secondary education is attainable, earn less on average then their counterparts, and have less access and support at the start of (and throughout) their career. The problem is systemic, and it runs deep.
We need change. We need champions. We must reshape the systems of employment opportunity. Systems that do not serve or represent the country’s diverse population.
And so, the Black Talent Initiative was born to facilitate change, access, and connections to aspiring Black talent in business. Through partnerships, internships, mentorships, and networking, BTI empowers Black leaders for the future.
Join the movement, spread the word, and help us create change now.
Founder of the Black Talent Initiative
CONNECT talent to opportunities
ENGAGE companies and professionals