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inFocus Podcast with David Coletto: Black Entrepreneurship in Canada with Senator Deacon, Nadine Spencer, and Alfred Burgesson
On this episode of inFocus, Senator Colin Deacon sits down with Nadine Spencer (President of the Black Business and Professional Association), Alfred Burgesson (founder & CEO of Tribe Network, an entrepreneurship & innovation hub for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour), and host David Coletto to discuss a new study on Black Entrepreneurship in Canada. Commissioned by the African Canadian Senate Group and Senator Colin Deacon, and in partnership with a dozen Black-led business organizations, the survey found that most Black Entrepreneurs face real challenges accessing capital, building supportive networks, and developing the skills needed to succeed in business.
Click here to listen to this important discussion, and the following link to access the full study: https://abacusdata.ca/black-entrepreneurs-canada-inclusive-entrepreneurship/
Webinar: A Diverse Path to Prosperity for all Canadians
Co-sponsored by Senators Colin Deacon, Rosemary Moodie and Daniel Christmas, this webinar featured expert panelists Shahrzard Rafati (Founder & CEO of BroadBand TV [BBTV]), Chief Terry Paul (Chief & CEO of Membertou in Unama'ki) and Wes Hall (Founder, Black North Initiative & Kingsdale Advisors), who discussed how Canada can systematically address racism and embrace all forms of diversity in order to achieve prosperity and economic recovery. Click on the link to watch this event.
Chamber Statement: Addressing Systemic Racism in Canada
In a response to the Government of Canada's acknowledgement that "for too many Canadians, systemic racism is a lived reality" and its commitment to addressing systemic racism in Canada, Senator Deacon highlights a path forward for the Senate to demonstrate leadership in this regard. Focusing on the three central points that: systemic racism is an undeniable historical and current reality in Canada that can only be addressed through direct and explicit action; that, as our institutions become systemically diverse and inclusive, powerful social and economic opportunities will be unlocked for all Canadians, and; that the Senate of Canada has a constitutional responsibility to fight racism and demonstrate leadership on this front. Click here for his full speech.