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July 20 2020

BlackNorth Initiative Summit: Canada’s business community takes up challenge of systemic racism

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The BlackNorth Initiative launched on June 10, 2020 with the goal of increasing the representation of Blacks in boardrooms and executive suites across Canada and the removal of anti-Black systemic barriers negatively affecting the lives of Black Canadians.

As a first step, corporate leaders from coast to coast were invited to pledge their organizations to policies and specific targets to end systemic racism. As of this writing, over 200 organizations have signed the pledge and many more attended the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit on July 20, 2020.

The Calgary Chamber is proud to stand with several members of Calgary’s business community as a signatory of The Pledge, which include:

By working together towards diversity and inclusion within our organizations and communities, we can end systemic racism in Canada.