During Black History Month, and now more than ever, we are reminded of the importance of recognizing Black achievements and successes.
At Heaps Estrin, we continue to celebrate and support our diverse members. We understand that inclusion is core to our workplace culture and we are made stronger by are constantly striving for equality and success within our organization.
Led by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives by utilizing a business-first mindset.
By signing the BlackNorth Initiative Pledge, President and CEO Cailey Heaps recognizes the importance of tackling racial inequalities in the workplace and creating equal opportunities for success for every team member. Heaps Estrin acknowledges the existence of anti-Black systemic racism and pledges to address head-on the needs and concerns of our diverse employees and create spaces for inclusion and success.
We are extremely proud to be a part of an organization with a diverse group of individuals of many different backgrounds and continue to celebrate this diversity daily.
Read the BlackNorth Initiative Pledge signed by Cailey Heaps Below.
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Led by The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives by utilizing a business first mindset.
We believe that if corporate Canada can boldly take on the challenge to add gender diversity to Canadian boardrooms and executive suites by declaring policies, setting specific targets, and holding itself accountable, it can do the same work to create better representation for Black Canadians.
Now is the time to be a part of the solution. Your donation will help the BlackNorth Initiative support the development of programs and initiatives that focus on the challenges facing Black people such as healthcare, at-rise youth, education, the justice system, community safety, economic empowerment, and much more. This is not a blip on a radar screen. This is a movement. We are not going back. Together, we can dismantle anti-Black systemic racism.
Today is the day we take our fight beyond the boardroom. Are you ready to do the work? BlackNorth Initiative has its sights set on $50 million to make real change and give Black Canadians of all ages the opportunities they deserve.
Click here to donate and be apart of the change.
Looking for other ways you can help support the black community? Check out these Toronto initiatives that are working towards finding ways to not only honour Black History Month but encourage positive change all year round.
The BLAC was established in 2017 and located in Toronto, Ontario. The organization has strived to bridge inequality in accessing justice for Black people in Canada by providing free legal services for low and no-income Black residents of Ontario.
A Toronto-based organization that showcases and promotes arts from across the Afro-Diaspora.
Canada’s largest chapter of the global Black Lives Matter movement is a coalition of Black community members, students, artists, activists and organizers working for the elimination of anti-Black racism, state-sanctioned and institutional violence.
Based in Toronto, this organization specifically supports Black womxn and survivors of sexual violence by creating culturally relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities.