The National FACE-to-FACE Tour Begins!
First stop: Ontario
Tiffany Callender, FACE CEO, is taking the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund discussion to:
FACE, a coalition of Black-led organizations, is dedicated to stimulating economic growth and creating generational wealth for Canadians of African descent. In 2020, FACE was created to address the needs of Black business owners and entrepreneurs who were economically devastated during the pandemic.
The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund, which is adjudicated by FACE, seeks to address the specific systemic barriers Black business owners have too often faced when seeking financing. It also demonstrates the government’s commitment to addressing these barriers with long-term solutions by co-developing programs to better support Black entrepreneurs on their road to success.
BAIDS is a program built through a realistic and cultural lens, to address the issues of race, lack of access to capital, information, and networks. All Black businesses, with the zeal to scale up and thrive, will have access to BAIDS and its resources. The program’s intended outcome is for black enterprises to become compliant with the rules and regulations, and legal framework of running and operating a business. To start, the target cohort size is 150 businesses.
|Date & Time||Event||Details||Location|
|Monday 19||FACE – TORONTO|
|9:30 am – 11:00 am||Little Jamaica – Reggae Cafe||Reggae Cafe, 1653 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto|
|6:00pm – 8:00 pm||Boss Women – RiseUP Round Table||4439 Lawrence Avenue|
|Tuesday 20||FACE – Windsor|
|7:00 pm – 8:30 pm||Windsor West Indian Association||3735 King St, Windsor, ON|
|Wednesday 21||Windsor Morning Meetings|
|Thursday 22||FACE – Toronto|
|6:00 pm – 7:30 pm||BBPA AGM|
|7:15 pm – 8:30 pm||Community Town Hall||You’re invited to join Tiffany Callender, CEO of the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE), and other Black community leaders to discuss the recently launched Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund. The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) President, Nadine Spencer, will also introduce the Business Advisory Implementation Development Services (BAIDS) program. The Loan Fund and BAIDS are designed to help black businesses scale up and thrive.||JCA, 995 Arrow Road, Toronto|
|Friday 23||FACE – GTA West End|
|8:00 am – 10 am||Stakeholder Round Table||180 ELM Street|
|Noon – 1:30 pm||Peel Region Round Table||In collaboration with the City of Brampton, Economic Anti-Black Racism Unit and Dream Legacy Foundation||Dream Suites, 6171 Conin Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1N8|
|7:00 pm – 8:30 pm||
Eastern GTA Community Town Hall
In collaboration with Afro-Canadian Caribbean Assoc. Hamilton – Burlington – Guelph – Galt
754 Barton Street East Hamilton, ON L8L 3B1
|Saturday 24||Durham Region Dialogue|
|9:30 am – 11:00 am||Black Business Brunch at Mr. Delicious Fine Dining by the Lake||Durham Region Association of Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs||Mr. Delicious Fine Dining by the Lake 591-617 Liverpool Rd, Pickering, ON L1W 1R1|