The Black Advisory Hub (BAH) is a project for the integration and socio-professional inclusion of the Black community in Canada through innovation in a community-based program
The Black Advisory Hub (BAH) is a project for the integration and socio-professional inclusion of the Black community in Canada through innovation and is a community-based program which aims to create better employment, higher incomes, and increased number of jobs, especially for Black and African diasporas through entrepreneurial training, the incubation of start-ups, provision of mentoring, coaching and paid and unpaid placements as well as to create new businesses and accelerate the number of growing Black-owned companies. The project is implemented by Casa Foundation for International Development and its 11 partners, and will be implemented in the GTHA, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal.
The strategy of the project is based on the rich experience provided by Casa Foundation and its partners on start-ups incubation and enterprises acceleration as well as the strong technical support to implement a set of activities to reach its intended outcomes. The main activities will involve training, mentorship, sponsorship, coaching, paid and unpaid work placements, networking, short courses, grants, and loans. Finally, BAH program has also a strong monitoring component at the community level.
The project is implemented by 90% Black women led structures from the sub-Saharan Africa diaspora with strong business experiences at the community and institutional level in Canada.
The Black Advisory Hub (BAH) will build on other programs, with the support of other private sector entities…to achieve the 4 Pillars of
Prof Komlan Sedzro
Dean, School of Management ESG UQAM (Montreal)
Network for the Advancement of Black Communities (Toronto)
Afro- Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Ottawa)
Canada-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (Toronto/Ottawa)
Ejibola Adetokunbo- Taiwo
De Sedulous Women Leaders (Alberta)
Malians in Canada (Gatineau)
Mali- Canada Chamber of Commerce (Quebec/Halifax/North West Territories)
Rwandan-Canadian Inter Agency Hub
Skills for Change (Toronto)
H.E Fatima Braoule Meite
of Mali in Canada (Ottawa)
Camara skills Network (Toronto)
Director, Research Partnerships
Organization of Women in International Trade (Canada)
Invcap Corporation (Canada)
Yannick Le Fang