Careers and Opportunities

Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program

The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program will award scholarship and mentorship opportunities to Black students who are enrolled or recently accepted in a digital-related program, pursuing or with plans to pursue a career in the tech industry.

This program is explicitly focused on removing the systemic, financial, and socio-economic barriers that Black students encounter in tech career paths.

The Reason One Mentorship & Scholarship Program is offering:

  • One $10,000 scholarship toward tuition and training, plus ongoing mentorship
  • Five $1,000 scholarships towards application fees, textbooks, and other expenses

Paint it Up! Graffiti Program

Crime Prevention Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, offers funding for outdoor mural projects that support graffiti prevention, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods.

To find out more about the program, download the guidelines and the application form.

2021 Media Girlfriends College or University Scholarship

This scholarship, which is in its second year, exists to encourage and support young women and non-binary folks to study a major related to media, with a career in journalism or storytelling in mind.

Upon acceptance to a university or college (or another year in a program) the recipient will receive this award and $10,000 CAD. They will also have the opportunity to meet with founding members of Media Girlfriends in person or over web-conference.

2021 Media Girlfriends Black Student Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship exists to encourage and support Black Canadian high school students of any gender to pursue post-secondary education for a career in journalism.

Upon acceptance to a university or college in the fall of 2021, the recipient will receive this award and $10,000 CAD. They will also have the opportunity to meet with members of the Media Girlfriends network over web-conference.

Ontario Summer Company

Get money and advice to run a summer business in Ontario. You can receive up to $3000 if eligible.

Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

This is a $6000 scholarship for black Canadian students graduating from high school.

View the application form for more details.

Sobey's Food for Thought Scholarship

This scholarship of $2000 ($1000 for groceries) is open to students and parents/guardians of students enrolled in a Canadian university, college or high school (excluding Quebec).

Minimum of 16 years of age or older as of the date of entry.

613-819 Black Hub

The 613-819 Black Hub regularly brings people of African descent in Ottawa-Gatineau together to coordinate volunteer-led efforts to address anti-Black racism through systemic change primarily in education, justice, employment, business and politics.

Black Canadians

The Black Canadian Network aka “Black Canadians” is an initiative of the Diversity Advancement Network, a non-profit organization with a national and global mandate to promote literacy, integration and economic empowerment of all people, especially minority groups and marginalized communities.

Black Ottawa Connect

BOC aims to provide a safe space for the Black Communities in Ottawa and Gatineau to be able to come together, share resources, educate and empower one another for full participation in all aspects of Canadian society. Black Ottawa Connect is a non-profit organization on a mission to give Black people a space to gather, to heal & to thrive.

Black Therapist List

Black Therapist List is a growing directory of black therapists practicing in Canada of many different designations and expertise.

It was created so that black people who are seeking mental health support could have one central hub to locate black therapists.

Caribbean African Canadian Social Services

CAFCAN is a registered charitable organization whose primary focus is on building and strengthening the service framework for African Canadian children, youth and families through culturally safe individual and group counselling supports, case management services, employment services, youth mentorship, and youth outreach programs.

Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region

The Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization serving Waterloo Region’s Caribbean community. Organized in 1975, we are committed to strengthening and enhancing the quality of life of families and individuals by providing culturally sensitive programs, support, resources, education and training.

CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals

The CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals is a Toronto based charity that is dedicated to addressing the economic and social barriers that affect Black youth ages 14 and over who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET).

Cote des Neiges Black Community Association

The Cote des Neiges Black Community Association (CDNBCA) proudly serves Montreal's Black community by offering programs and support services particularly designed for English-speaking youth, families, and seniors. With the support of corporate donations and private contributions, we reach the most vulnerable members from communities of color.

Jamaica Association of Montreal

The Jamaica Association of Montreal aims to assist in improving and enhancing the quality of life for the Jamaican Community.

UNDPAD Push Coalition

The Mission of the The United Nations Decade for People of African Descent (UNDPAD) Push Coalition is to advance the objectives, pillars and adoption of Special Measures as stated in the UN International Decade of People of African Descent in Canada.

West Island Black Community Association WIBCA

From Town Hall Meetings with elected officials to discussion groups and anti-racism workshops, WIBCA is committed to doing its part in the fight against systemic racism.

Trellis Sustainability Project

The Trellis Sustainability Project is focused on creating a virtual platform for people across Canada to support the development of sustainable habits over two months.