Black Leadership in Social Impact Summit

Building an anti-racist social impact world

How might impact-oriented entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders actively build anti-racist organizations they want to see?

On February 25, 2021, during Black History Month, Future of Good is hosting hundreds of impact-oriented leaders from across the country in a half day event to celebrate the achievements of Black leaders in social impact and build an anti-racist social impact sector.

Summer 2020 saw a new and uniquely powerful uprising of the Black Lives Matter movement globally, and it reached Canada, where Black communities are underfunded, underserved, and underrepresented in social impact, entrepreneurship, and leadership positions. A recent study found that Black-led enterprises and Black-serving non-profits receive a miniscule amount of Canadian investment and philanthropic dollars. 

What will it take to build anti-racist organizations, beyond diversity and representation? How can we all remove barriers to leadership positions and funding to accelerate Black leadership, as well as, reimagine our organizations in order to not further contribute to a broken system?

Let’s dive in.

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Welcome + Plenary Discussion (1-2pm ET)

Musical performance by Kar33m. Known for his narrative style music, KAR33M is an award-winning Afro-Soul artist that aspires to evoke mindfulness and optimism within listeners of his music.  KAR33M introduces various Afrobeats elements into his music— reflecting his upbringing for the first half of his life in West Africa.  His art is available on all streaming platforms under the name KAR33M. Follow him on all social media @kar33mmusic.

Discussion moderated by Adrian Harewood, CBC and joined by:

  • Rebecca Darwent, Foundation for Black Communities
  • Emilie Nicolas, Le Devoir
  • Gladys Okine Ahovi, Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity
  • Nathan Hall, Culture Check

Breakout Discussions (2-3pm ET)

Choose between one of these interactive sessions to dive further and connect with fellow peers:

  • Taking Action for Anti Racism: Insights with Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Pre recorded clips) and conversation hosted by Future of Good
  • Funding Fairness: hosted by Rebecca Darwant and Djaka Blais-Amare of Foundation for Black Communities
  • Supporting Black Leadership – hosted by Gladys Okine Ahovi and Tinyan Otuomagie of Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity

Reconvene + Closing Discussion (3-3:30pm)

Join the conversation using #BlackLeadershipSummit

Our Commitment

Future of Good commits to contributing through the support of generous tickets 20 annual Future of Good memberships to BIPOC representatives in which financial barriers may currently exist.

Our Partners

We are thankful for the support of partners that have made this conversation possible.

Never attended a Future of Good digital event? Check out this clip from the 2020 Future of Good Summit for a sneak peek. (You can watch the full discussion here.)