Afropolitan Canada was born in 2018, emerging as a bilingual grassroots organization led by Black women. Its sole purpose: to bolster and embolden Black residents in Canada on their professional and entrepreneurial journeys. The organization’s North Star was a mission to equip Black Canadians with the essential skills, guidance, resources, and connections necessary for success in both the professional and entrepreneurial realms.
From immersive learning workshops to captivating events, Afropolitan Canada cultivates a dynamic network of over 3,000 individuals across the nation and even transcending international borders. A shared a common vision—a vision of prosperity and abundance that extended beyond financial gain. Afropolitan Canada is committed to fortifying its communities with the essential tools and resources required to thrive not only professionally and financially but also mentally and emotionally.
Afropolitan Canada is more than just an organization; it is a testament to a new approach. It adamantly rejects the notion of communities being reduced to mere issues in need of saviours who would merely tally the number of Black lives touched by their funding. At Afropolitan Canada, a different narrative is being written.
The heart of our mission lays in empowering Black and racialized women and youth, offering them insights, resources, and the invaluable gift of networks. In this process, Afropolitan Canada aims to:
- Shatter the long-standing stigma around mental health within Black communities, bringing forth a new era of openness and support.
- Increase water safety within the community by providing essential skills through swimming lessons.
Moreover, they are on a determined path to ensure that more Black students not only had access to post-secondary education but also the support system needed to persevere and graduate. It was about creating opportunities, breaking down barriers, and fostering a future filled with possibilities.
In essence, Afropolitan Canada is a beacon of hope and transformation, a contemporary force driving positive change, and a symbol of resilience and unity within Black communities across Canada.
Meet the team
Executive Director and Founder of Afropolitan Canada
Kelly De Fogain
(Spotlight + Women of Diversity Summit)
Social Media and Communications Coordinator
Manager of the Women of Diversity Summit
Women of Diversity Summit Coordinator
Your support means a lot to us. 100% of the funds received go towards our programs. By giving, you are helping a student furthering their post-secondary education, you are supporting an entrepreneur in getting the resources they need to thrive; and you are helping de-stigmatizing mental health in our community one step at the time. So we want to say thank you for your generosity and know that you are contributing to this valuable work. Please note that we do not issue tax receipts as we are not a charity.
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