Who we are

Black Canadian Women in Action (operating under the acronym BCW in Action) is a bilingual, non-profit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of families in Black Canadian communities living in Western Canada. BCW in Action's vision is to promote the empowerment of black Canadian women and girls in all sectors of society by building self-esteem, leadership and confidence through conferences, workshops, programs, etc.

Through its business entity; Black Canadian Businesses in Action, (operating under its acronym BCB in Action) brings together entrepreneurs and professionals and provides them with opportunities to develop personally and professionally through advocacy, education, leadership, networking, skills building, economic empowerment and programs. BCB aims to be the leader in building a strong black business community in Western Canada, and to support, promote and empower black entrepreneurs to innovate and conquer national and international markets.

BCW In Action promotes cultural activities specific to our communities, which gives a sense of belonging to Canadian Society. Our cultural activities include dance, poetry, art, music among others. By building bridges, partnerships and collaborations with other communities and organizations, BCW advances the cause of Black women, girls and families.

BCW conducts research, compiles data and disseminates findings on the social, economic and cultural aspects of Black communities. BCW is a regional organization with chapters in Western Canada.

 

 

"We believe all women can embrace who they are,
define their future, and can change the world".

BCW in Action

Our Mission

Empowering Black Canadian Women and Families to explore, invest and exercise leadership in Canadian society and beyond.

Our Vision

Promote and engage in leadership of Black Canadian Women and Families  in all sectors of society.

Our Motto

Inspire, Empower and Engage with Confidence.

 

Our Purpose

Empowering minority black Canadian women and girls to relieve poverty in these communities for the purposes below:

  • Promote support and improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of Black families which will facilitate their inclusion and increase their leadership in all sectors of activity.

  • Provide mentorship and leadership programs around issues affecting our communities (job, business, education, health, mental health), and a bursary for young girls.

  • Develop solutions by tools to navigate the system and operating a microlending program for start-up businesses, and building strong communities through entrepreneurship.

  • Relieve conditions associated with aging to individuals affected by these conditions by providing services as the activities to break isolation, shopping assistance and transportation to medical appointments.

  • Advance the public’s appreciation and promote awareness of the Canadian, Caribbean and African heritage by artists and professionals providing African dance, painting, sculptures, spoken word, etc.

  • Relieve conditions associated with wellbeing of individuals affected by poverty.

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