Black Exporter Strategy

Black Exporter Strategy Consultations

As ACBN looks forward to more in-person engagements with our members and other stakeholders, the benefits to be derived are numerous. This fosters an inclusive environment for planning and collaborations, as we work together to grow Black businesses.

EDC is committed to helping Black-owned and -led businesses to grow and expand into international markets. But our research shows that one of the biggest challenges facing the Black business community is a lack of data about the realities Black business owners face.That’s why EDC is hosting public consultations with key

New Available Microloan

The Ontario government announced a new program to help Black, Indigenous and other racialized entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses. The Racialized and Indigenous Support for Entrepreneurs (RAISE) Grant Program helps to remove economic barriers by providing funding, training, and culturally-relevant services to entrepreneurs. The RAISE Grant will be delivered through Digital Main Street, the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, and the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association in collaboration with the Parkdale Centre for Innovation. Successful applicants will receive a $10,000 grant to facilitate innovation and growth as well as training and coaching. Find eligibility requirements and apply.

Join our weekly Info Sessions to learn more about the program:

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