Black Entrepreneurship in Canada: Pan-Canadian Survey Finds Black Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers to Success

The results of a major new survey on Black entrepreneurship in Canada were released today that reveals systemic barriers to growth and success facing Black Canadian entrepreneurs. The survey was commissioned by the African Canadian Senate Group and Senator Colin Deacon, in collaboration with twelve prominent, Black-led business organizations across Canada and powered by the insights firm Abacus Data. The responses from 342 Black entrepreneurs from across Canada revealed that systemic racism, access to capital and the lack of a business network represent the main barriers to the growth and sustainability of Black-led and / or owned businesses.

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African Canadian Senate Group and Senator Colin Deacon



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