Summary Report: What We Heard

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) undertook a series of discussions with the Black Canadian community on the design and implementation of the program, further to the government’s announcement on September 9, 2020, that it would be “working closely with Black business owners and Black-led organizations across Canada so that the new Black Entrepreneurship Program reflects the realities and needs of Black Canadians.”

Discussions were held with the Black entrepreneurship community, specifically Black entrepreneurs and business owners, business organizations run by and serving the Black business community, academics and other key knowledge holders on Black entrepreneurship in Canada. A series of discussions (held virtually, in both English and French) were planned, and additional dates were added due to significant interest on the part of the community to be involved.

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