The Black Canadian Network aka "Black Canadians" is an initiative of the Diversity Advancement Network, a non-profit organization with a national and global mandate to promote literacy, integration and economic empowerment of all people, especially minority groups and marginalized communities. We continuously showcase exceptional talents and entrepreneurship through our seminars, conferences and award ceremonies. These initiatives are focused on professionals, business owners, women, leaders, students, arts and the entertainment industry.
The Black Canadian Network is one of the largest network serving the black community in Canada. Originally launched in 2004 as a genuine idea to help others and officially launched in 2010 in Calgary and Toronto. "Black Canadians" as we are mostly called, is a unifying voice for the black community with a diverse reach to a multicultural Canada. We connect with hundreds of business owners, forward-thinking visionaries, community leaders, young professionals, and students. We are all about creating opportunities. As part of our vision, we foresee a Black Canadian community that is strong and economically independent.
We hope to better impact our community beyond Canada as we presently invest in new international chapters and forge alliances in the Caribbean, US, Europe, and Africa to further break down barriers, advocate for more inclusion and open doors of opportunities to more people. We presently have city representatives and regional directors all over Canada. And since 2015 we've appointed ambassadors, managers, and directors to help lead our work in over 30 countries.
Diversity Advancement Network
[HQ: Toronto, Canada]
INITIATIVES AT THE DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT NETWORK:
WORLD WOMEN EMPOWERMENT:
• African Women Honors & Empowerment
• Black Women Honors & Empowerment
• Caribbean Women Honors & Empowerment
• Diversity Women Honors & Empowerment
• Global Women Leadership Forum
• Black Women Awards
• Diversity Women Awards
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:
• Black Business Awards
• Black Canadian Awards
• Black Canadian Business Summit
• Black Canadian National Conference
• Black Canadian Civic Forum
• National Wall of Role Models
WORLD ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT:
• Diversity CEO Forum
WITH VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD:
P.M JUSTIN TRUDEAU
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Canada, Honourable Justin Trudeau.
P.M ANDREW HOLNESS
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Honourable Andrew Holness.
P.M MAMADY YOULA
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Guinee, Honourable Mamady Youla.
hon. jean augustine
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the 1st African Canadian woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, Hon. Jean Augustine.
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with TV and Radio Celebrity at ABC's Shark Tank and CBC's Dragons Den Billoinaire Investor Kevin O'Leary.
POLICE CHIEF MARK SAUNDERS
Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the 1st African Canadian to become Toronto Police Chief. With 32years of service, Chief Mark Saunders.