Canada has a wealth of unique local businesses, and among them are shops, restaurants and studios that cover a wide range of diverse cultures, including indigenous, black-owned and African-American. Over the past month, we have spent time exploring and discovering businesses and organizations that we can make purchases from, donate to, or get involved with. No act of support is too small!
We are committed to doing, not just saying and will show up to support who and what we can, today, tomorrow and forever. We made a list of several Canadian black-owned businesses and organizations to connect with and support. Here are some places to check out:
Hereis a List of Canadian-based Black-Owned Businesses & Organizations to Support Always
Luxcey is a Montréal based skincare company. Their products invite you to a beautiful experience that combines pleasure, efficiency, respect and authenticity. Experience natural beauty rituals with a sense of richness, extreme comfort and abundance with their premium quality ingredients.
Kasandy is for those inspired by colour, value quality and creativity. It is a fair trade store, where customers can buy handmade products made by artisans in Kenya, East Africa as well as local artisans and other groups from around the world. Kasandy is proud to offer their customers one of a kind handmade, ethical goods at accessible prices.
Meraki Box is a bi-monthly subscription box that features four to five high-quality products made by small businesses, local artisans and female entrepreneurs in Canada.
Alicia Jenelle Events is a full-service corporate and social event planning firm based in Toronto, Canada. From upscale galas and executive dinners to national product launches and webcasts, their team is known for executing best in-class experiences.
The best Caribbean cuisine, located here in Sarnia. Everything they do at Dolly’s starts with fresh. Their special seasonings and sauces are made on-site, starting with the freshest ingredients, offering an authentic blend of Caribbean flavours.
A compassionate Doula empowering women with prenatal care, education, childbirth and lactation support and postpartum care. Joshuelle’s mission is to empower pregnant and postpartum women and help them discover what their bodies and minds can do.
Cherry Gardens gets its name from a neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica. The athleisure-inspired loungewear is minimal and quality-focused. These pieces are made to celebrate the body (no matter the type) and evoke self-confidence through comfort.
Jahmeelah (Jam) Gamble is one of Toronto’s gifted leaders who encourages everyone to #SLAYTHEMIC! The multi-passionate media personality and speaker is on a mission to help people build their confidence and amplify their voice. From the boardroom, school auditorium, to your event with 1000+ people, the Brampton raised speaker inspires people of all ages to not only love the sound of their voice and inspire the world with their ideas but for everyone to communicate more meaningfully with one another.
GOODEE is a globally-sourced and thoughtfully curated marketplace founded by twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart. Comprised of everyday items that embrace slow living and enhance the lives of its users, GOODEE responsibly creates pieces that not only champion good design but also create community while working toward the greater good of our world.
SELFISH swimwear is an ethical and responsible swimwear brand that advocates body positivity. Handmade in Montreal, each piece is made with care and love. Their sustainable and high-quality swimsuits are comfortable and timeless, designed for women to embrace their perfect imperfections.
And aside from these 10 amazing Canadian black-owned businesses, you can find support in other ways. For example,
- The Black Legal Action Center is a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents of Ontario.
- The Black Liberation Collective (BLC) is an international movement of students challenging anti-Black racism in post-secondary institutions in every way that it manifests from Ryerson, Toronto.
- Nia Center for the Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.
All of which could use your love and support!
Do you know a black-owned or indigenous business that you would like to see showcased? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can helps support the wonderful Canadian businesses around us.