Black Lives Matter YYC suggests a redistribution of funds into services that foster stronger communities, like investing in more accessible transit, affordable childcare and housing, and education and job training opportunities for young people. All of these initiatives would benefit low-income communities, which are disproportionately Black or racialized.
Are you an aspiring BIPOC entrepreneur looking to build up your business?
Local Laundry, a Calgary-owned, Canadian made clothing company who aims to build community and give back through their business, is offering to mentor up to three ambitious business owners as they further develop their business plans and grow their online platforms. The program will include monthly mentorship meetings for six months with the owner of Local Laundry to support you on your journey to a thriving business.
BLM YYC will be here to support the mentees throughout this partnership. We want to encourage BIPOC businesses and businesses owners to prosper and flourish in Calgary.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application found here as best as you can and email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like some assistance with completing the application form.