The Calgary Black Chambers
The Calgary Black Chambers is a non-profit organization consisting of individuals working to support diversity in and around Calgary.
Our mission is to serve as mentors and advocates, fostering the growth of great students and future professionals.
John Ware was Canada's first Black Cowboy, driving cattle from Oklahoma to Calgary
In 2019, a group of black professionals decided it was time to unite. Lacking an organization with the stated goal of bringing together black people of all descents, Calgary's black people had limited options to connect outside their respective communities. The founding members of the Calgary Black Chambers help the culture in Calgary flourish through providing a strong, unified voice for our people. With our professional membership, we maintain a strong focus on ethics, merit, and compassion.
After much discussion, we decided to hold the ideal of Mentorship as fundamental to our purpose. Now in 2020, we're focused on providing mentorship for the next generation, giving Calgary minority students a leg up, with guidance and aid in-kind to reach their life goals.
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