The Calgary Black Chambers
We believe we can make Calgary the best place for Black people to live and work in Canada
Calgary Black Chambers is a society of Black professionals and entrepreneurs who saw the need to establish a not-for-profit organization, for Black professionals and entrepreneurs, students and upcoming professionals, to have resources available to support their endeavor’s through the Calgary Black Chambers set core values.
Our four core values increase leadership capacity throughout Calgary by community volunteering and scholarships for our future generations.
We aid students who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and fellowship, achievements in non-curricular activities, including sports, community involvement, and activities and other attributes which, in the opinion of the CBC Scholarship Committee, indicate that the applicant is likely to become an outstanding citizen with a high commitment to the performance of public duties and/or community involvement.
Mentoring is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to have greater relevant knowledge, wisdom, or experience (the mentor) and a person who is perceived to have less (the protégé). We partner mentors with mentees to uplift BIPOC culture in Calgary
The need for closer ties between various professionals and academics is obvious in many areas - Calgary is no exception. Our Fellowship Program is a great forum to achieve this goal. With shared experiences and stories, we work to tighten our social fabric and mobilize as a group towards our goals.
Our Advocacy involves getting the government, business, schools, and also other large institutions to correct an unfair or harmful situation affecting people in the community. The situation may be resolved through persuasion, by forcing institutions to buckle under social pressure, by compromise, or through political or legal action.
Initiate scholarships and mentoring opportunities for Black students to further their postsecondary education, training and professional development. The CBC has committed volunteers who share the vision of breaking barriers to foster BIPOC professional’s opportunities through mentorship guidance. We start mentorship relationships built on trust, respect and communication; creating space for the mentor & protégé to exchange ideas and set measurable goals, promoting excellence.
We seek to develop partnerships with post-secondary schools, corporations, charities, government bodies, small businesses, public figures (individuals, people of influence) and non-profit organizations who support Black Excellence.
The CBC forges opportunities for Black professionals to further their professional development and give back to their community. Calgary Black Chambers is raising awareness of systemic discrimination, racism, and inequities of BIPOC people to change the narrative.
We connect, collaborate, and build strong sustainable relationships for Black professionals and students. We are dedicated to building and championing our AI platform for connecting undergraduates and professionals to industry mentors.
Calgary Black Chambers commit to a positive, professional approach to making a difference for BIPOC people.
The members of the Calgary Black Chambers hope for a better future. We realize the fight to eliminate systemic racism will be a long one, lasting after we're gone. However, with the establishment of the Chambers, we hope to enable the next generation to continue our legacy of Leadership, Education, Greatness, Advocacy, Confidence, and integration of our Youth into Calgary's professional and entrepreneurial circles.
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