CENTER FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE AND EMPOWERMENT
The Bridges Program
Racial divide has far-reaching impacts on the quality of life of Black people and communities.
The Bridges Program is designed to promote cross-race relationships and social cohesion and break the perpetuation of stereotypes by educating participants about racism and racial identity, thereby encouraging understanding and connectedness within communities.
Educating participants of different racial backgrounds about the history and the effects of racism, equality, and social justice will help them understand the past and how the past affects the present.
They are also better able to understand the foundation of the society and will have the ability to interpret and understand their worldview. This program will bring different races together in a unified and safe environment where they are able to understand each other and heal together.
Ultimately, we aspire to foster a society in which everyone is treated with fairness, dignity, and kindness regardless of their race or cultural background.
The topics, conversations and activities explored in these sessions will help participants understand their own experiences with racism. Participants will engage in meaningful discussions that will allow them to learn, think, reflect, assimilate, and make connections.
We employ and utilize the services of career mentors to help you grow your skills, make better decisions and gain new perspectives on your life and career.
We understand that barriers often stand between you and dream. We provide career and entrepreneur training to prepare you to enter the workforce.
We provide you with ongoing support during your tenure in our programs and follow-up with you once you enter the workforce or start your own business.
OUR UNIQUE PROGRAMS
Leadership and Mentorship Program
To raise leaders that will make lasting changes, influence upcoming generations, and help eradicate the social and racial barriers and inequalities in political, social and economic arenas.
Career and Entrepreneur Excellence
This program motivates Black people to aim high and become competitive as the next generation of entrepreneurs and professionals in their respective fields.
The Bridges Program
Designed to promote cross-race relationships and social cohesion and break the perpetuation of stereotypes by educating participants about racism and racial identity.
Spiritual Healing and Wholeness
Healing from generational/familial trauma, immigration traumas, oppression, displacement, socio-economical traumas, internalized racism, and traumas, etc., to raise leaders.
Specialized Family Services
These services include restorative family programs and services, one-on-one counselling and therapeutic support and a wide range of health and wellness educational programs and services.
Black Children & Youth Support
Designed to promote cross-race relationships and social cohesion and break the perpetuation of stereotypes, encouraging understanding and connectedness within communities.
Immigrant Services for Newcomers
Services tailored to welcome, support and equip Black immigrants and refugees to avoid isolation, depression, discouragement, hopelessness and feelings of alienation in a new country.
Anti-Racism Education & Awareness
to reduce hate crimes and racial discrimination through awareness campaigns and reduce anti-Black racism through various community education discussions and activities.
Digital Literacy Partnership Program
We have a committment towards improving digital literacy and skill development in Canada’s Black communities help advance their economic, financial, and social inclusion.