When you spend money, you are casting a vote for the type of world you want to see. So why not support equality? Black business owners face twice the likelihood of loan rejection and have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Your shopping choices can make a difference. Fortunately, there are many outstanding Black-owned Canadian businesses in the streetwear, restaurant, art, and health industries that are worthy of your investment.
Finding local businesses can be difficult in an era dominated by large corporations like Amazon, but there are resources to help. Afrobiz.ca and Black Business Direct are directories of Black-owned businesses across Canada, while Black Owned Toronto is both a directory and physical store showcasing small Black-owned businesses in the city.
We have also created a categorized list of Black-owned Canadian businesses that deserve your support, not just during Black History Month, but all year round.