Issue 6: Impact Stories of the Black Ecosystem

Black Entrepreneur’s Journal is Africa Centre’s bi-annual business publication with reach across Canada, in print and on digital platforms. The Black non-profit ecosystem, supporting equitable opportunities for entrepreneurs and the African descent business community, has made significant strides in creating visible pathways to achieve success. Africa Centre aims to engage Black entrepreneurs and highlight their…

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Advocates make pitch to province for investment in Alberta’s Black entrepreneurs

Damilare Odumosu remembers the challenges of harvesting palm tree fruit as a kid on his family farm in Lagos, Nigeria. Two decades on, those pain points are the seeds of Odumosu’s latest start-up. CropMind is an Alberta and New Brunswick-based agri-tech company that automates manual processes for orchards with a growing clientele across North America. The enterprise expanded…

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‘They need a safe place’: Africa Centre working to improve tools to address elder abuse

Alberta’s elder abuse resources need to address the specific needs and cultural experiences of seniors of African descent, a local community organization says. Edmonton’s Africa Centre is starting a new initiative to let seniors share their experiences and make sure other organizations and workers that handle cases of elder abuse have the right knowledge and…

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Issue 5: A Note on Connections in Business

Black Entrepreneur’s Journal is Africa Centre’s bi-annual business publication with reach across Canada, in print and on digital platforms. The Black Business Ecosystem is ever evolving and so are the services being offered to Black entrepreneurs. Africa Centre aims to engage Black entrepreneurs in pursuing economic and social development opportunities. In this publication, you will…

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Demand on the rise for Africa Centre’s free counselling services in Alberta

Lisa Cyuzuzo always intended to undergo therapy but the Africa Centre’s mental health clinic made counselling feasible. Launched in January 2021, demand has now tripled at the Africa Centre Mental Health Counselling Clinic where clients can access culturally sensitive therapy for free. “It was just a no-brainer for me, it being free and offering African…

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New Executive Director Announcement

Africa Centre is pleased to announce that Samuel Juru will become our new Executive Director, effective May 22, 2023. Sam will succeed Sharif Haji who is embarking on a political aspiration following four years of leadership at Africa Center.We are grateful for Sharif’s exemplary leadership and invaluable contributions to the Black community as we welcome…

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Issue 4: The Business of Inclusive Fashion

  Black Entrepreneur’s Journal is Africa Centre’s bi-annual business publication with reach across Canada, in print and on digital platforms. The Black Business Ecosystem is ever evolving and so are the services being offered to Black entrepreneurs. Africa Centre aims to engage Black entrepreneurs in pursuing economic and social development opportunities. In this publication, you…

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Issue 3: A Note on Longevity with Lloyd Reid

Black Entrepreneur’s Journal is Africa Centre’s bi-annual business publication with reach across Canada, in print and on digital platforms. This issue highlights some of the tools which Black entrepreneurs have used to turn dreams into success; these include education, coaching support, creating opportunities for expanding social capital through networking, and leveraging the importance of business…

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Issue 2: History of Black Owned Business In Alberta

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Black Entrepreneur’s Journal is Africa Centre’s bi-annual business publication with reach across Canada, in print and on digital platforms. This issue represents the continuation of our dream to share stories and resources for Black entrepreneurs in the Prairies and beyond. Just like this journal started as a dream, this issue spotlights two stories of incredible…

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