CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT
Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative
The Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI) was created by the Federal government through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to help increase the capacity of Black-led grassroots and not-for-profit organizations that serve Black communities in Canada. With an aim to increase access to funding and to provide funding to increase organizational capacity, the Government of Canada will be releasing 10.4 million dollars in funding over the next four years.
A capacity building conference for over 150 black-led grassroots organisations funded by the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative (SBCCI).
This conference brought together representatives from each organisation for two full days of learning, engagement, networking and tools to take back and implement throughout the year.
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Africa Centre was selected as one of the four intermediary organizations to deliver the program. Using an intermediary delivery model, the initiative aims to provide funding through a fair and transparent process, and otherwise support Black community organizations across Canada to increase their organizational capacity in the areas of:
1. Providing funding through a fair and transparent process, and otherwise support Black community organization across Canada (excluding Quebec) to increase their organizational capacity in the areas of:
Operational Capacity- Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of an organization’s operational management through improved human and financial resource management practices; provide greater organizational stability and improved planning oversight and functions
Governance Capacity - Increase board’s effectiveness in the areas of empowerment and accountability, service and fairness and accomplishments and measurements
2. Support the funded organization and work with partner organizations towards improving the capacity of the Black-led community organizations, thus enhancing the vitality of the sector and building community capacity.
3. Address and be inclusive of diverse Black communities across Canada.
The second and final call for proposals for SBCCI program closed on November 21, 2021.
The SSBCCI program entered the Review Committee stage whereby eligible applications submitted across Canada are being reviewed by teams of Grant Review Committee members.