Black organizations and fundraisers you can support in Vancouver and British Columbia
With files from Natalia Manzocco
As the U.S. erupts in protests against police brutality, and Vancouverites march in the streets to protest anti-black and anti-Indigenous racism, many have been left wondering how to help.
Though #BlackoutTuesday has swept social-media feeds, a more concrete way to spur change is by donating—if you're able—to antiracist causes or to groups geared toward helping black people in Vancouver and around British Columbia by offering services, advocacy, education, resources, and more.
There are many worthy causes to highlight across Canada and the U.S., but here we've rounded up some groups doing support and advocacy work for the black community in and around Vancouver.
National Congress of Black Women Foundation
A registered charity that promotes and facilitates activities and model programs that foster advancement, recognition, health, and education of black women and their families through funding and research.
Hogan’s Alley Society
The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a nonprofit organization composed of civil-rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers, and academics committed to daylighting black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia.
Black Women Connect Vancouver
A collective of women who come together to inspire, empower, leverage strengths, and embrace diverse experiences. A community to build meaningful relationships and celebrate the beauty of black womanhood.
Black Youth Hotline
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a grassroots, multiservice community agency that has been providing a broad range of free or low-cost social services and programs to children, youth, adults, seniors, and families in East Vancouver for 60 years.
Afro Hub Black-owned business directory
Afro hub's vision is to empower the black Canadian community through entrepreneurship, personal development and financial education.
BC Community Alliance
BCCA is a community based organization dedicated to combating the structural inequities created by anti-black racism.
A Theory of Change
A Vancouver-based project working with Colorado inmate, Rhidale Dotson to change the prison system from within.
Black Lives Matter Vancouver
Black folks and allies working in solidarity with communities seeking justice from racialized violence.
Other ways you can help
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.