As a non partisan organization, our focus is on identifying and addressing issues and barriers that are uniquely impacting the Black community. We engage at local, provincial and national levels to gather research which supports our advocacy.
Past & Current Projects
For over 20 years, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation has delivered programs to support Black youth. Some of the programs include Summer, Leadership Programs for Youth-at-Risk and Social Justice/ Anti-Racism Symposiums. These programs help youth realize their full potential. They also learn the importance of making correct choices to help themselves and those around them, highlighting the importance of education in their life.
In the last decade, during Black History Month, the organization has continued to partner with the Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge high schools to launch and deliver Social Justice/Anti-Racism programs. In 2020, our organization began collaborating with the Vancouver schools to deliver a Social Justice/Anti-Racism Youth Summit.
Over the years, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation has been involved in youth scholarship programs.
For instance, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation / UMOJA Society has operated a scholarship program to assist to African-Caribbean-Canadian Youths.
Also, there has been an Annual Rosemary Award for Women, and participation in the Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Scholarship in Social Justice (selection committee).
The NCBWF has a small library of books written by African-American-Canadian-Caribbean authors and ‘Community Connections 2008’ a Black Business Directory. Additionally we provide an educational and informative library of material in the form of brochures, books, and videos regarding the HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis and many other health issues available to the members of the public.
Mandate Of NCBWF
We have been a pillar in our community, and we continue to provide various levels of support and resources to Black families and community members. More about our Mandate →
Providing growth opportunities through training and education for Black Youth and the community at large in, leadership skills, community responsibility, social justice and anti-racism.
Acknowledging the contributions of people of African descent, past and present, as we actively build on the advancement of the Black communities in Canada.
Prioritizing the physical, emotional and mental health and overall wellbeing of Black families.
We are promoting the economic advancement and stability of female/female-identifying people and their families of African descent; We accomplish through grantmaking, community engagement and program partnerships with organizations promoting similar missions.