SUPPORT BLACK CANADIANS AND DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!
Right now, people in the United States and around the world are marching in solidarity with Black communities. They have gathered to protest police brutality and anti-Black racism, and to stand up for the value of Black lives.
This is not just an American problem. Canada has a painful history that continues to this day of racism, discrimination, and unequal access for Indigenous People and People of Colour. Black Canadians face unjust and systemic racism. In our schools, Black elementary students are suspended at three times the rate of their non-Black peers1. On our streets, a Black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely to be shot and killed by police2. In our communities, Black Canadians are 3.5 times more likely to face food insecurity3.
Standing with the Black community, the Black Solidarity Fund is an opportunity to stand up against intolerance, prejudice, and injustice, and support charities across Canada focused on the advancement of Black Canadians. Plus, until July 31st, 2020 every dollar donated to the Black Solidarity Fund will be matched by P&G Canada up to $1 million.*
Your donation will help charities supporting and advancing the lives of Black Canadians through social services, arts and culture, mental health supports, and more. When you make a donation today, your gift will be pooled with donations from other generous Canadians to achieve wide-reaching effects and you will receive an instant tax receipt.
Thank you to P&G Canada and the following P&G Brands for their support
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I’ve felt crippled with exhaustion meditating on how I could contribute to the change I want to see in the world. I’ve realized that this starts in our own backyards; through dialogue, compassion, and support. This fund gives us the opportunity to support the Black community in all facets and I believe that’s exactly where we need to start not only for short term, but also for long term change. I stand with the Black Solidarity Fund in igniting the change that I want to see for the future.
— Afeworki G.
WHAT MAKES UP THE BLACK SOLIDARITY FUND
The Black Solidarity Fund includes more than 50 charities supporting Black Canadians. These charities are advancing social services, economic opportunities, mental health supports, advocacy efforts, and access to education for Black Canadians. Plus, many of these charities are preserving and celebrating Black art, heritage, and culture and their immense contribution to Canada.
To see the latest list of charities included in the fund, please view the list here. Funds will be transferred bi-weekly, subject to a minimum of $3 per charity. If you represent a registered charity that would like to be included in this fund, please get in touch. Read about why we launched this fund here.
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*P&G Canada Donation Match Offer valid for donations of $3 or more made to the CanadaHelps Black Solidarity Fund (“Fund”) and received by CanadaHelps between June 5, 2020 at 12:01AM EDT and July 31, 2020 at 11:59PM EDT, up to a maximum total of $1,000,000 CAD (less administrative fees). CanadaHelps will distribute P&G matched funds made available to CanadaHelps by P&G to Fund members in a manner determined by CanadaHelps and P&G, in their discretion.
Donors will receive a tax receipt for the value of their donation through CanadaHelps. Offer is only valid on donations made to the Fund named above, and does not include donations made to individual charities, charity campaigns, the donation of securities, P2P or third-party events, API donations, and the purchase or redemption of Charity Gift Cards. While supplies last. CanadaHelps reserves the right to end the promotion at any time.
Please note that contributions to the Black Solidarity Fund are not eligible for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge.