Economic Empowerment Conference


A 2-Day ONLINE Event offering hands-on and interactive advice and valuable information to Black students & community.

Plus PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS including 3 pairs of JORDANS

Event Details

The cost of living in Canada has increased, leaving Canadians concerned about their financial futures. Understanding how to live economically in Canada, one must consider housing costs, food and groceries, transportation and childcare, which are key factors. Although housing and food are necessities human beings need, they are now necessities that many Canadians must choose one or the other, leaving them struggling for either food or shelter. The Daily Bread Food Bank reported that increases in rent costs led to 375 512 more Ontarians visiting their local Daily Bread Food Bank.

Although all Canadians are experiencing a high cost of living, African descent Canadians are experiencing sustained resistance and blockage from economic empowerment due to anti-Black racism. Despite the provincial and federal policies to ease the tensions of anti-Black racism, African descent Canadians are yet to resist the continuance of workplace discrimination and hiring practices that sustain racial biases that impact their civic and economic opportunities. This is a social reality coupled with the financial challenges of COVID-19. Considering the social, economic and political hardships, the cost of living for Black Canadians is amplified, leading them to face further financial pressures.

On Monday, May 30th, 2022 and Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) will host its Economic Empowerment Conference ONLINE in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada. These two events will provide valuable information to Black students and the community.

The Economic Empowerment event will be offering a hands-on and interactive approach. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the guest presenters and ask questions.

Date: May 30th, 2022 – May 31st, 2022

Time: 6 pm CST // 7 pm EST

Where: ONLINE – Zoom

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This event is open to the public and is suited for all individuals of different races/ethnicities, genders or social classes. However, this event is intended to empower Black Canadians and non-African descent people are asked to walk with us in a relationship of solidarity.

Anyone from limited financial knowledge to those who understand financial concepts can benefit from this FREE event.

Discussion Topics

DAY ONE – May 30th, 2022

Featuring Harpreet Gill, Philippe Gweth-Nanalh & Dwayne Edwards.

  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgages
  • Savings
  • Long-term investments
  • RRSPs

DAY TWO- May 31st, 2022

Featuring Marlon Richards, Donnette Odidison & Abdoul Kadar Sirpé.

  • Learning and understanding the stock market
  • Crypto Currency
  • Real Estate
  • RRSP & GIC
  • Making passive income


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