Economic freedom within reach for the BIPOC community
Our programs provide actionable insights, tangible resources, and substantial connections for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Western Canada — starting with black-owned businesses.
Founded in 2020, BIPOC Foundation announced its official launch in February 2022 as part of a multi-million dollar federal economic development investment to advance 400 businesses over three years through free offerings for Western Canada’s fastest growing population.
We’re thrilled to share a milestone moment for the BIPOC Foundation! At this year’s Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards 2022, we were honored with a first-of-its-kind Recognition in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship. Our Co-Founder, Sinmi Adeoye-Esene, expressed heartfelt thanks to the Chamber leadership, RINSA, our Funders PrairiesCan, Advisors, Team, and other Ecosystem Partners, saying, “We are solving complex challenges… we power opportunity, equity, creators, learning, communication, and we play to win.” Clement, our Executive Director, also extended gratitude to all the business leaders present for their dedication to an equitable entrepreneurship ecosystem. This award symbolizes our shared commitment and the incredible journey we’re on together. Thank you for being part of it!
Join hands with us to uplift our community! Your donation is more than just a gift; it’s a spark that ignites opportunities for funding, mentorship, and entrepreneurship for those who need it most. Together, we can create meaningful change and foster a world where equality thrives. Donate now, and let’s be the solution!
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Reach & Impact
Our first milestone is to advance 200 Black-led businesses from 2022-2024. Join us!
Member Support Services
At the BIPOC Foundation, we’re more than just a resource; we’re a friendly guide on your business journey. Our Advisory team is here to personally assist you in finding the programs that fit your unique needs. Whether it’s a free on-call consultation to answer your questions or helping you explore Membership options, we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way!
We are looking for Volunteers!
BIPOC need your help to make us better please click down below to know more about our volunteering positions
Celebrating Black Excellence
In the heart of our community, we’ve spotted a unique opportunity to shine a light on Black achievements and business brilliance. Let’s come together and uplift the narrative of Black entrepreneurship in Canada! Every year, we’ll joyfully recognize the Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs, Top 5 Black Women Businesses, and Top 10 Black Businesses. Join us in this heartwarming celebration, where we champion excellence and inspire dreams.