Paid PostPosted on Feb. 22, 202310 Black-Led Canadian Organizations You Absolutely Need On Your RadarFilm fests, STEM programs, mom networks, and so much more.by TD CanadaBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Black E.S.T.E.E.M. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @blackesteemofficial This super cool nonprofit org creates learning spaces that empower Black girls' confidence in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM). One of their initiatives is called "My Black is Brilliant," which makes learning about financial literacy practical (they help girls open bank accounts, budget, and more!). Check them out here. 2. Obsidian Theatre Company View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @obsidiantheatre Obsidian is a theatre company in Toronto that provides support to Black theatre makers. They play a hugely important part of Canada's theatre scene by showcasing both new and established Black artists. See what's on stage now. 3. The Reading Partnership View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @trpnow The Reading Partnership has programs dedicated to helping parents teach their kids how to read. Their "Reading Partnership For Black Parents" program includes virtual workshops led by pros, resources, and lesson plans that focus on the shared experience of Black parents. You can check it out here! 4. Black Opportunity Fund View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @blkopportunity Black Opportunity Fund states unapologetically— "We Back Black; not only because it has the means and know-how, but because BOF believes Black communities have the potential to succeed if just given the opportunity". Major win! You can learn how to support BOF here. 5. Black Moms Connection View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @blackmomsconnection BMC is an online global village of almost 30,000. It's a national non-profit that provides culturally relevant programs and resources to empower and educate Black women, their families and communities. Find ways to support here. 6. The Massimadi Festival View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @massimadi This year marks the 15th annual Massimadi Festival, which celebrates Afro LGBTQ+ Films. This Montreal-based festival works to uplift local talent, and many of their yearly selects are available to stream online too! Get watching here. 7. Visions of Science View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @visionsofscience CEO Dr. Eugenia Duodu told TD, "I just loved the way science unlocked this curiosity within me. I decided to have a look at my science textbook. I was looking for a Black woman and I did not see myself in science."That's where Visions of Science comes in! It's a charitable organization that helps support and boost kids in low-income and marginalized communities by getting them involved in STEM clubs. Learn more here. 8. The Fabienne Colas Foundation View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @fabienne_colas The FCF is a nonprofit that's responsible for helping organize film festivals all across Canada, including both the Montreal and Toronto Black Film Festival (which runs Feb. 15-20). Showcasing a ton of culturally diverse artists year after year, you can get involved here. 9. Black Theatre Workshop View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @theatrebtw Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is Canada's longest-running Black theatre company dedicated to reflecting Black culture. Based in Quebec, BTW is all about expanding representation for Black Canadian artists. Check them out here. 10. Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @woezoafrica Get moving...literally! Woezo Africa brings African culture to the masses through dance, music and storytelling. Their Black Arts Development (BAD) Program provides training and mentorship for Black Artists to flourish in Calgary. Learn more here. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD is proud to support Black-led organizations like the ones above. Check out their commitment to Black communities across Canada here, and tell us about your favourite orgs down below too!