Suport BIPOC Owned Businesses

Suport BIPOC Owned Businesses
10 Jun 2020 by LOCO BC

It's time to end white supremacy. We all have a lot of work to do to address our own biases, and to work to end systemic racism in B.C. and the rest of Canada. I hope you're all doing your own personal work, integrating it into your business, and leveraging your privilege to upset entrenched systems.  

CONSUMERS/BUYERS

As consumers and businesses, we can use our spending to support the kind of world we want to live in. Please consider supporting businesses owned by black, indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC) owners and the organizations that support them. Here are a few you might consider:  

Black owned businesses across Canada: https://www.afrobiz.ca/

Indigenous Business and Investment Council Directory: https://biz.bcibic.ca/

KTunaxa Nation Kootenay Aboriginal Business Directory: http://www.ktunaxa.org/reports/2017-ktunaxa-nation-business-directory/

Nuu-chah-nulth Nations Business Directory: 

Squamish Nation Directory (kind of old): https://www.squamish.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SN_Small-Business-Directory2011_042413.pdf

Metis Business Directory: https://metisbusiness.mnbc.ca/businesses

STÓ:LŌ Nation Business Directory: https://www.stolobusinessassociation.ca/

CAMSC certified Aboriginal and Minority-owned Suppliers. https://www.camsc.ca/certified-suppliers

BUSINESSES

In our organizations, we can work to eliminate bias and help end systemic racism. Here are some resources and consultants who can help you do it. Many more are out there - do your research, and ask around:

Reconciliation Canada: Reconciliation Learning Experiences for Organizations. https://reconciliationcanada.ca/programs-initiatives/services-for-organizations/

MOSAIC: Intercultural Competency Training. https://www.mosaicbc.org/services/workplace-training/intercultural-competency-training/

AMMSA Diversity and Inclusion Training. https://www.amssa.org/programs/diversity/safe-harbour-respect-for-all/

Qmmunity Queer Competency Training. https://qmunity.ca/learn/training/