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Why We Need A Community Of Practice (COP)

Professionals working within Black focused, lead and serving (B3) organizations often share a commitment to and concern for the wellbeing of the diverse Black communities in Toronto.
Concerning the nonprofit sector, it is concerning that grassroots and emerging B3 non-profits experience limitations to attract funding; scale core infrastructure; sustain long term programs/services, and facilitate leadership succession.
These happenings limit the fostering of a critical mass of community services, resources, cultural knowledge and networks needed to mitigate/prevent the issues that plague the Black community. 

There is no cost to join the BTTF COP

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  • •  Reside in the Greater Toronto Area 

  • •  Identify as Black professional 

  • •  Currently or desire to work in the for public benefit sector: non-profit, social services or community development sector 

  • •  Interested in building new knowledge and leadership capacity? 

  • •  Want to scale your career or program to the next level? 

  • •  There is no age limit

  • Quarterly in-person meet-ups that feature a learning lab, networking sessions, and projects spotlight

  • Learn culturally responsive ways of practicing

  • Access to online training (self-directed)

  • Leadership development 

  • Share resources: tools kits, funding opportunities, project promotion, etc. 

  • Network to build relationships with professionals who represent various niche nonprofit industries

  • Peer mentorship (self-directed)

  • Cultivate partnerships (self-directed)

  • Lead a learning lab session (paid)

  • Gain best practices in the field of employment; education; health; youth; social services; settlement; recreation; arts; evaluation; economic sustainability; partnerships; human resources; policies; social determinants of health; and African ways of knowing/practicing.

  • Opportunity to join a sub-working group focused on one of the above subject areas.

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