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Black Business Showcase
Black Business Showcase
ACCEL, Solv. and the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Inclusion have come together to present Centennial College’s Black Business Showcase throughout the month of February. Featuring over 40 Black-owned businesses in fashion, food, art and more, the Showcase offers multiple ways to engage with and support the innovative work of Black entrepreneurs from Toronto and neighbouring areas. We need local as much as local needs us. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Centennial College has encouraged community members to support local businesses as they navigate the ups and downs of necessary health restrictions and owning a business in these unprecedented times.
During the month of February, we invite you to celebrate Black History Month and join in the #CCSupportsLocal campaign by supporting these dynamic Black-owned businesses!
Here are four ways that you can support local Black-owned businesses:
- SHOP: Purchase items and services directly from the businesses’ websites
- SHARE: Spread the word! Tell your friends, family and colleagues about the Black Business Showcase and the individual businesses that catch your eye
- FOLLOW: Like the businesses on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!
- ENGAGE: Comment on the businesses’ social media pages, tag them in photos of you with their products (don’t forget to add #CCSupportsLocal) or leave positive reviews on their pages!
Charlene's Resilient Craftiness
Unique handmade crafts: acrylic pour paintings, necklaces and greeting cards.
Art, fashion and home decor by Toronto artist/designer Nadia Lloyd.
R. Thomas Art
Reynold Thomas is a Visual Artist whose work shows a perfect mix of exquisite beauty and raw strength. His art is marked by distinct colour selections and bridges abstract and figurative art to capture on canvas what transcends reality. Thomas uses the visual sensory experience of his work as a space to explore and deconstruct the female identity and body—spiritually and physically. His work is a recalling and remembrance of grace and culture coupled with an excavation of modernity through the symbol of beauty.
Photography made simple! Headshots for your website or business, portraits for your dating site, lifestyle photos for every occasion women, men or children.
Cocoa Browne Beauty Co.
Luxury mink lashes and more.
CHE Naild it
CheNail’dIt is more than just manicures. We provide a relaxing space and provide a wide range of options. Our goal is to reward our clients with the simple act of feeling good.
Kink and Coil
Let your natural hair flourish! Our satin-lined headwear, scalp massage oil wands, & hair growth powder masks are designed with your kinks, coils & curls in mind.
We are committed to creating modern natural solutions that challenge the standards of beauty and wellness in a bold and unapologetic way
Whimsical Black Beauty
Naturally Harvested Indigenous Herbs & Oils, Hair & Grooming Products
Zoe Marie Cosmetics
Zoe Marie Cosmetics is a black-owned, cruelty-free, vegan and paraben-free luxe cosmetic line created to appeal to the modern, fierce, sophisticated, powerful and sexy woman.
Stickers, Prints and Stationary
Brown Books is a local independent book bindery. Owned and operated by Jacob Brown who hand paints, hand bindes and hand finishes each book. Creating unique notebooks with blank white paper inside. Great for journaling, sketching and note taking.
An Affirmation Colouring Book for Your Inner Child
M&K Creative Designs
We represent a culture so beautiful, so powerful, and so unique. M&K gives women of colour an opportunity to see themselves in items they use daily.
The Rayne Project
The Rayne Project is a series of children stories that aims to empower young black girls to embrace their identity.
Our designs are original hand drawn art, honouring the diaspora. Also fans of music, and all things artistic, we create designs that represent "funkiness". AFRODELIK products are available for MEN Women and Children of ALL COLOURS, FLAVAS and SIZES. We are dedicated to making you look and feel FUNKY.
Showcasing the rhythm, flow, culture, and love of the game through custom design.
A curated online shop of carefully selected African and African inspired items. Reimagined designs, recycled materials. Purpose driven.
COSI & Co
Black-owned custom clothing brand. Collection 001 features Premium Satin Lined Beanies to protect your hair! Perfect for all hair types!
Foxus Clothing Co
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” - Get Foxus Clothing, Get customized and Get familiar!
Jayne Nicole Hosiery
The very first Canadian Black Owned nude shade hosiery brand that caters to people of all colour and gender
All handmade and original designs, accessories and clothing for boho chic, whimsical and Afrocentric women of all ages
My Filibo is a fashion store which produces wearable lapel pins, apparels and other accessories designed with deep rooted meanings. My Filibo was launched in 2017 by a creative fashion enthusiast who was looking for a way to encourage people to celebrate their African and Caribbean heritage, and proudly show off their beliefs and ancestry in a fanciful manner.
Shop unique, original & empowering art & graphic designs! Custom designs for groups such as: Bachelorette/Bachelor parties, team, corporate designs available.
Special Tee Frames
More than a look...it's a mood. It's accessorizing with intention and living for every moment. SpecialTee Frames are hand picked By Tee.Scott as an extension of her brand and self expression.
Wild Moon Jewelry
My mission is to create eco-conscious designs that enhance the beauty of the wearer. I incorporate materials such as 100% recycled fine silver, recycled glass, repurposed brass, and semi-precious stones and I design with intention.
Restyle to Renew, Repair, Reuse to Revive and Restore your fashion chic!
All Things Equitable
We help companies to review and improve their policies and practices so that workplaces are diverse, inclusive, safe, and support the well-being of all their employees.
Black Aviation Professionals Network
The Black Aviation Professionals Network is a registered non-profit organization helping to give Black Canadians the opportunity and resources to consider, enter and thrive in aviation at any age.
- Empower: support our talents within the workspace by leveraging technology and resources to supplement career development and programming for employees and leaders
- Celebrate: cultivate a community of understanding and appreciation of the Black experience; challenges, culture and heritage specifically in the aviation industry
- Unite: foster meaningful connections in the Black aviation community to influence and inspire youth.
Eloquent Expressions is a dynamic communications and design agency that crafts compelling content for digital/print mediums. Our services are designed to effectively communicate your message and distinguish your brand with strategic solutions.
House of Nine Sorority App
An elite space where Black women gather for self-mastery and sisterhood.
The vision for Voice Share is “to actively create the means for all people to own and share their unique voices.”
A calling which began at six years old, standing on a sofa in her basement, speaking to an audience full of stuffed animals, Tanya was equipped at an early age with a clear vision to inspire, motivate and empower people.
Bringing together a global community to have real talk about real issues, real events with real people just like you. From lifestyle, health, parenting, relationships, finances, social issues, education, spirituality to personal development.
Apex Health and Fitness
Apex Health & Fitness is an award winning facility that offers a range of services to meet your health and fitness needs and goals. Our services include personal training, bootcamps, chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutrition and more. The friendly, professional and knowledgeable team at Apex Health & Fitness is here to offer you ongoing support and motivation on your journey to becoming a better you.
Green Port Global
GreenPort is an independent grassroots cannabis shop. We make it easier to get the stuff you need to feel good. We push for radical inclusivity in cannabis by shining a light on grassroots suppliers and pushing for fair representation in this industry.
Empathy and Me
A social enterprise + podcast focused on helping you heal from trauma through storytelling, community events and wellness products.
Omo Bamboo Shop
Omo Bamboo Shop is a Zerowaste Store in Toronto. Our physical store at 777 Warden Avenue, Scarborough, opened after two years of pop ups. We have a selection of Eco friendly products made primarily of Bamboo.
Nadia Clarke Cordick is the intense yet exuberant fitness and nutrition expert behind Repetitions Fitness. Nadia’s training style incorporates various techniques including resistance training, HIIT, power pilates, sprinting, flexibility training & athletic endurance. She avoids repetitive training in order to keep her workouts challenging. Clients learn how to adopt health and fitness as a lifestyle beyond simply losing weight. Nadia’s goal is that women understand the importance of achieving over health and wellness over physical aesthetics.
The Sea Moss Guy
Our premium Sea Moss is 100% wildcrafted, harvested & sun dried in the Caribbean. We are proud to be able to support back home while providing high-quality products to our community.
Toronto CPR is a multi-award winning Red Cross Training Partner for First Aid and CPR / AED Training. We have been offering First Aid & CPR/AED training for over 18 years and are committed to providing you with the best in First Aid , CPR and Defibrillator (AED) Training!
Art of BBQ Smokehouse
Art of BBQ Smoke House is an innovative and unique smokehouse BBQ catering concept. We specialize in corporate, film, weddings and special events.
Baked by Jenaye
Basketbar is an online gift basket company serving the Greater Toronto Area. We take pride in preparing gift baskets for every occasion. Even though we have prepared gift baskets on our site for purchase, we can also customize gift baskets to your specifications. We offer free delivery anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area.
Black Foodie explores food through a Black Lens. We spotlight the best of African, Caribbean and Southern Cuisine. Discover our stories, culture, traditions and flavors.
Butter and Spice
Butter and Spice is a completely online bakery specializing in gourmet brownies and baked goods. Our mission is to bring quality baked goods right to your doorstep.
Jammys Treats is your one stop shop for getting your traditional Caribbean treats and more! We make all our treats fresh to order straight from our yard to yours.
Royaltea Coffee is a Toronto-based hot beverage company specializing in a variety of flavourful coffee and artisan loose leaf teas generated solely from the lands in Africa. We strive to ensure that our products are produced from the best quality ingredients that will satisfy the thirst of any flavour pallet. Our company was established in August 2019 and was founded purely on the passion for rich-tasting coffee and flavorful dynamic teas. We strive to deliver this enthusiasm in each sip.
The Amazing Tea Company
The Amazing Tea Company specializes in the best loose leaf tea from around the world. We are Canada's premier tea retailer with over 130 types of tea to choose from. We are family owned and operated. Our teas are available to everyone far and wide. We proudly sell over 130 types of superior loose leaf teas made from carefully selected and handcrafted ingredients.
Music is the only weapon and tool Sasky Mali has been able to use in influencing the minds of others, talking about deep issues of the society. Sasky Mali loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Sasky Mali has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process. Take a look around the site to get to know more about Sasky Mali