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September 23, 2023 6 pm – 11 pm ♦ Toronto Marriott, 1 Blue Jays Way

Impact Gala

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Khem Birch

Khem Birch is a Canadian professional basketball player (San Antonio Spurs) from Montreal, Quebec, previously with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He is a rising canadian star in the NBA and is sure to making a name for himself and supporting the black community.

Jully Black

Jully Black is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur from Toronto, Canada. She is a star in the Canadian music industry and is known for her powerful vocals and soulful lyrics. Black is also a vocal advocate for social justice and has used her platform to speak out against racism and discrimination. She is a strong supporter of the black community.

Femi Lawson

Femi Lawson is a Nigerian-Canadian actor, comedian, cultural curator, and host. He is known for his roles in the TV series “Because We Are” and “Orah”, as well as his stand-up comedy shows. Lawson is also a passionate advocate for the black community and has used his platform to speak out against racism and discrimination.

Kehm Birch

Jully Black

Jully Black

Femi Lawson

Joanna Eubanks

Tav Malhotra

Tav Malholtra

Justice Mcleod

Donald Mcleod

Tychon Carter

Tychon Carter

andrew nicholson

Andrew Nicholson

Gavin

Gavin Smellie

Special Guests

Jully Black

Juno Award Winning Singer

Justice
Donald Mcleod

FBC Founder

Khem Birch

NBA, former Toronto Raptor & Current San Antonio Spur

Femi Lawson

Canadian Actor/Artist/Host

Monique Smith

Digital Creator

Jalen Juwan Nelson

Digital Creator & Entrepreneur

Andrew Nicholson

Pro Athlete & Entrepeneur

Gavin Smellie

Olympian & Entrepreneur

Joanna Eubanks

Firm Partner & Lawyer

Tychon Carter

Big Brother Canada Winner

Tav Malholtra

Director, Mansha Plan

Jagneet Malholthra

Chairman, Mansha Plan

About the Gala

The 19+ event will kick off with a lively cocktail reception where guests can mingle, network, and enjoy a delicious selection of appetizers and drinks.

Experience the excitement of a casino atmosphere with various table games available throughout the evening. Guests can try their luck and indulge in friendly competition.

Prepare to be entertained by captivating live performances that showcase the incredible talents of local artists. From music and dance to spoken word, these performances will leave a lasting impression.

Engage in an exciting silent auction where guests can bid on an array of exclusive items and experiences. With a wide variety of offerings, there will be something for everyone to bid on, all in support of these two organizations.

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Empower Black Youths

with Supports for Student Learning

Join us at our Impacts Gala in empowering Black youth on their journey to post-secondary education!

With your support, our Supports Student for Learning Program (SSLP) aims to provide Black youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed academically and beyond. By donating and purchasing tickets to our Gala, you can make a real difference in the lives of these talented and ambitious students.

We’ve provided 150 black youths with workshops, physical activity, 1-on-1 mentorship. Our goal is to provide support for black youths in all aspects of life. We’ve taught them about physical and mental wellness, financial literacy, employment advancement and other essential life skills.

Your contribution to our Gala Fundraising Event will directly impact the lives of these motivated and deserving students. By donating and purchasing tickets, you become a champion for educational equality and empower Black youth to realize their dreams.

Together, let’s create a brighter future!

Elevate Black Entrepeneurs

with the Black Entrepreneurship Program

Join us at our Impact Gala in elevating the black entrepreneurs of the future.

The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP), is a virtual mentorship program that supports Black youth aged between 16-29 years in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. Our goal is to raise funds to assist deserving participants in the BEP to become successful entrepreneurs by joining our program.

We’ve currently enlisted 120 young black Canadians to guide them on their journey to become fully fledged entrepreneurs. Your support will help create a sustainable program that produces a strong black business ecosystem.

Our Participants are given a 4 month virtual program aimed at harnessing collaboration and creativity. They’ll learn about the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship and how to build a sustainable business. This will be followed by a 12-month mentorship program where they’ll be paired with black business leaders to hone their skills. In addition our top participants will compete in a pitch competition with a chance to win up to $5000 in grants to start their business.

We are calling on kind-hearted individuals to purchase tickets and donate to help Black youth access these resources. Our BEP program is free, and your contribution will help ensure that we can continue to support our participants effectively. Please help us elevate the Black community, build a stronger black business ecosystem. Thank you for your continued support!

About the Organizations

Skills For Life

Skills For Life aligns with the “Mindset Growth Model”, which amplifies the importance of continuous learning and self-discovery. The concept was founded on the principles of exploring, confronting, and moving past failure to build on key transferable skills that can be practically applied to daily life. We organize workshops, events, and other initiatives to fill the gap between traditional learning and practical skills. We are determined to help kids from all walks of life realize the tools they have within themselves to pursue their dreams.

Our charity number is: 753516723RR0001

Federation of Black Canadians

The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) is a national, non-profit organization, driven by Black organizations across the country. The Federation of Black Canadians advances the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of African descent. The overarching mantra is that we are “Stronger Together – Nothing about Us Without Us” Join us in our fight against racial injustice. Together we can create a better life for Black Canadians.

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