Tuesday, May 12, 2020

This Week's Up-Coming Events & Free Virtual Meetings - Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

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Join us for this week's Virtual event roundup. See this week's upcoming events that can't be missed. 

Register today to participate in conversation on these topics with leading experts in their fields.

Wednesday, April 29th from 7 pm to 8 pm

Join us on Wednesday, May 13th from 7 pm for a Virtual Meeting a Candid conversation about coronavirus COVID-19 with Dr Lane Rolling a Medical Doctor and a highly respected researcher, clinician and lecturer.

He is the Director of Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA). Lane has conducted research in tropical and infectious diseases for approximately fourteen years.

Rolling has worked extensively with native Peruvian Shamans and indigenous peoples to find new drugs and treatments. Dr. Rolling has lived and worked in Peru for approximately 10 years and continues to teach in Cuzco and Iquitos. Rollings served in the US ARMY and also in the reserves.

As a Lecturer and educator, he has taught surgery, medicine and infectious disease in the United States, Europe and South America. Dr. Rolling has twenty years of experience in teaching Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Medical Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Emergency Medicine, Paramedic Medicine, and Public Health as well as teaching about Chemical and Biological Warfare.

#Coronavirus #Covid-19 #BlackChamber #Blackbusiness #BlackHealth

Registration: https://bit.ly/2SPc75d
Register in advance for this meeting at the link above:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Thursday May 14, 2020


Canada and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Join His Excellency Wamkele Mene, first Secretary General of the AfCFTA - the largest free trade deal since the advent of the WTO - as we discuss the unprecedented opportunities. 

Guests include representatives of the Canadian government, think tanks, business leaders, entrepreneurs and the African Group Heads of Mission in Ottawa.
Co-hosted with the High Commission of South Africa in Canada, represented by Her Excellency Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo. South Africa is the current chair of the African Union.
The event will begin at 11AM ET/ 5pm CAT on Thursday May 14, 2020.

Special Session for Companies

At 12:00 ET - immediately after this free trade webinar - the Chamber will host a detailed session for Canadian investors, exporters and financiers in Africa's markets. This practical component for companies will be led by Deepak Dave, the Chamber's East Africa Chapter Head.
Mr. Dave is Chief Risk Officer at the African Trade Insurance Agency, leading on the most up-to-date realities of trade and investment flows, country-by-country. A dual Canadian and Kenyan, Deepak Dave is also one of the longest serving former board members of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.
**Further background: Read more about the Chamber President's participation in the free trade discussions among civil society at the AU Summit in Niger last year.

Join us and Minister Mary Ng

RSVP to garreth@canadaafrica.ca
A discussion on Canada-Africa trade and investment with the Minister of Small Business, Exports and Trade at 12:00 on 8 May 2020



The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having an online presence to sell goods and services.

Leveraging Toronto's technology community, the City of Toronto and Digital Main Street have brought together a range of partners to build and optimize online stores for Toronto's independent businesses and artists at no-cost.

Thanks to volunteer developers, business students, and corporate partners, Toronto's independent small businesses and artists can access ShopHERE to get their online store built and launched with hands-on support throughout the entire process in just a matter of days.

What do businesses and Artists get as part of ShopHERE?

  1. Their choice of an online store customized with their information, branding, logo, etc.
  2. Hands-on assistance setting up and launching their online store.
  3. Training to support their online store, including topics such as digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.
  4. Access to free tools to help support the launch of their online stores.

Participant Requirements

The ShopHERE program is open to any business or artist that meet the following requirements:

Be a business located or artist in the City of Toronto that:

  • Pays commercial property taxes in the City of Toronto (rents or owns commercial property)
  • Have fewer than 10 employees or fewer than 25 employees if they are a restaurant or bar
  • Not be a corporate chain or franchise
Or must be an artist located within the City of Toronto


Friday, May 15, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm



Sunday May 24th, 2020


EXHALE : The Healing Lotus X For Colored Girls Health Well are hosting a Self Care, Mobility, Breath work and Meditation Workshop.
About this Event
On Sunday May 24th, 2020, in collaboration with The Healing Lotus, to celebrate One year anniversary of For Colored Girls Health Well, we invite you to : EXHALE . 
EXHALE is a mobility, breath work and meditation workshop dedicated to cultivate unconditional self worth.
ForColoredGirlsHealthWell is built to broadening access to healthcare and focus on creating positive motivating interventions that promote health and movement.
The What : Exhale Event
Celeste Ezekiels also known as The Healing Lotus from Toronto is a mobile wellness therapist certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) and she will lead the mobility exercises during this live online workshop. Together, we will create an intimate and unique fulfilling experience.
Come EXHALE with us on Sunday May 24, 2020, your heart, your hands and your mind will thank you for the experience.
The same event will be given twice, please choose the your most preferred time slot when selecting your ticket.
Photography by: NASKADEMINI

Ce dimanche 24 mai 2020, ForColoredGirlsHealthWell célèbre son premier anniversaire en organisant un atelier de mobilité, méditation et de travail respiratoire intitulé EXPIRE (traduit de l'anglais: Exhale)
Le Comment
ForColoredGirlsHealthWell est une organisation de santé cardiovasculaire communautaire culturellement conçue pour élargir l'accès aux soins de santé et se concentrer sur la création d'interventions motivantes positives qui favorisent la santé cardiovasculaire.
L'Événement: EXPIRE
Ce printemps, ForColoredGirlsHealthWell collabore avec Céleste Ezekiels, également connue sous le nom de The Healing Lotus de Toronto. Celeste Ezekiels est une thérapeute de bien-être certifié dans le mouvement fonctionnel. Nous créerons une expérience de bien-être holistique, intime et unique.
Venez EXPIRER avec nous le dimanche 24 mai 2020, votre cœur, vos mains et votre esprit vous remercieront pour l'expérience.
SOUTENEZ CET ÉVÉNEMENT EN DIRECT EN OBTENANT VOTRE T-SHIRT : https://teespring.com/dear-humanity-exhale?pid=934&cid=103881
Photographie par: NASKADEMINI


OUR team is here to support our members and community during this unprecedented time. Our Membership Relationship team is on hand to help you access other valuable member services including helping you increase your profile-raising and providing facilitated introductions.

For more information, please contact us at Telephone: +1 (416) 613-6206 or Email: info@blackchamber.ca
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SUBJECT/OBJET: Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians' perceptions of safety – Share your perspective / Répercussions de la COVID-19 sur les perceptions des Canadiens à l'égard de la sécurité – Partagez votre perspective
(Le français suit.)

You will find below an invitation from Statistics Canada to participate in a crowdsourcing collection initiative on how COVID-19 is impacting Canadians' perceptions of safety. We encourage everyone to take part. The data you provide will be helpful for making future plans.

Invitation from Statistics Canada:
Statistics Canada is collecting data on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians' perceptions of safety.

Your participation is important: Your voice matters
You can provide your perspective on the current crisis, by sharing your perceptions of safety, crime and violence in your community during the pandemic.

Please take a few minutes to participate in this crowdsourcing data collection, and feel free to forward this email to others—the more people that participate, the better the data.

Results will be used by governments and other organizations to evaluate the need for services and assistance programs to support individuals, families, and communities during and after the pandemic.

Participating is easy and secure Select the following link to complete the short questionnaire.

This survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes.

Keep checking back
In order to collect information on specific topics related to the impacts of the pandemic, the questionnaire will change on a regular basis. Visit www.statcan.gc.ca/COVID-series-e to complete the various questionnaires. Your opinion matters to us!
For general enquiries and technical assistance
Contact us Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):
· 1-877-949-9492 (TTY: 1-800-363-7629) · infostats@canada.ca
Thank you,



Vous trouverez ci-dessous une invitation de Statistique Canada à participer à une collecte de données, réalisée au moyen de l'approche participative (crowdsourcing), sur la façon dont la COVID-19 influence les perceptions des Canadiens à l'égard de la sécurité. Nous vous encourageons tous à y prendre part. Les données que vous nous fournirez contribueront à la planification à long terme.

Invitation de Statistique Canada :

Statistique Canada recueille des données au sujet des répercussions de la COVID-19 sur les perceptions des Canadiens à l'égard de la sécurité.
Votre participation est importante : votre voix compte
Vous pouvez offrir votre perspective sur la crise actuelle en nous partageant vos perceptions à l'égard de la sécurité, de la criminalité et de la violence au sein de votre collectivité pendant la pandémie.
Prenez cinq minutes pour participer à cette collecte de données, et n'hésitez pas à transmettre ce courriel à d'autres — plus les gens participeront, meilleures seront les données!

Les renseignements seront utilisés par les gouvernements et d'autres organisations pour évaluer les besoins en matière de services et de programmes de soutien aux personnes, aux familles et aux collectivités pendant et après la pandémie.

Participer est facile et sûr Sélectionnez le lien suivant pour remplir le court questionnaire.

Cette enquête est menée en vertu de la Loi sur la statistique, qui garantit que tous les renseignements que vous fournirez demeureront confidentiels et seront utilisés uniquement à des fins statistiques et de recherche.

Revenez régulièrement

Afin de recueillir des renseignements sur des sujets précis en lien avec les répercussions de la pandémie, le questionnaire changera à une fréquence régulière. Consultez le www.statcan.gc.ca/COVID-series-f pour remplir les différents questionnaires. Votre opinion compte!

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements ou de l'aide technique
Communiquez avec nous du lundi au vendredi (sauf les jours fériés), de 8 h à 19 h (heure de l'Est) :
· 1-877-949-9492 (ATS : 1-800-363-7629) · infostats@canada.ca



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