Supporting Black entrepreneurs and their businessesWritten by
In 2021, the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) and Uber Canada announced the nationwide launch of Black Business Direct, the newest national digital directory to help even more Black-owned businesses be discovered. Today, Uber Canada is renewing its commitment to the CBCC and Black Business Direct for another two years.
Black Business Direct is a free, easy-to-access resource for Canadians to search and support local Black-owned businesses across the country. Over the last two years, Black Business Direct has grown to over 1000 listings with new additions every day. CBCC has also made the directory bilingual, introducing a French version of the site.
”Black entrepreneurs are incredible innovators and make a tremendous contribution to the Canadian economy. The directory serves as a powerful tool and contributes in an impactful way to the community’s business ecosystem,” says Michael Forrest, Founder, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce. “This incredible ongoing partnership with Uber Canada creates the opportunity to support Canadian Black-owned companies to be championed and recognised.”
Black Business Direct is part of CBCC’s and Uber’s ongoing partnership to support Canadian Black-owned businesses in the community. During the pandemic, Uber provided $0 Delivery Fees for Black-owned restaurants, and $500 in vouchers for dozens of small-to-medium sized Black-owned businesses in Canada.
“Uber continues to use our global breadth and technology to confront systemic racism and step up as an ally to the communities we serve,” said Laura Miller, Head of Public Policy and Communications. “We are proud to continue our partnership with CBCC on Black Business Direct and support thousands of Black-owned businesses across the country.”
Black entrepreneurs that are interested in having their business featured on Black Business Direct can register at www.blackbusinessdirect.ca.
About the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Black business ecosystem that creates value, collaboration, and opportunities for all firms in our growing community. Incorporated on August 21, 2018, the CBCC provides resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy for Black businesses and entrepreneurs across the country, including access to the global Black diaspora and the mainstream international markets. We promote local and bilateral trade, information and cultural exchange between businesses.