Our work and its importance to fight racism
"We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
1. The Canadian Council of Business Leaders against anti-Black Systemic Racism’s mission is to improve the moral or ethical development of the Black community and to promote respect for human rights in accordance with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other domestic human rights laws and international treaties by:
(a) undertaking awareness campaigns for individuals and organizations in the private and public sectors and encouraging them to prevent and combat systemic racism that is affecting Black Canadians;
(b) by organizing and holding public, periodic summits, panels, education events and other initiatives highlighting individuals, groups and organizations that have exhibited exceptional leadership and courage in preventing or combating systemic racism affecting Black Canadians, upholding the rule of law, and/or promoting transparency;
(c) facilitating education, capacity building, debate and discussion through lectures, seminars and presentations on systemic racism affecting Black Canadians and other human rights topics that are open to the public; and
(d) preparing and publicly disseminating reports, recommendations and materials that increase the public’s knowledge about violations of human rights caused by systemic racism affecting Black Canadians;
2. To advance education for members of the public by:
(a) holding public lectures, summits, conferences, seminars and presentations on topics related to systemic racism affecting Black Canadians;
(b) conducting, commissioning and publicly disseminating research, recommendations, and white papers related to the causes, manifestations, and solutions to systemic racism affecting Black Canadians; and
(c) providing publicly available bursaries, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to deserving individuals to pursue post-secondary education and business opportunities;
3. To protect and preserve significant heritage sites and properties by rehabilitating, restoring, developing and maintaining various historic sites and properties in Canada with a view to commemorate such sites and educating the public about the history of Black Canadians;
4.To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to charitable organizations that are also registered charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada); and
5.To do all such other things as are incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the foregoing purposes and to improve the moral or ethical development of the black community and to promote respect for human rights in accordance with the United Nations universal declaration of human rights and other domestic human rights laws and international treaties.