Black History Month: Creating Community

February 2, 2023 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EST)


Join the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, Clarington Board of Trade, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce and Whitby Chamber of Commerce at this incredible Black History Month event. This half-day event will feature tremendous speakers and an opportunity to network. In addition to Isaac Olowolafe and Randell Adjei, a business panel will be on hand to discuss support available to the business community! 

It Takes a Village 

Diverse voices are needed. As a collective we have the power to move from the narrative of simply surviving to THRIVING. To create a new identity because our identity is our destiny. 

Let's reimagine our history, by creating a new identity built upon hope, achievement, contribution and success and serve as a power of example for others in our business community and beyond. It's time to embark on this journey from a place of collaboration, unity and trust, and acknowledge the opulence, achievements and rich contributions of black community business members. 

Join us for an event like no other. An opportunity for all of us, regardless of cultural background to collaborate, share, learn and grow. 


8:00 a.m. Light breakfast / Networking

8:30 a.m. Speaker: Isaac Olowolafe, Dream Maker

9:15 a.m. Business Panel: focusing on existing community ready to support black-owned business and entrepreneurs.

Ross Cadastre, Founder and CEO of Innovative Talent Solutions Inc.

1855 - Isaac Wanzama, Founder and Chief Strategist at geekspeak commerce
BACD - Teresa Shaver, CEO
FACE Coalition - Tiffany Callender, Co-Founder and CEO
Spark Centre - Kristina Svana, Director, Marketing

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break Networking 

10: 40 a.m. Speaker: Randell Adjei, Transformation Speaker and Ontario's first Poet Laureate 

11:40 a.m. Networking 

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Interested in taking on a leadership role at this event? Contact Lorna McGhee at for sponsorship opportunities. 

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Ajax Convention Centre
550 Beck Cres.
Ajax, ON L1Z 1C9 Canada
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February 2, 2023 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EST)
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