BCSPEI News

COURTSIDE BLACK CULTURE BURSARY - APPLY NOW!

The Courtside Black Culture Bursary is NOW OPEN. Apply for one of three $1000 awards available to Black post-secondary students on Prince Edward Island.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2023

(Check back in September for the 2024 applications.)

WE'RE HIRING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2024!

Black Cultural Society of PEI is looking to fill five positions to support our Black History Month 2024 programming goals. Available positions are: Graphic Designer, Marketing & Communications Officer, Social Media Content Creator/Coordinator, Photographer, and Videographer. If you’ve got the right skills and a passion for #BuildingCommunity, then click the link to learn more.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

ATLANTIC BLACK POLICY CONFERENCE 2023

The Atlantic Black Policy Conference is a representation of Black community-led and policy informed programming in Atlantic Canada, with an agenda that will be applicable to institutions that navigate and carry-out policies pertaining to Black communities. The aim of the ABPC is to build upon existing knowledge, and highlighting the advocacy surrounding policy development and implementation.

The Conference will he held on April 28-30, 2023 at the Delta Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI. The theme for 2023 is Reimagining our Traditions through Black Communities in the Atlantic.

COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

We need help from community members like you. Fill out the community needs assessment survey and let us know where we need to focus our attention.

SKILLS INVENTORY QUESTIONNAIRE

Are you interested in getting involved with the Black Cultural Society of Prince Edward Island? If you are and have a particular skill set or knowledge base that  could be useful in building up the Island’s Black community, let us know.

BLACK BUSINESS & CREATORS DIRECTORY REGISTRATION

Building and supporting community comes in many different forms. Economic and creative empowerment are vital components. So let’s be intentional. Let’s invest in our community. Click below to register for either the Black Business Directory, or the Black Creators Directory (or both!).

Our Focus

VISION

Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, promoting racial equity, and creating partnerships that will assist in the development and success of the Black community in PEI

MISSION

With love: to serve, uplift, advocate for resources, and provide services to protect and strengthen the development of PEI’s Black community.

GOALS

  • Support actions designed to improve and enhance the quality of life for the Black community of Prince Edward Island. (African descent, Caribbean descent, Latin American Descent, descendants of historical Black Islanders)
  • Deliver services, programs, and initiatives to promote and advance racial understanding on behalf of people of African descent
  • Create strategic partnerships with organizations and institutions to address systemic racism and social inequalities

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King Jr.