Black
Cultural
Society

Of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

COURTSIDE

BLACK CULTURE BURSARY

The Courtside Black Culture Bursary presents a $1000 award (each) to three Black Prince Edward Island students annually to help defray post-secondary education costs. The Bursary is awarded based on the demonstrated financial need of the recipient, volunteer experience, extra-curricular involvement, and community service. Because this bursary prioritizes financial need, applicants must complete the Financial Need Section of the bursary application. All information submitted with the bursary application is treated as sensitive and confidential.

"Courtside is a business that wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Black culture. Over the past year we’ve watched, listened, and continue to learn more about how serious a problem racism and inequity are in our society. Social issues can’t just be about a social media post or hashtag. Moving forward, we will further educate ourselves and be a positive force and role model when it comes to social justice. With this in mind, my wife and I have decided to create the Courtside Black Culture Bursary Fund. Starting this 2021-2022 academic year, we will award three Black students who demonstrate financial need, community support and involvement , and leadership qualities with a $1,000 bursary. Full details on requirements and application will be shared through the Black Cultural Society of PEI."

Nathan Clark - Owner/Operator of Courtside Sneakers

Black Cultural Society PEI

Our Focus

VISION

Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, promoting racial equity, and creating partnerships that will assist in 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 descendant
  • 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. 

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Community Needs Assessment Survey

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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 Directory Registration

Building and supporting community comes in many different forms. Economic empowerment is a vital component. So let’s be intentional. Let’s invest in our community.