George Brown, Onyx Initiative partner to support Black student community

October 23, 2020

George Brown College has partnered with the Onyx Initiative, an organization that was launched to increase Black Canadian corporate representation through mentorship, coaching, and online career skills training. Statistics Canada data shows an underrepresentation of Black Canadians with postsecondary degrees in higher paying occupational groups, a key issue which The Onyx Initiative aims to address. “The disproportionate challenges Black students face in accessing corporate Canada is an enduring and pervasive issue,” said Kizzy Bedeau, Director of the Community Partnerships Office at George Brown. “We recognize this is a concerning issue and we are committed to helping change the employment outcomes of Black students by contributing to the dialogue, strategies and solutions that promote Black student success and their economic sustainability.” George Brown (ON)