This report, commissioned by the Afro-Caribbean Business Network, sheds light on the business and workplace landscape faced by the Black community in Ontario, particularly in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship, and access to resources. Through data analysis and consultation, this report identifies key challenges and opportunities for Black businesses and workers.
While Black Ontarians in the workforce have nearly identical levels of education, the findings of this report highlight significant disparities between Black workers and their non-Black counterparts in Ontario. Black workers are disproportionately represented in lowpaying jobs, underrepresented in management positions and make 50% less than their white male counterparts in certain fields even when holding advanced degrees.
Additionally we found, Black women face a double disadvantage, facing both racial and gender discrimination.
The report also identified the need for increased government monitoring and reporting of Black employment figures, as well as advocacy groups forming coalitions to lobby for equity in hiring and promotion