Sponsored: Pan-African Credit Union 

Prize: $50 Sobeys Gift Card 

In this panel discussion, we will discuss the emerging "Black Renaissance" in business and community. We will discuss this new outlook on the Black condition and how we grow, protect, and maintain this new Renaissance in Black Excellence. This panel discussion features the Chair of the Pan-African Credit Union, two leaders of the BlackNorth Initiative and business owners from Canada and the US.

Welcome message:Michael ForrestFounder & Chairman

Panel Moderator:Doug Minter, Management ConsultantCanadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Panel Guests:

  • Ivor Christopher, Pan-African Credit Union

  • Patricia DeGuire, BlackNorth Initiative

  • Muna Mohammed, Ethnic Food Incubator Participant

  • Douglas Mapp, Learning Rx

  • Maurice Mattis, CBCC Propel Mastermind Participant

  • Dahabo Ahmed-Omer, BlackNorth Initiative

Michael Forrest

Founder & Chairman

Panel Moderator:

Doug Minter, Management Consultant

Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Patricia DeGuire

Co-Chair of Mentorship & Sponsorship Committee and a Member of the Board of Directors of the BlackNorth Initiative. She is a founder of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

Douglas Mapp

Learning Rx 

Certified cognitive professional, He helps individuals think differently in life-impacting ways and directs companies to harness brain power for better performance and higher outcomes

Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

BlackNorth Initiative

inaugural Executive Director & accomplished policy advisor and human rights advocate

Maurice Mattis

Former Crown Attorney with experience working at Guns and Gang Special Prosecution Unit in Toronto.

a member of the Legal Aid Serious Crime Panel and participant in the CBCC Propel Mastermind Program 

Muna Mohammad

Founder, Coffee Connoisseur & Proud Participant of the CBCC Ethnic Food Incubator

Ivor Christopher

Pan-African Credit Union Founder & Chairman & Treasurer of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce