About the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA):
Founded in 1983, the mission of the BBPA, a charitable organization, is to advance Canada’s Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs supporting business and professional excellence, higher education, and economic development. The BBPA represents the interests of Black Businesses and Professionals throughout Canada and is involved in advocacy, training, communications and leadership development. The BBPA presents the annual Harry Jerome Awards, the BBPA National Scholarships, and the National Black Business Convention (NBBPC). For more information, please visit the BBPA at www.bbpa.org.
About Little Jamaica Eglinton Avenue West
Little Jamaica, a BBPA In the Community Initiative, has partnered with the city of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture Division, the Confronting Anti Black Racism Unit and other partners to foster the development of this vibrant Eglinton West enclave. Eglinton Avenue W., from Keele Street in the west to Marlee Avenue in the east, known as Little Jamaica, is considered one of Toronto’s many exciting ethnic communities. It features a city laneway named “Reggae Lane.”