2023-2025 Strategic Plan
PRIORITY AREA 1
Partner with groups for funding and resources and with those already doing relevant work
Diversify funding for Future Black Female from current status to include more sustainable and local sources
Secure charitable status
Increase number and types of partnerships from current status
MEET THE TEAM
Our Board of Directors
Renée, currently BOD Chair, is deeply passionate about literacy, education and the importance of life-long learning. Over the years, she has been actively involved in various mentorship programs and has been an advocate and enthusiastic supporter of black female youth and young BIPOC adults, helping them to secure the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to succeed in their personal and professional lives. She has facilitated financial and economic literacy programs for elementary and high school students, challenging them to consider the benefits of staying in school as well as pursuing both formal and informal post-secondary education.
Zintiat is a student at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University). Zintiat works as a Case Manager with over 4 years in the Social Work field. As a previous international student, there were so many challenges that Zintiat faced and she joined FBF to help support young black females like herself to have access to the support and services that she never had.
Shawna-Kay is a strategic and creative communications professional with almost 15 years of experience in journalism and communications. As a communications professional she operates from a global perspective creating awareness and telling the stories and truths of non-profits, governments and government agencies/departments, and private sector companies. If she wasn’t working in PR, she would probably be in academia or policy development working on gender and development – where a little piece of her heart still lives, fuelling her interest to support FBF.
Nicole is a passionate youth and community development/engagement professional with over 7 years' experience working in these spaces in Canada. Hailing from the beautiful island of Jamaica, Nicole believes in the power of empowering youth and more specifically Black Female youth, which is the main reason for being a part of FBF. “If I wasn't working in non-profit space I would be focusing on conducting research and working with initiatives that promote gender equality”. My dream job would be to work with UNFPA;I have a deep rooted love for gender and development and love the fact that FBF allows me to delve just a little in this area.
Licensed as a lawyer in Nigeria, and Ontario, Canada, UnyimeAbasi has over a decade experience in legal and regulatory policy research and analysis as well as in program and policy formulation, management, evaluation and reporting. She has expertise in and a passion for applying feminist and GBA+ lenses to policies and programs.
Temi is a recent Brock University graduate, receiving her Bachelor of Honours in Medical Sciences. As a young black woman, Temi understands that youth have the power to make changes in society. She has used her experiences in life to be an example for young women and develop initiatives within her community. During her time in undergrad, Temi founded the first Physicians for Human Rights Chapter in Canada and served as the President for two years. In addition, she worked with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences to develop the first-ever BIPOC Students Townhall.
Evelyn is a CPA who has held various financial management roles in the Canadian Federal Public Service. Evelyn has always had a passion for the issues that affect the outcomes of racialized youth and young adults and as a result, has volunteered, worked with and mentored these populations in various community based organizations as well as in her professional career to improve these outcomes. Future Black Female aligns with this passion as it provides support and services to young black females.
Devonie is a Jamaican student passionate about digital product and user experience design , who advocates for Black women's intersectionality, aiming to empower and create spaces for future generations.
From Benin, I now reside in Canada currently working in programme management. I joined FBF because there is an pressing need for safe spaces that promote young Black women’s empowerment. My passions: financial education, music, dance, travel and life!