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How We Are Governed

Future Black Female (FBF) is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors.


Future Black Female publishes its annual general meeting (AGM) reports and strategic plans for the coming years. More information can be found below.

2023-2025 Strategic Plan


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

Strategic Plan


Our Board of Directors

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.


Diyana is a recent graduate of Political Science and International Relations from the University of Calgary. Diyana currently sits as the Co-Chair in the Neighbors Grant of Calgary Foundation where she looks to enhance the experience of Calgarians in Calgary. Her interests in helping immigrant and refugee youth resulted in her working for over 4 years with Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth. Lastly, Diyana aspires to pursue a law degree and is yet to decide what area she would like to focus on.


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!


Ruby is a CPA Auditor from Montreal, Canada. Born of Ghanaian parents, she has always felt passionate about helping and motivating young black girls. She strives to become the person she needed when she was a confused black teenager. Ruby sits on the FBF board within the Stewarship team.


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.


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.


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