Ways You Can Support The Black Community in Ottawa and Worldwide

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Following the death of George Floyd, protests and long overdue conversations on racism have been sparked worldwide.

In the wake of Floyd's death, many are asking how to support, educate and donate to Black initiatives and organizations both locally and globally. 

Whether it's by attending protests, donating time or money, or dedicating time and space to researching and learning.. there is certainly no shortage of ways to show your solidarity. 

Amplifying Black voices is not only important, it is imperative. 
 
It is time to show up, speak up, and act. 

Below are links of resources and recommendations. 

https://blacklivesmatter.ca/

https://www.naacp.org/

https://www.crrf-fcrr.ca/en/

Black Youth Helpline:  1-833-294-8650   https://blackyouth.ca/

Canadian-specific resources to help you Learn, Act, Give and Follow to take action against racism your community: https://www.quakelab.ca/blog/welcome-to-black-canada-a-resource

READ:
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas
‘When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’ by Patrisse Khan- Cullors and Asha Bandele
‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colourblindness’ by Michelle Alexander
‘Black People Are Tired’ an article by Dawn Stanley

WATCH:
I Am Not Your Negro
When They See Us
13th
Just Mercy
Get Out
The Hate U Give
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Black Power Mixtape
Mississippi Masala
Malcom X


Restaurants and Grocery Stores 
 

Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant 

@fumis_ottawa

 

Baccanalle Caribbean Restaurant 

@baccanalle 

 

African Queen 

Afro-Caribbean Superstore 

2430 Bank St, Unit #17

 

Pili-Pili Chicken 

@pilipiliottawa

 

Rehma’s African and Caribbean Market 

https://m.facebook.com/pg/rhemasmarket/about/ 

 

Island Flava Restaurant

@flava613

 

TINGZ Restaurant + Bar

@tingzrestaurant

 

The Thirsty Maiden Cafe

@thethirstymaiden

www.thethirstymaiden.com

 

Jerk on Wheels

@jerkonwheels613

1533 Merivale Road

 

Island Grill

http://islandgrillrestaurant.ca/

 

Do Good Food

@dogoodfood

www.dogoodfood.ca 

 

Mamita Cuisine 

@cuisinemamita

 

Dyhna (Haitian food takeout)

@dyhna509 

 

D’Afrique Restaurant & Bar 

164 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5J4

 

HeadQuarters (Cafe + Restaurant)

@hqottawa

www.hqottawa.ca

 

JOCO Juice / Faye Beverage (Hibiscus Juice)

@juicejogo

 

Mon Autre Passion (African cuisine)

monautrepassion@gmail.com

@monautrepassion

 

Chef Mia Larebelle 

@chefmialarebelle

chefmia1131@gmail.com 

 

Jerkies Chicken

https://www.jerkieschickenottawa.com/

105 Mann Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 5A4

 

JH’s Kitchen (Local Nigerian Cuisine catering)

@jhskitchenn

 

Fishys Tropical Grill (Jamaican cuisine)

@fishystropicalgrill

http://fishystropicalgrill.com/

 

Over N Above Private Catering

@chef_apple_k

http://www.onaprivate.catering/

 

Habesha

https://www.skipthedishes.com/habesha-restaurant

 

Bagel Run

https://www.thebagelrun.com/

 

Lil’ Negril Island Grilll

@lilnegril

https://www.lilnegril.com/

 

Run 2 Patty

@run2patty

https://run2patty.ca/

 

The Fresh Mango

2559 Innes Road, Unit 2

@thefresh_mango

 

Tipikliz (Carribean restaurant)

@tipiklizottawa

10-4025 Innes Road

 

Irie Green Food Truck (Caribbean Cuisine, vegan)

@iriegreencuisine

4848 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

 


Health, Wellness, Beauty
 

Zumba with Martine Charles (Gatineau) 

https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profile/martine-charles/122810

 

Ottawa Hair Loss Clinic and Wellness 

@ottawahairlossclinicandwellnes (not a typo) 

www.ottawahairlossclinic.com 

 

Curly Hair Designs

@curlyhairdesigns 

 

Strong with Cyd

@strongwithcyd

 

The Cultural Arts Studio 

https://www.culturalartsstudio.com

 

Khalm Fitness

@khalmfitness

 

Zuhuri Beauty

@zuhuribeauty

 

PRESS ON Nails

@elabosseu

 

Beaufused (Vitamin + essential oil products)

@beaufused

www.beaufused.com

 

Nurture with Botanics

@nurturewithbotanics

 

Lotus Flower Om Apothecary 

@lotusfloweromllc

www.lotusflowerom.com 

 

Zumba with Carr

@carrcarrcarr

 

NLS Academy (Soccer)

@nlssocceracademy

https://nlsacademy.org

 

OBG Hair (braiding services)

@obghair

613-263-2080

 

Power Fitness Cardio & Bootcamp

@powerfitnessbootcamp

 

Kelly’s Barber & Salon

@kellysbarbernbeauty

 

HeadQuarters Hair Salon

@hq.hairsalon

 

Ra Lashes (Cruelty-free lashes)

@ralashes_xo

 

LaDinah Glow (Makeup)

@ladinah_glow

 

Healthy & Chic by Losima

@healthy.n.chic

 

Nahomie Kay Hair Extensions

@naomiekayhair 

www.nahomiekhair.com

 

NBG Hair Section (Braidings & Hair)

@inoucoiffe

819-319-1023

 

Anthonia Makeup (makeup, skincare services)

@anthoniamakeup

www.anthoniamakeup.com 

 

I’M LOGiiC (Fashion wear)

@im_logiic

www.imlogiic.com 

 

Keza Beauty (Makeup artist + certified lash technician)

@kezabeauty

 

Meekaa Makeup (Makeup)

@meekaa_29

jemimaumba29@gmail.com

 

Baby Doll Klaws (press-on nail business)

@babydollklaws

 

Novem Extension Studio (custom colour + extensions)

@thewizardofhair

www.novemstudio.ca/book 

 

Mazic Beauty (hair extensions, wigs, and lashes)

@mazicbeauty

 

Fades International

14-1800 Bank Street and 597 Somerset Street West

@fadesinternational

 

RIO Fitness ottawa/Raquel Adeclat (fun Brazilian and Latin online fitness classes)

www.riofitnessottawa.com

Instagram: @getfitwithraquel


 

 


 

Photography and Creative Agencies
 

@DHMPhotography (Check out her project right now in collab with @curlyhairdesigns and @Jehuproductions)

 

Jehu Productions

@jehuproductions

 

Far From Average 

Creative Agency

@hashtagffa

 

Ebony and Ivory Lifestyle 

Event solutions, DJ services 

https://www.facebook.com/EbonyIvoryLifestyle/

 

Debie Design (event decor)

@debie_design

 

360Xpert (Aerial photography and videography)

@360xpert

 

Anaya Arts (Afrocentric minimalist art)

@anaya.arts

linktr.ee/anaya.arts

 

Daisy Souls Photography

@daisysoulsphotography

 

Jonky Art (drawings and paintings)

@jonkyart

 

 


Handmade, Clothing, Gifts
 

@Brownsugarbynk 

Handmade candles, butter, bath salts and self-care gift boxes 

 

Chakou Collection 

https://www.facebook.com/chakoucollection/

 

Pure Joy Creations 

Traditional and contemporary African attire, shoes, purses, jewelry 

613-733-1577

 

Chidima Dezigns 

African inspired home decor, clothing and accessories 

613-797-3031

 

Huguette Couture

Special event attire, upholstery, curtains, decor 

819-639-2133

 

Exotique Blends Day Spa & Natural Skincare

Ottawa home spa and natural products 

https://www.facebook.com/exotiqueblends

 

Carded by: Kashani 

Homemade greeting cards 

(613) 862-5274

 

CHRISTY'S EXOTIC CAKES & PASTRIES

613-698-8468

 

Jesiwa B Fashions

Unique African clothing and accessories 

613-862-8245

 

Rayhma

African inspired apparel 

@rayhmasleek 

 

Lateez Custom Made Apparel 

@lateezsales

 

Fleurdatee.com

@fleurdatee

 

Unavailshop (Buy/Sell/Trade)

@unavailshop

www.unavailshop.com

 

Coloure Culture

@coloureculture_lip

www.coloureculture.com 

 

Crowned Clothing and Apparel

@crownedclothingandapparel

 

AZE Boutique (Afrocentric hand stamped earrings)

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AZEBoutique

@azeboutique24

 

Kai Swimwear (Swimwear made from eco-friendly fabric)

@kaiswimwear__

www.kaiswimwear.ca

 

Waly Access (women/men accessories)

www.walyaccess.com

@walyaccess.com

 

Chez Kwetu by Dawn (textile wall hangings)

@chez_kwetu

 

Rustic & Classics Soaps (all-natural skincare products)

@randcsoaps

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RusticandClassics?ref 

 

Mubanga Jewelry

@mubangastore

www.mubangastore.com 

 

Cakes by Caro

@cakesbycaro

https://www.facebook.com/CakebyCaro/

 

Andy / AKARTS (merch, prints, stickers)

@theakarts

 

VIkky’s Munchies (Homemade snacks i.e. plantain chips, meat pies)

@vikkys_munchies

www.vikkysmunchies.com 

 

Savana Boulevard 

@savanaboulevard

www.savanablvd.com 

 

Glossed.co (vegan & cruelty-free cosmetics)

@glossed.co

www.getglossed.co/shop

 

A Thousand Moods (vegan bodycare products and handmade products)

@athousandmoods

www.athousandmoods.ca 

 

Opal x Amethyst (handmade crystal-infused creations)

@opal.amethyst

 

Curl Love by Anah Peters (natural hair care)

@mycurllove

 

God Given Merch (merchandise store)

@godgivenmerch

 

Adaeze Lingerie (lingerie)

@adaezelingerie

adaezelingerie.wixsite.com/shop/shopping

 

Spalding Design (clothing brand)

@spaldingdesign

 

Tricho Solutions (hair products)

@trichosolutions

www.trichosolutions.com 

 

My Little Sisters Kloset (clothing)

@mylittlesisterskloset

www.mylittlesisterskloset.ca 

 

Saint Lyon Apparel 

@stlyonapparel

www.saintlyon.com

 

Preddy-O (clothing shop)

http://preddyo.com 


 

 


Services
 

Kollies Auto Repair Services Ottawa

613-260-8331

 

The Drop

@the__drop

 

The Diatribe (Podcast)

@thediatribepodcast

 

COMO (community resource for local mama’s of colour and femme folk)

@coloursofmama

 

Brightview Interlock Ottawa (landscaping and Interlock professionals)

@brightviewinterlock

www.brightviewinterlock.com

 

Kwadcast (Health & Wellness podcast by @kwadwo77)

@kwadcast

 

Alpha Decor Ottawa (Party Supply & Rental Shop)

@alpha__decor

 

Coco Leyan (Food blogger) 

@sengibychefcoco

 

Interiors by Nancy K (Interior stylist)

@interiorsbynanck

 

BNG (Build the Next Gen for startups and entrepreneurs)

@buildthenextgen

www.buildthenextgen.com

 

To Get Hired (resume building and interview prep)

@togethired

www.togethired.com 

 

Elevating Women Foundation (NGO for education and economic empowerment)

@elevatingw_foundation

www.facebook.com/ElevatingF

 

Bring it Daily Health and Performance Coaching

@bringitdaily

www.bringitdaily.com 

 

TM Window Tinting

@tmtinting

https://www.facebook.com/tm.tinting/

 

Wish Photobooth 

@wishphotobooth

 

Melior Me Services (Professional development services)

@meliorme.services

www.meliorme.com 

 

Pathway to Purpose (College prep flashcards)

@pathway_to_purpose

www.pathwaytopurposenyc.com/flashcards