BlackMINT

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Tel: (416) 732-1836
Address: 2525 St. Clair Avenue West, Suite #210 Toronto Ontario



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About

BlackMINT is dedicated to increasing Black representation in the technology workforce. Black people are 3.5% of the Canadian population but make up only 2.6% of the tech workforce, indexing lower than any other ethnicity in Canada. The demand for tech professionals is increasing, and Black tech professionals make up a sector of this industry that is far too small.

BlackMINT champions diversity in the technology industry by empowering Black youth with the tools to develop professionally, build connections and stay inspired throughout their academic careers. Our mission is to mentor Black youth, provide them with practical skills, career advice, and the help that they need to become confident, career-focused leaders in technology.

Now, more businesses are pursuing a diverse workforce because a diverse workforce brings varied perspectives. Different experiences help businesses make better-informed decisions, increase revenue, and lead to higher retention rates.

Program Description

BlackMINT offers on-going mentorship for Black high school students. Students are matched with a mentor who works in technology, and they have monthly connections to cover topics that include: academic success, picking courses, building confidence and dealing with failure. Mentors provide mentees with resources tailored to the interest of the mentees.

Areas of Focus
  • One to one
Ages of Mentees
  • 11-15
  • 16-18
Special Populations
  • Other
Black students

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