Helping Black Communities Make Informed Health Care Decisions

The Foundation for Black Communities (FFBC) recognizes that the deep mistrust of healthcare systems and government intentions related to a history of anti-Black racism have been key obstacles to addressing distrust of COVID-19 vaccines among Black communities.

In 2021, FFBC partnered with the Government of Canada, the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Calgary Foundation, and the Vancouver Foundation to roll-out community-based vaccine literacy efforts that addressed vaccine hesitancy among Black communities in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

With the grants, community partners hosted in-person and online events featuring health specialists and subject matter experts to better support Black community members to make informed decisions around the COVID-19 vaccines.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Literacy Campaign offered financial support in the form of $10,000 grants to over 15 Black-led, Black-serving and Black-focused organizations in Alberta and British Columbia to:

Share Information

FFBC is here to share information and organize dialogue sessions for local residents on topics related to COVID-19 vaccines, public health measures, and disinformation.

Support Black Communities

We want to support the generation and dissemination of culturally appropriate digital content on COVID-19 vaccines, public health measures, and disinformation.

Engage Influential People

Engage key influencers and trusted voices, including faith leaders, to share content and information through communication platforms most appropriate for their respective communities.

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