WOCDC is all about making a positive impact in our community. Whether it's hosting social events to encourage networking and building connections, collaborating with local community organizations and small businesses, or raising awareness on important issues, we are committed to making meaningful contributions to Durham Region, Canada.
Here's a look at our impact so far:
Built a Community of 2000+ People
In under two years of operations and have made meaningful connections with Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour living in or connected to Durham Region.
Launched Our First Holiday Campaign (Five Days of Giveaways)
And supported six local BIWOC businesses.
Raised Over $2000
In community donations to support our programs and initiatives.
Featured on Community Radio and Podcasts
Including Durham Riot Radio, Learn with Lels, Leaders in Colour, and the Unapologetic podcast by Brock Women in Business.
Collaborated With 15+ Community Organizations
Including the Aids Committee of Durham, Durham College, Community Development Council of Durham, The Parkwood Estate, The Villij, and more.
Hosted Our First Virtual Workshop
In collaboration with a local entrepreneur to facilitate a discussion around cultural food and demonstrated how to make a delicious meal.
Hosted 4 Virtual Confabs
And engaged with a total of 54 participants in a curated safer space for community members.
Lead 9 Live Community-Care Sunday Conversations
Using Instagram Live to collaborate with community leaders and encourage self-care.
Launched 3 HUE Photo Sessions
With the goal of highlighting the beauty of Durham Region and the beauty within Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour.
Hosted 5 Events
Like our sold out launch event and four collaborative events in an effort to create more opportunities for community connection and engagement.
Launched 1 Drop-in Focus Group and 1 Community Survey
To encourage BIWoC in Durham Region to have their say and help them be a part of our community development process.