UPlift Black is a social impact agency working to UPlift the Black community who live in Simcoe County. Our work is culturally based and anchored in 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusivity striving to achieve the ultimate goal of racial equity through a conscious and UPlifted community..
UPlift Black would like to acknowledge that our organization is based on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, which includes the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The local bands consist of the Chippewa Tri-Council, who are made up of Beausoleil First Nation, Georgina Island First Nation, and Rama First Nation. We would also like to acknowledge the Wendat Nation (Huron) who occupied these lands prior to the middle of the 17th century. Today, this land is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
UPlift BLACK in Action
Donations for the Black Youth Care Packages from Indigo.
Donations of books, toys, sports equipment and personal care items for the Youth Care Package Project in 2020 were given by organizations and individuals and sorted at Drors in Barrie by many volunteers.
June 25th, 2020
Choosing Bikes for Youth at Firebird in Barrie
Bicycles were generously paid for by donation to the Youth Care Package Project 2020 and purchased at Firebird in Barrie.
UPlift Black at Sonder Studios Holiday Market
Ramona and Jess at Sonder Studios
Emancipation Day Fundraiser was a success! Thanks to all of our supporters.
Emancipation Day Fundraiser in support of UPlift Black.
Check out our YouTube channel to view the show!
August 1, 2021
Harambee! Let’s come together and celebrate the Fall!
Halloween Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 31st 2-8pm
Adinkra Farm, New Lowell
Live Performances, Food Vendors, Art Display featuring work by Black Artists of Simcoe County and Storytelling around a fire!
Open Air Dunlop
UPlift Black joined the Barrie Downtown BIA for Open Air Dunlop over the summer.
Garden Plots in Bradford and Barrie
UPlift Black Wellness Garden Plot Project was a success! Thank you to our volunteers!
UPlift Black News
UPlift Black stands with Krystal Brooks and against all forms of hate With heavy hearts, we once again release a statement condemning hatred. Krystal Brooks, an Indigenous woman and Ontario Green Party candidate for North Simcoe, was the victim of a targeted attack...
UPlift Black Advocacy and Accountability Council calls for continued vigilance, support after deadly attack by white supremacist in Buffalo, NY Like many others, we were horrified to see the news about the mass shooting rooted in white supremacy that targeted Black...
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