Buy Local from Black-Owned Businesses

When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many black owned businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Black Entrepreneurs of BC businesses keep your community strong!

The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.

Black History month is celebrated in February each year as a way to celebrate and recognize the achievements of Black members of our community and how they have helped shape the world we live in today. We’re celebrating Black awareness month, as a way to focus on the present, and shine a light on the current day contributions that Black-owned businesses make to their communities and the local economy.

Check out the black-owned business directory from our partner Black Entrepreneurs of BC (BC wide).

Other directories that can connect you to black-owned businesses are Afrobiz (BC wide), and Black Business Association of BC (BC wide). 

This campaign was funded by the Government of Canada’s Shop Local Initiative, with funding dispersed through the BC Chamber.

Sponsors & Partners

  • Black Entrepreneurs of BC
  • LOCO BC
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
  • Government of Canada

Businesses

Lulu’s Apron

Lulu’s Apron is a local catering business located on the beautiful Salt Spring Island of the coast of Vancouver Island.  Chef Danya Smith grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, where their household’s three main ingredients were family, friends... Continue reading »

Kasandy

Kasandy is a fair trade store, where customers can buy handmade products made by artisans in Kenya, East Africa as well as local artisans and other groups from around the world. At Kasandy, we are aligning handmade talent from East... Continue reading »

CL Web Developers

CL Web Developers is a Victoria, BC-based company offering design, hosting, SEO, and much more! We share over 40 years of experience and passion working in the technology and marketing industry. We have expertise in many areas including web... Continue reading »

Beet Box Veg

Beet Box Veg serves conscious comfort food. Everything is 100% plant-based, made with locally Beet Box Veg serves conscious comfort food. Everything is 100% plant-based, made with locally sourced ingredients. All... Continue reading »

Kula Kitchen

Kula Kitchen is a plant-based food producer in Vancouver, B.C. They create Afrocentric, plant-based, nutritious food rich in flavour. Kula means eat! which was inspired by the food culture in Kenya, where sharing food with the... Continue reading »

EMKAO Foods

EMKAO Foods produces premium quality, traceable and sustainable cocoa ingredients. These include Vegan 70% Dark Chocolate Chips, Natural Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Husk Tea, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Liquor, and Raw Cocoa Beans. They source their... Continue reading »

Inspire Women’s Fitness

Inspire Women’s Fitness is a community of amazing women; each may have different fitness goals but are seeking some of the same things. Their community is full of women seeking community, support, mental wellness, confidence, strength, safety, fitness... Continue reading »

Miscellany Finds

Miscellany Finds is a thriving Commercial Drive thrift store that offers a warm welcome, fabulous selection and exceptional prices on clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories, housewares, antiques, vintage, retro and one of a kind pieces, books,... Continue reading »

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