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Register for our second online event and you will be entered into a draw to win a prize to support your entrepreneurial work!

The Youth Village is responsible for developing, leading and expanding opportunities for intergenerational conversations among black entrepreneurs. Our aim is to cultivate a network of entrepreneurs from different generations that can support each other in establishing and growing successful businesses, expanding their networks, increasing each other’s competence and strengthening Afrocentric cultural identity through community building activities and bidirectional knowledge exchange.

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Community conversation for Black entrepreneurs to build connections and learn more about local and global market opportunities.

We are thrilled to announce the Youth Village, in partnership with Afro-Caribbean Business Network (ACBN), is hosting their second of three FREE events. This online event will focus on sharing insights on national and global market trends and opportunities. It will provide networking time for you to connect with other entrepreneurs. Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or are an established business owner, this event is for you!

Gain insights on local and global market opportunities from Moses Richu, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company to support your entrepreneurial aspirations. He has a wealth of experience in early stage venture investing, entrepreneurship, banking, the public sector and global energy & materials practices.

  • Build connections and networks to start or grow your own business;
  • Learn more about local and global market opportunities;
  • Grow through intergenerational knowledge exchange with other Black entrepreneurs; and,
  • Win prizes!


The first 40 people to register will be entered into a draw to win* a prize to support your entrepreneurial work.

Black Generations United: Exploring Global Opportunities will provide an all-Black space for intergenerational conversations among young and mature Black entrepreneurs in southern Ontario to strengthen an ecosystem of Black entrepreneurs.


Over the next 3 years Youth Village plans to economically empower the African diaspora living in Canada through our series of programs, events and other resources promoting and foster authentic and meaningful intergenerational exchange. 

If you would like to be a part of our journey, sign up for our insiders list and join the village!



Moses Richu

McKinsey Engagement Manager - MBA

Moses is an Engagement Manager in the Toronto office of McKinsey & Company, with experience within the Banking, Public Sector, and Global Energy & Materials practices. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr Richu had experience in East-Africa focused early stage venture investing as well as entrepreneurship. He has a lasting commitment to ultimately growing the African continent through business.


Khalil Dorival

Wellness Coach

Khalil Dorival is a Mental Wellness Coach, Author, Spiritual Leader, Facilitator and Invisible Hero Awarded by Toronto Police Services & Child Care Services. 

He is the Founder of Khalil Dorival Enterprise (KDE). An organization dedicated to addressing the social and economical barriers that youth encounter through Mental Wellness workshops.

His phenomenal drive and determination has pushed him to become an influential leader in his community. Having grown up in an at-risk neighborhood with divorced parents, it wasn’t a surprise when Khalil got in trouble with the law, hung out with wrong friends, had scholastic troubles, and struggled with financial obstacles. In the midst of his shortcomings and mistakes he challenged himself to grow spiritually, mentally, physically – resulting in a successful turn around of his life.

His major goal is to inspire people to love themselves and in return love others. Known for his enthusiastic energy, Khalil is able to translate the trials and tribulations of life into relevant principles and coaching opportunities. His biggest dream is to impact the world globally by giving back to people what God and many mentors have invested in him. On his journey to success and personal well-being, his sole desire is to change lives, sowing seeds of hope and teachings to bring out the best in people



Aliya Allen-Valley


Aliya Allen-Valley, MSPH holds a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University, and a Master of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She currently works as a Policy Advisor in the child and youth mental health sector in Toronto, and is passionate about health equity and about creating spaces where people can come together to share and learn in community. Through her work and initiatives, Aliya seeks to utilize communication, advocacy, and collaboration as tools through which to improve healthcare outcomes for women in the Caribbean and in the diaspora.


Daimon Nurse

B.Sc., MBA

Daimon Nurse is a digital marketer passionate about helping small and medium enterprises reach their full marketing potential and achieve their business goals. This has led to a career spanning almost ten years of experience in strategizing and executing multi-million dollar marketing campaigns for global brands such as

Fairmont Hotels, Gildan and American Apparel. Daimon has a Master’s degree in Small and Medium Enterprise Management from The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, University of the West Indies and a Bachelor’s Degree Geomatics also from the University of the West Indies. He also holds numerous certifications in social media management and digital analysis.

FAAB Inc. has been hired by the Youth Village to organize the Intergenerational Conversations Project and are supporting the tech needs for the event, Black Entrepreneurs: Generations United.

They are a small consulting agency that supports non-profit organizations explore new opportunities and add bandwidth to bring strategic initiatives over the finish line through management consulting.

FAAB Inc. specialize in youth engagement, play-based learning and gender equality. While they are not members of the Black community, they are passionate about supporting equity and entrepreneurship in Canada.

In 2017, Jodi-Ann Campbell, Chris-Beth Cowie, Derrick Fagan, Darren Green, Ryan Knight, Ray McMillan, and Keisha Wallace had the idea to create a business network for the Black community that would bridge the economic gap for Black entrepreneurs.

From that idea came the Afro-Caribbean Business Network. ACBN’s objective is to provide Black businesses with the resources they need to start, grow and scale up. Their goal is to ensure that businesses are prosperous—and part of the fabric of Canadian business for years to come.

Their network encourages the pursuit of entrepreneurship and developing connections to help business owners stay engaged during their entrepreneurial journey and leave a lasting legacy.

Mindset for Entrepreneurial Success

Sep 21st, 2022   |   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

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