The NBA Foundation Grants $500K to Toronto Organization “CEE Centre” To Build Economic Prosperity Among Black Canadian Youth

Deangela Provo knows what it means to play on an unlevel playing field.

“I think that some of the barriers Black youth are facing when it comes to finding employment — and meaningful employment at that — is resources,” the 17-year-old told Global News.

The Toronto teen is one of many Black youths facing social and economic barriers in Canada — barriers that advocates say are rooted in systemic racism. “A lot of communities lack the resources and the accessibility for youth — sometimes it may be distance or affordability, if there are fees involved.”

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