The deadline to apply to partner with the City to conduct targeted market analysis to better understand issues faced by Black-led businesses has been extended to Sunday, September 26, 11:59 p.m. Details about the opportunity are outlined below.


The Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy is a concrete 20-year plan that focuses on housing stability, services access, transit equity, food access, the quality of jobs and incomes, and systemic change.

The 2019-2022 Term Action Plan was unanimously adopted by City Council on November 26, 2019.

Call for Applicants

The City of Toronto is seeking to partner with an eligible applicant to conduct a targeted market analysis to better understand supply and demand in the Black-led  business space, to identify key barriers faced by Black-led businesses seeking to engage in social procurement, and to design user-focused resources to address gaps identified. This work will support greater participation by Black-led and other diverse businesses in social procurement activities.

Please review the application guidelines and the evaluation criteria prior to filling out and submitting an application form to ensure eligibility.

Grant Information Session

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Learn more about the Strategy and its 17 recommendations.

Lived Experience Advisory Group

LEAG members work with the City and community partners to address Poverty Reduction Strategy actions.

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The Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy is grounded in broad, inclusive and continued community engagement.

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