Our mission Accelerate wealth creation among Blacks

IBEF was born from the deep conviction that Black people, whatever their origins, can and must appropriate their economic power. We believe that Black African and Afro-descendant populations can create an economic force. Let us imagine that the Black fact is irremediably associated with prosperity from now on.

IBEF is an apolitical organization entirely dedicated to the development and economic enrichment of African and Afro-descendant people. This platform aims to address the financial issues and problems experienced by Black people both locally and internationally by creating a collaborative space for individuals, organizations, elected officials and businesses.

Our objectives:

“I say pull the chain and pull up the anchor and go, for this is a good time" –

Anthony Phelps (Haïti)

An Economic Force

The International Black Economic Forum (IBEF) is an action think tank aimed to improve, accelerate and empower Black communities around the world.

IBEF promotes the economic and social development of Black communities and provides solutions to the economic issues that Black people may experience at the local, national and international levels.


Recipient of the Startup Canada 2018 Entrepreneur Support Award

The International Black Economic Forum has won Startup Canada’s 2018 Regional and National Entrepreneur Support Award. The national prize was awarded on October 18 during the ceremony of the 5th edition of the Startup Canada awards, which highlight the success and excellence of Canada’s entrepreneurial and innovative community.

This award aims to recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence in promoting Canadian entrepreneurship through their leadership, innovation and influence. The award is given to academic institutions, government agencies, or a not-for-profit company.