EPISODE 147: Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest

Listen and learn about the BEAR initiative from the Ribbon Rouge Foundation

On this episode, our correspondent, Aubrianna Snow, learns about the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (BEAR) initiative and how the philosophy of Ubuntu (meaning: I am because we are) can help us better understand their approach to health equity.

BEAR was founded by the Ribbon Rouge Foundation to strengthen health equity in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. ECF has been honoured to provide funding to help with the initiative’s first three years.

BEAR takes an intersectional approach to securing the health, wealth and wellbeing of the ACB community. They engage with community members, conduct research and mobilize data to create change in health equity.

Find out more about the Black Equity in Alberta Rainforest (BEAR) initiative.
Learn more about Ribbon Rouge Foundation.
Learn more about HIV Edmonton.
Read the article you heard about: What Is the Spirit of Ubuntu? How Can We Have It in Our Lives? (globalcitizen.org)
Check out our blog story about BEAR: Build a Bear