Toronto, Ontario – The Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) is thrilled to announce RBC Future Launch as title sponsor for our 33rd National Conference, which will be held February 15–18, 2024, in downtown Toronto. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to empowering the next generation of Black lawyers by enhancing personal and professional development opportunities and fostering an inclusive legal community.
“We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with RBC Future Launch to deliver what we anticipate to be the largest conference in our history,” said Husoni Raymond, National President of BLSA Canada. “Their support of the conference is an embodiment of our theme, ‘As We Rise: We Lift,’ which emphasizes the importance of community support and collective advancement.”
The BLSA Canada National Conference, known as a flagship event for the Black legal community, is anticipated to host over 600 attendees this year. The conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional development, offering Black law students a platform to build essential legal skills, create lasting connections, and contribute meaningfully to their communities.
“RBC Future Launch’s enhanced support of the conference will go a long way to ensure it remains accessible to every Black law student who wishes to attend,” said Adjoa Osei-Yeboah, National Conference Chair. "I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the RBC Future Launch team to deliver a dynamic conference that will positively impact all those in attendance and provide our members with the skills needed to excel and make meaningful contributions to the legal profession and beyond.”
BLSA Canada expresses sincere gratitude to RBC Future Launch for its continued commitment to the empowerment and success of Black law students. Together, we are poised to change the face of the legal profession and equip our members with the tools, knowledge, and networks needed to excel in their careers and tackle some of the pressing issues affecting our communities.
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National President, BLSA Canada
For more information on BLSA Canada, please visit blsacanada.com
For more information on RBC Future Launch, please visit rbc.com/en/future-launch
About RBC Future Launch
RBC Future Launch is a multi-year commitment by RBC to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. The program focuses on providing access to meaningful employment through work-integrated learning, developing skills required by employers, and investing in mental well-being resources.
About BLSA Canada
The Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) is a national student-run organization committed to supporting and enhancing academic and professional opportunities for Black law students in both official languages. Through mentorship initiatives, scholarship programs, and discussions on legal policy issues, BLSA Canada aims to promote increased representation of Black students in law schools and facilitate their success in the legal profession.