Carla Beauvais has made diversity and inclusion her priorities. As a columnist and social entrepreneur, she has campaigned for more than 20 years for better representation for Black and marginalized communities, as well as for their liberation. To better equip her clients and enable them to deploy inclusive best practices, she obtained a Diversity & Inclusion certificate with merit from New York’s prestigious Cornell University. She has been driven by a desire to create environments that are more inclusive, to liberate people in minority positions.
Named among the 100 personalities of the year by The Montreal Gazette in 2015 for her involvement with Black History Month, her views and articles have been quoted and published in several publications, including La Presse, Journal Métro, Le Devoir, The Montreal Gazette, The Huffington Post, and magazine Challenges. She has also been interviewed by programs like Tout le monde en parle, and outlets such as CBC/Radio-Canada, RDI, TVA, among many others.
Since 2009, she has orchestrated and coordinated the development and organization of Black History Month. Her involvement has enabled the organization to not only carve out a place for itself in Montreal’s socio-cultural landscape, but also to raise awareness and engage with major partners, such as TD Bank, Héma-Québec, Radio-Canada, Place des Arts, Opéra de Montréal, Phi Centre, Théâtre Duceppe, as well as all levels of government, including federal, provincial, and municipal officials.
She is the co-founder of Fondation Dynastie (2016), the organization behind Gala Dynastie—an event that pays tribute to creators’ achievements in the culture and media industries.
In 2019, she co-founded 0rijin Village, an initiative that promotes the Buy Black movement, and Unite & Prosper, to support entrepreneurs as they transition online and help Black communities thrive.
Carla regularly shares her opinions on social issues and current affairs through her column in Journal Métro and at RDI Économie, as a member of Gérald Fillion’s board on program Zone Économie. She also sits on the board of directors of the Véro & Louis Foundation.
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