Wednesday 21 March 2018

Black on Bay Ball and No Boundaries Conference – active, included and successful

Market Opens - Stephen Weir photo


Next Saturday night the Black on Bay Ball will be held at the Arcadian Court as the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) celebrates 20 years of championing Black excellence in Toronto.
The CAUFP is a member-based resource organization that provides a link between corporations and the black communities through education, information, and programs to facilitate economic empowerment. For the past 20 years, CAUFP has established itself as a catalyst for excellence and for the advancement of Black leaders in the Canadian financial services industry.
“We believe that there should be No Boundaries set for what we should strive to achieve professionally and for the community, or where we can go to achieve success,” said Abdul-Aziz Garuba, the president of CAUFP and Senior Manager, Finance at Royal Bank of Canada. “ The Saturday night ball is an evening of affirmation that our association continues to hold a vision of the Canadian financial services industry where Black people are active, included and successful.” 
The CAUFP is inviting the community to attend the Gala as they celebrate 20 years of championing Black excellence on Bay Street.  This is an unparalleled night of entertainment, socializing and fine dining. 
The evening is hosted by Justice Donald McLeod, Ontario Supreme Court Justice. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Gervan Fearon, President & Vice-Chancellor, Brock University. The evening features a gastronomical dining experience, and stellar performances by: the Oakwood Collegiate Institute Black Symphony Orchestra; the Interpretive Dance Act by Nishauna Phillip and the African Drums Troupe.
The formal gala begins at 7pm the evening of March 24th inside the Arcadian Court. It is an Art Deco event space on the eighth floor of the flagship downtown Toronto The Bay store at 401 Bay Street.
The Gala will also cap off the No Boundaries Conference being held on Friday March 23rd, 2018. CAUFP, in partnership with TD Bank will bring together Black and visible minority business and finance professionals to examine the Future of Finance and learn about pertinent issues and trends affecting the finance industry and finance professions.
For information about the No Boundaries Conference and the Black on Bay Ball, visit For ticket information for the Ball, visit

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Stephen Weir
Black on Bay Ball publicist