Our Programs
Our Programs

"Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life."

- W.E.B. Du Bois  

Annual Report
Annual Report

"Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time."

- Abraham Lincoln


"When you empower a black man, you light up the world."

- Oprah Winfrey


A movement without a vision would be a movement without moral foundation.”
                                                                                    – Nelson Mandela



Changing the Narrative

Established in 2012, 100 Strong is a non-profit organization borne out of the passion and vision of a group of accomplished, professional black men compelled to change the narrative of young African-Canadian black boys as it exists today. Motivated to not only make a difference, they also set about redefining black excellence, and what that looks like, by re-writing the current status quo and creating a new, lasting social commentary with a view to producing strong, ambitious leaders – one young man at a time.

Excellence Without Excuses

With a directed and purposeful vision in place, 100 Strong sets out to break boundaries on views within the African-Canadian community that tend to limit our young black men from reaching above and beyond their current circumstances. 100 Strong believes that when exposed to the possibilities and opportunities available, these young boys’ mindsets are impacted enough to want to change the conversation when shown a culture of professionalism and what that looks like presented as a group of accomplished black Men. The possibilities are endless and they too can become great leaders, but not without sacrifice, integrity, determination and discipline. 

Through the annual Strong Academy summer camp, the boys are not only exposed to the higher echelon of corporate powerhouses, but also taught leadership skills, how to connect and motivate each other, and think constructively while building a brotherhood of trust, honesty and integrity. Together, the boys learn new skills, they are exposed to a wider view of the world and the opportunities available to them, and begin to understand that when education becomes the underlying force, the importance and impact they can make as prospective leaders in their community, both personally and as future mentors to those behind them, creates a legacy of greatness.

Redefining leadership in the eyes of these young black boys makes a big difference when they are caught at an early age, where the impact takes greater effect, and this is the goal of 100 Strong. We exist to demonstrate and hold ourselves accountable at all times to what it truly means to be excellent, and in so doing live by the mantra “Excellence, without excuses“.


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Meet Our Board Members

Board Members
Donald F. McLeod, Chair: Governance & Advancement
Board Members
Ainsworth Morgan, Chair: Strong Academy - Education
Board Members
Marlon Reid, Chair: Finance
Board Members
Gavin Douglas, Finance

100 Strong FACTS

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"My son just finished the 3 weeks in Durham. He was excited to get up every morning. He came home and was engaged in conversations, excited to tell us about his day and encouraged to try new things. I saw my son grow up this summer from a boy to a young man with no limits. I can't thank this program...


I know that our Black community needs this Academy in every city including the Durham District because the public system is failing our Black boys. Too many of our boys are put in the justice system and then into the jail pipeline."


"I attended a meeting for 100 Strong about 2 months ago and the mere idea of this organization is incredible. I was proud to have made friends with one of the founders and to find myself among such company of intelligent, accomplished and selfless black men. What Black Strong accomplishes in its exi...


"Last month I had the distinct pleasure of seeing about 1/2 dozen of these young men deliver words to a wide audience at 5050 Yonge Street. Everyone was impressed by these young men and the 100 Strong Academy!"


"That was easy! Took less than 5 minutes to support this great cause! Thank you for what you do! Consider putting your money where your heart is."

Latest News

We’re Accepting Applications for the 2021 Strong Summer Academy!
May 8, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 11TH, 2021 For more information about the 2021 Strong Summer Academy, click here! To download the Student Application Form, cli...
Corporate Canada Steps Up to Improve Black Excellence
February 25, 2021
The 100 Strong Foundation is proud to announce a number of new corporate partnerships.  A series of financial commitments have been made by CIBC, National ...
2021 Black History Month Event with Balarama Holness
January 25, 2021
100 Strong is proud to welcome Balarama Holness as our keynote speaker to this special event. Balarama Holness in the News: Filming Balarama Holness provide...
Meet Kal Shaw!
November 1, 2017
100 Strong Academy alum and Upper Canada College grad is accepted into the Chemical Engineering program at the elite Princeton University, choosing to forego th...

Contact Us

  • How to contact us:

  • Address: 24 Church Street
  • Phone: xxx.xxxx
  • Email: info@100strong.ca
  • Website: www.100strong.ca

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