We are a network, and our network is more than just a business- we are quite literally a community.
Those in our community support each other, encourage each other, and uplift each other in the way that a family should. What makes our community special is the culture, authenticity, and passion behind what we do. Our volunteers are truly the pulse behind TVOC, and for that, all of our members should be proud. Thank you to everyone on our internal team and to the individuals and organizations that support us.
You are the ones that make this network real.
We are in this together, and above all, we move.
TVOC Network stands for The Voice of Community. We are a collaborative coalition of individuals, community organizations, local businesses, and professional associations. We come together as a collective for one purpose: helping our community, locally and abroad.
TVOC Network is a grassroots community organization committed to unifying and uplifting the Black diaspora through charity, socio-educational programs, media-related events, and both professional and social networking.
WHERE & WHEN
TVOC Network started in April 2019 with just one individual. Since then, we have grown exponentially. Originating in Toronto, Canada, our network is currently working on expansion into the United States and the Caribbean. As our community continues to grow globally, we project expansion into all continents by 2025.
Wherever our community is, we have the responsibility to go.
We acknowledge there is an issue with the way our community interacts with each other. This issue comes from the generational trauma of Black social history. The Black community, being so resilient in survival mode, became convinced there is no room to be vulnerable with each other. This lack of vulnerability leaves no room for authentic voices to shine through, thus creating a breakdown in the communication and relationships of our people.
This has lead to devastating societal impacts.
In March of 2019, the passing of a cherished global community member served as a catalyst to realizing the value of community. The birth of two organizations occurred resulting in the creation of TVOC Network. These organizations, a non-profit & corporation respectively, came together to serve one common goal: the restoration of our community and the voices within it.
In doing so, a domino effect begun to create a network of individuals coming together to form a collective coalition.
1) Pinpoint Challenges: We hear directly from community members via integrated media platforms. We use creativity to conduct qualitative research about the experiences of the Black diaspora. We report internally on the hindrances creating obstacles for growth in our community. We place emphasis on finding solutions for issues related to the advancement of education and the relief of poverty.
2) Provide Connection: We acknowledge that gaps in service exist, and we take purposeful steps to draw awareness to the needs of our community. We diligently capture the voices within our community and recognize the needs of our people. We act as a referral agency to complement neighbourly community organizations and service providers. We collaborate with the community to connect our members to professionals, tradesmen, charitable services, local businesses, financial opportunities, & more. We connect our members to a greater global platform to ease systemic and/or oppressive barriers. We connect global communities.
TVOC Network has corporate & charitable interests.
Our vision includes serving and empowering the Black diaspora, while simultaneously providing a platform and a network for our global community members.
The Voice of Community Inc. and The Voice of Community Foundation jointly commit to uplifting and unifying the Black community by serving, empowering, networking, and providing a platform to those in our community through collaboration.
In line with our values, the priority is to ensure the narratives within our community are heard.
Authenticity - Collaboration - Responsibility
Leadership - Unity - Healing - Integrity