We are more than just a business or a nonprofit. We are a network, 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 members are the pulse behind TVOC, and for that, we should all be proud. Thank you to everyone on our team and to the individuals and organizations that support us. 

You are the ones that make this community real.

We are in this together, and above all, we move.

With love,

 

CN

WHO

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.

 

 

WHAT

 

TVOC Network is a community organization committed to unifying and uplifting the Black diaspora through real estate development, agriculture, charity, socio-educational programs, wellness tourism, media, social events, video production, and professional networking. 

 

WHERE & WHEN

TVOC Network was created in April 2019. 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 the diaspora is, we have the responsibility to go.

WHY

TVOC began when key members realized there was an issue with how 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.

A mission quickly formed, and in doing so a domino effect ensued, creating a coalition of individuals and organizations. We now have friends in all disciplines that work together strategically for the common good of our community.

Together, we form The Voice of Community Network.

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HOW

 

First, we hear directly from our members via integrated media platforms. We then conduct qualitative research about experiences of the Black diaspora. We place emphasis on creating conversations surrounding advancement of education, wellness, poverty relief, and personal growth for the Diaspora, then take purposeful steps to draw awareness in our community surrounding these issues. In doing so we capture the voices within our community and recognize the needs of our people.

 

TVOC places emphasis on finding solutions related to the systemic oppression of our people. While reporting internally on the obstacles for growth within our community, we acknowledge that gaps in service do exist.

In response to this, we also act as a referral agency to complement neighbourly community organizations and service providers. We collaborate with third parties to connect our members to professionals, tradesmen, charitable services, local businesses, financial opportunities, & more. This allows us to connect global communities, thus connecting our members to a greater global platform which in turn eases systemic and/or oppressive barriers.

VISION

Our vision is to uplift and empower our community through networking while simultaneously creating and connecting a healthy global diasporic community.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Voice of Community commits to unifying our community by collaborating to serve and providing a platform for our people. We commit to use corporate & charitable interests to promote the survival and a resurgence of righteousness in our community.

 

In line with our values, our priority is to ensure the narratives within our community are heard.

VALUES

Authenticity - Collaboration - Responsibility

Leadership - Unity - Healing - Integrity