Black Ownded Business


Jackee Kasandy is the founder of the Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses Society of Canada. A black-led organization, representing Black businesses in providing a unified platform for advocating and supporting Black entrepreneurs and businesses in Canada. In addition to advocacy, her organization also  facilitate access to financing (Federal, Provincial, and Local), access to social procurement  and certification, as well as provide advisory and mentorship services to our members.

Meet Jackee Kasandy

Jackee has over 13 years in the corporate world as a marketing executive. First in Advertising agencies for 5 years in Toronto and then on client side here in BC for 7 years – BCLC, BC Ferries where she launched their marketing division including their successful BC Ferries vacations brand, and finally at WorkSafeBC before she started her own successful business to make a difference.

Jackee has managed large projects, multi-million dollar budgets and large teams. With both her corporate and business experience, she brings expertise and experience to the society and the programs.

Jackee Kasandy
Jackee Kasandy | Image: Kaidra-Mitchell

Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses Society of Canada

As a business hub, BEBC support  and have touch points with 2000+ Black businesses in Canada by providing access to resources and supports available for BEBs (Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses), ensuring every BEB has easy, quick, and clear access to what they need to keep their businesses sustainable.

BEBC also coordinate collective access to professional services needed for operational support.

Jackee’s Business

Jackee is the Owner of Kasandy Inc. | Locally Global, a fair trade store in downtown Vancouver that offers high-quality handmade products from different parts of the world.

Jackee Kasandy

Jackee realized that she loved fashion, she took pride in introducing people to wonderful, ethical goods and she had a wealth of knowledge about business. So she opened Kasandy Inc. to provide a platform for underemployed artists to share their work.

We celebrate you, Jackee.