Finding A Partner After 40: A conversation with Black Folks- Call out for panellists and Event Sponsors

The event will take place at a location in Toronto, Canada, in November 2023.

Finding a Partner after 40: A Conversation with Black Folks will be a panel discussion exploring the experiences of various Black folks from various entry points into their Blackness talking about what it is like dating, finding love or finding a partner in this day and age. The event will feature the multiple experiences of Black men, and their entry points into Blackness (i.e. straight, bi-sexual, trans, gay, mixed, etc.) and their experiences around dating and finding a partner. The event will also include Black male therapists who also have their own experiences around dating but also will speak about the nuances in dating while Black, after age 40, from a North American context.

This upcoming BDC anniversary event in November 2023,  is a precursor to a quarterly networking event series that will be launching in March 2024 in Toronto, which will be a space for Black therapists and  Black healers sharing knowledge about best practices around working with the Black and African diaspora and mental health wellness. The Quarterly networking event series will  highlight various Black identified therapists and Black healers from around North  America, African diaspora, and the African continent.

Are you interested in being part of this event?

We are currently engaging businesses who would like to be event sponsors, table at the event, be a liquor sponsor or food vendor

We are also doing a call out for potential panellists for this event, if you are currently single and identify as Black and over the age of 40 years and identify with any of the following:

  • Heterosexual
  • Bi-sexual
  • Gay
  • Trans
  • Lesbian
  • Mixed Race
  • Living with HIV or STI
  • Divorced or separated with or without children
  • Living with a disability

We would love to hear from you if you are interested and want to share your experiences, there will be an honorarium for all panelists, we will go into details with those that are selected to take part in this initiative. 

Please contact if you would like to take part in co-creating this event with us, for more information go to