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  • Rodas Beraki

DYLOTT Partners with CIBC to Create Pathways for Young Black Canadians to Careers in Public Policy.

We are pleased to announce a partnership agreement between CIBC and Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT).

DYLOTT’s Black Diplomats Academy focuses on providing young professionals between the ages of 16-35 years with access to specialized training and experiential learning opportunities in preparation for careers in public service and global diplomacy.

“We see the creation of this Academy as a direct contribution and investment in the recognition, justice and development of Black communities, as outlined by the United Nations declaration of the Decade for People of African Descent. We are grateful to CIBC for supporting us to achieve our objectives,” said Candies Kotchapaw, DYLOTT Executive Director

CIBC’s investment will further develop the Black Diplomat’s Academy in preparing Black youth for careers in public service and global diplomacy.

“CIBC is proud to support DYLOTT’s Black Diplomats Academy Program to create leadership opportunities for youth. At CIBC, we recognize the value of empowering young leaders and we look forward to supporting DYLOTT in expanding their program to make a difference in the community,” said Akil Bishop, Member, CIBC Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council.

About Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today

DYLOTT is a Black youth-focused leadership incubation organization, geared towards changing the career trajectory of Black youth. Our programs are designed to address barriers to social inclusion in employment, education and the broader social context.

We help participants of our program to develop and maintain positive peer and professional mentoring relationships that will positively impact their career trajectory and socio-economic status through: early literacy, development of leadership skills and professional support. For more information on DYLOTT, visit or contact us at

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on Kids, Cures and Community, and employee commitment to causes, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and United Way, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at

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