The Dr. Vibe Show

Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

On recent show, our guest was David Griffiths, MBA, PMP, CEO and Founder, Brothers who Care.

The glue, the advisor, the coach, the connector, the Get It Done Guy, the people developer, the care leader, and the mental health advocate. Yes, David Griffiths is a man who holds numerous titles, which come from his many years of service to the community and in corporate operating in spaces where technology and business intersect. David strategically applies his: energy, tenacity and authenticity to help people and organizations reach their full potential. He is known for creating environments where people strive, share their gifts to the world and make phenomenal transformations.

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Brothers Who Care (BwC), David has harnessed the power of collective philanthropy through partnership and collaboration. Based in Toronto, Brothers Who Care is a network of 500+ Black Men and Allies who have tailored their work to focus on initiatives that significantly impact the Black community. BwC use stories, images and videos to change the social, psychological and economical health of BIPOC communities. The work at BwC focus on Collective Philanthropy; Skills & Education; Financial Security and; Mental Health & Well-being.

Born in Manchester, Jamaica and immigrated to Canada at the age of 14. His parents and extended family have always instilled and reinforced the importance of giving back and sharing with the community at a very young age. Those beliefs and values taught to David as a youth have continuously been a moral compass for him in his life journey.

David spent the first 2 years of his professional career working as a Process Engineer in North Carolina. From 2002 -2010, David held positions as: a Senior Project Manager, a Senior Manager, and Associate Director at the technology firm, Symcor. During these 8 years, he volunteered at various organizations in Toronto, engaging in large scale action and leadership to change the state of the city and the negative impact it was having on the youth and their communities. One of these most notable changes happened with the Jamaican Canadian Association where David, first as the Youth Chair and subsequently the association’s President, created a legacy scholarship where youth have an opportunity to earn and receive funding for post secondary education, an initiative that still happens to this day.

David evokes transformation. David has designed creative and innovative solutions to help clients in the public and private sector lead digital and business transformation initiatives to solve some of the world’s most complex problems such as financial security, crime, DEI and mental health. In 2010, David joined IBM as a Strategy & Transformation Managing Consultant. In 2016, he moved into a Senior Managing Consultant role, and in 2021, he became Associate Partner, Enterprise Strategy & Financial Services. He has far reaching experience in aligning Business and IT objectives to generate growth, and innovation. His strength lies in: developing implementation plan, business case, vision and strategic execution of global operating models, including change and organizational design.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Windsor, as well as an MBA in Strategic Management & International Business from Schulich School of Business (York University).

David has a passion for people that cannot be denied; he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children, and always finds time to give back to his community. Overall, David Griffiths is a man with a plan, and the courage and tenacity to execute it.

During our conversation, David talked about:

– Some of his background, starting volunteering at a young age, merging his professional and personal spirit and being the youngest of ten kids
– The impact of his dad passing away when he was nine years old
– Coming to Canada to live with his oldest brother
– The impact of the loss of his father impacting the work he does today
– The first time he told his mother that he loved her when he was eighteen years old
– The importance of education in his life
– His passion for volunteering and where it came from
– The story behind Brothers Who Care including the first year
– The organization’s four pillars of focus (MENTAL HEALTH HOUR, I SEE ME, LEGUP, I AM.)
– Some of the key challenges he feels Black men are having
– Ways that men stay in touch with each other in between events
– The organization’s first big win
– The impact that the pandemic has had on Black men
– Where do we need to put our energies when it comes to helping Black men
– His message to the partners of Black men
– Upcoming events
– What does the organization need to help more Black men

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Dr. Vibe
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