About BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc.

We are a discussion-based non-profit located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Treaty 6 Territory and the Homelands of the Métis). We are committed to addressing and embracing lived experiences of being BIPOC by providing a platform for interested speakers.

Our History

1/Sept/2020

BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc. was conceived

Black Indigenous and Persons of Colour Coffee Talk Incorporated (BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc.) was founded in 2020 by co-founders Theodocia Quagraine and Dyana Castillo. After having a candid and open conversation about race they found solace in their shared experiences. Theodocia and Dyana decided to form the discussion group soon afterwards to reach other People of Colour who are seeking the opportunity to share their experiences or observations of oppression. All are welcome.

5/Nov/2020

Virtual opening ceremony/Q&A

Our inaugural event was held virtually on November, 2020. During the event we introduced our group, shared our mission and vision and got a chance to meet interested participants. We ended the event with a Q&A session.

21/Nov/2020

First Virtual Discussion

Our first discussion was done virtually, the topic was cultural assimilation. We had a total of 10 participants, 7 being BIPOC. 

1/Sept/2021

Officially registered as a non-profit organization in Saskatchewan

Coincidentally we officially registered as a non-profit organization exactly one year after our founding date.

Featured In

Saskatoon discussion group BIPOC Coffee Talk YXE creates opportunities for connection

Julia Peterson · CBC News

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BIPOC Coffee Talk YXE dicusses belonging, anti-racism and microagressions but has to stay virtual

CBCSaskatchewan

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BCC: The Stories We Tell

Brown Citizens Circle

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Saskatoon group provides safe space for BIPOC to share experiences

Jocelyn Bennet, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

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A new non-profit in Saskatoon gets set to host their first in-person event

Newsroom, 600 CJWW

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Saskatoon organization is inspiring and empowering Black, Indigenous, and people of colour through conversation

Saskatoon Morning with Leisha Grebinski

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Meet The Directors

Tino

Tino

Honorary Director
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Theodocia-Quagraine

Theodocia Quagraine

Director
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dyana-castillo

Dyana Castillo

Director
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Theresa-Quagraine

Theresa Quagraine

Director
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SpecialThanks to

the stand logo
the princess shop
bip network
the brown citizen circle
SURJ YXE
SaskCulture
Broadway Collective
Sask Lotteries