We’re listening, learning and taking action
We’ve spent the last few weeks having insightful, challenging and important conversations with our team. Our team members, like many Canadians, are processing the effects of systemic racism that are being confronted around the world.
Our goal has always been to be the marketplace for all Canadians. In many ways, Canadians know they can rely on Adjeem to find what they need in their communities. However, we recognize that we have a role in promoting change and opportunities exist to improve the Adjeem experience for Black and Indigenous communities. Through continuing to engage in brave conversations and critical self-reflection, we are committed to making Adjeem a place where Black and Indigenous communities feel welcome.
As a first step, we are donating a total of $100K CAD to the Black Business Professional Association and Indspire. We will make an additional $500K CAD in-kind donation of display advertising on our platform to further amplify the voices of these organizations and the communities they serve.
We will work with a third party to audit our platform, policies and marketing to identify how the Adjeem experience can be more inclusive and better enable Black and Indigenous communities and businesses to be successful in their local transactions. The audit will be completed by Fall 2020.
We recognize that these are the first steps in a long and necessary journey. We are committed to doing the work to make Adjeem a more inclusive space for Black and Indigenous communities.
About the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a charitable organization aimed at advancing Canada’s Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs supporting business and professional excellence, higher education, and economic development. The BBPA represents the interests of Black businesses and professionals throughout the greater Toronto area, and is involved in advocacy, training, communications, and leadership development. Along with workshops and programs at its BBPA Centre of Excellence, the BBPA presents the Annual Harry Jerome Awards, the BBPA National Scholarships, and the National Black Business Convention (NBBPC). For more information, please visit the BBPA at www.bbpa.org.
Indspire is a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire invests in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students so they will achieve their highest potential. In 2019-2020, Indspire provided $17.8 million through more than 5,100 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. For further information, visit indspire.ca.
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Posting an ad on Adjeem is quick and hassle-free! Before you create your ad, ensure you have signed into your registered Adjeem account by selecting Sign In. If you are an unregistered Adjeem user, you can register an account easily prior to posting.
To post an ad:
1 Select the Post Ad button found at the top of Adjeem.
2 Type in the title you’d like to use for your ad and click Next.
3 Depending on your title, we may suggest a category that would be appropriate for your ad. You can select one of the suggestions or choose a main category and sub-category (if required) from the list below.
If you’re posting an ad in Services, Real Estate, Jobs, Used Cars & Trucks or Vacation Rentals, you’ll have the opportunity to choose a Visibility Package. You can simply post your ad as you normally would, or you can choose a plan which includes features, to maximize your ad’s exposure in the listings.
4 After selecting your category, you will be directed to the Post Your Ad page where you can enter your ad’s details including price, description, images & video and choose additional features for increased exposure.
To post a Wanted ad: select I Want under Ad Type.
To post as Free or Swap/ Trade: select a price of Free or Swap / Trade. Please note: only items that are being offered for free, with no additional stipulations, are permitted to be posted in this manner.
5 Your location will default to show a general area instead of your exact street address. If you’d like your exact street address shown publicly, please check the “Show my exact location” box after entering your address. If your address or postal code isn’t showing the area you’d like to post within, click here to learn more about changing locations.
6 Once you’ve filled in all relevant details, click Post Your Ad at the bottom of the page.
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Want more eyes on your ad? Here’s how to make it happen!
1 Click the Navigation Menu button (appears as a person icon, K icon (initial icon), or your profile photo) and select My Ads.
2 Find the ad you’d like to promote and click Get More Views. From this section you can read about what each feature offers, review pricing, and select the feature you want by clicking the + button.
3 When you’re happy with your selection, click Checkout.
4 Enter your billing address and click Save and Proceed.
5 Under the heading “Your Order”, you will see your total order and the final price. Please review this carefully before proceeding.
6 The payment screen defaults to credit card. To pay by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express (AMEX), enter your card details. If you’d like to pay through PayPal, click the Pay With PayPal option to bring you to PayPal’s website. Follow the instructions there.
7 Click Pay Now and your ad will be processed.
Note: Some features can be purchased for 3, 7 or 30 days. Once selected, the price will update accordingly. To learn more about features, read our Benefits of Promoting Ads article.