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Jean Augustine Retires As Ontario Fairness Commissioner

Jean Augustine Retires As Ontario Fairness Commissioner

Photo above is of Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, left, seen at the 30th anniversary gala of the African Canadian Achievement Awards (ACAA), last month, with (L-R): Pauline Christian, President of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA); and Patricia Jaggernauth, Weather Specialist at ...

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Legal Trailblazer Organized Herself To Succeed

Legal Trailblazer Organized Herself To Succeed

By Neil Armstrong Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario — When Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré – the first black person to be appointed to the Bench in Quebec – was approaching retirement from the Court of Quebec in April 2012 after serving since ...

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Community Stalwart, Lillie Johnson, Launches Her Memoir

Community Stalwart, Lillie Johnson, Launches Her Memoir

By Neil Armstrong Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – Lillie Johnson, founder of the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario (SCAO), was regally feted on Sunday, one day before her 93rd birthday, when she launched her memoir, My Dream, part of ...

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Scotiabank Caribbean Continues To Support UWI

TORONTO, Ontario – As The University of the West Indies prepares to host its sixth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, it will recognize the generous contributions of its Lead Sponsor, Scotiabank. This ...

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Kevin Ormsby Named A ‘Fellow’ By Arts Council

Kevin Ormsby Named A ‘Fellow’ By Arts Council

Photo above is of Kevin Ormsby. Photo credit: Christopher Cushman. By Neil Armstrong Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – Kevin Ormsby, artistic director and choreographer of KasheDance, is among 18 inaugural Fellows selected by the Toronto Arts Council to participate ...

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YWCA Unveils Women Who Are Transforming Lives

YWCA Unveils Women Who Are Transforming Lives

Photo above: d’bi.young anitafrika, left, and Teriano Lesancha, right, are recipients of the Arts and Young Woman of Distinction categories respectively of the 2015 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards. The announcement was made on March 5 at an alumnae ...

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St. Lucia Launches New Diaspora Program In Toronto

St. Lucia Launches New Diaspora Program In Toronto

Photo above: Seen at the Toronto launch (from left to right): Hon. Lorne Theophilus, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and the Creative Industries; Ms. Arletta Walcott, Information Officer, Consulate General of Saint Lucia in Toronto; Ms. Lana-Andez Lubon, Sales and Administrative ...

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Ryerson Honours Strong Black Women Leaders

Ryerson Honours Strong Black Women Leaders

Photo above: Several women from the Black, African Canadian and Caribbean community were the recipients of the 7th annual Viola Desmond Awards. Among them are (from right to left): Omolara Bukare, Oluwatobi Taiwo, Marsh Brown accepting for her daughter, Kia, and ...

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