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Tackling Poverty And Unemployment In Toronto

Tackling Poverty And Unemployment In Toronto

Photo above is of Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell and Gary Pieters. Photo by Lincoln Depradine. By Lincoln Depradine Pride Contributing Writer TORONTO, Ontario – A Toronto City councillor has given her commitment to efforts to end poverty, which includes putting ...

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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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