Program to support black parenting skills launched in Durham

Program to support black parenting skills  launched in Durham

By Lincoln DePradine A program to “support and enhance black parenting skills” has been launched for families in Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The program which is funded through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan (BYAP) will receive $30,000 over four years and is being administered by Side by Side Access Services. “We are very excited […]

Whitby MP to receive Madiba Award

Whitby MP  to receive Madiba Award

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for the riding of Whitby, will receive the Madiba Award at the 11th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration in Ajax, Ontario on February 3. (The  term Madiba signifies respect  and endearment and is one of the names by which Nelson Mandela was affectionately known.) The Award honours a leader of […]

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

At the beginning of this New Year, as we approach the 28th anniversary  of  your favourite community newspaper, I would like to say thanks to our faithful readers, advertisers and contributors and to let you know of our  exciting plans to make The Caribbean Camera more relevant to the needs of our  community. First of […]

Anti-Black Racism Strategy creates roadmap to eliminate disparities

Anti-Black Racism Strategy creates roadmap to  eliminate disparities

The Ontario government’s Anti-Black Racism Strategy, launched in Toronto on Thursday, “creates a roadmap for how government and its institutions will work to eliminate disparities for Black Ontarians,” says a news release from the Anti-Racism Directorate. The Strategy focuses on improving outcomes by: Setting long-term targets to reduce disparities for Black Ontarians in the child […]

Father of Toronto policeman charged in Dafonte Miller case removed from Professional Standards Unit

Father of Toronto policeman charged in Dafonte Miller case removed from Professional Standards Unit

Detective  John Theriault , a Toronto police officer, has been removed from his position with the Professional Standards Unit following a complaint that he interfered with an investigation into his two sons being charged with severely beating Dafonte Miller, a Black teenager, last year, according to Mayor John Tory. “My understanding is he [John Theriault] […]

Toronto hit by growing numbers of Santacides

Toronto hit by growing numbers of  Santacides

By Stephen Weir Toronto night skulkers kill Santa Claus every night.  They also deflate Santa snowmen and crush festive penguins. Even Rudolf and all his reindeer aren’t safe this holiday season. It is a Toronto phenomenon that is rapidly growing by stabs and slashes.  Christmas inflatables left outside at night have suddenly become targets.  I […]

Two players with Guyanese roots in Canada Under-19 World Cup squad

Two players with Guyanese roots in Canada Under-19  World Cup squad

By Frederick Halley When the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup bowls off in New Zealand next month, two players with Guyanese roots will be part of the Canadian squad vying for supremacy in the prestigious tournament. The two are 16-year-old Ashtan Deosammy and Kevin Singh. Both have been making names for themselves at […]

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

Omni TV vibrates to a Caribbean beat on Saturdays

By Stephen Weir Every Saturday afternoon for the past 14-years Alain Arthur has been warmly welcomed into hundreds of thousands of homes across Canada. He never gets old, never gets fat (wonder where that hair went anyway?) and he always has positive, fun stories to tell us about Caribbean Canadian culture. Not yet seen Caribbean […]