Toronto Carnival unveils exciting changes for 2024

Toronto Carnival unveils exciting changes for 2024

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting celebration of Caribbean culture, known for its colorful parades, lively music, and spirited dance. As the festival approaches, Jennifer Hirlehey, Chair of the Festival Management Committee, along with CEO Mischka Crichton and GM Adrian Charles of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, seeks to clarify some misconceptions and share exciting […]

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

Community rallies to support Barbados hospital

In an inspiring display of community spirit and international solidarity, the Barbados Canada Foundation is spearheading a fundraising initiative, “Bring On The Spring 2024,” aimed at supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados. With the event scheduled for April 13th, the foundation is in a race against time to sell tickets and gather donations […]

King & Queen, Pan Alive shows moving from Lamport Stadium to Exhibition Place?

King & Queen, Pan Alive shows moving from Lamport Stadium  to Exhibition Place?

By Strephen Weir There it goes! Or are we reading this correctly? Is the annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival King and Queen competition a goner after over twenty years at the Lamport Stadium? Earlier this week, the Festival Management Committee sent out an update on what is planned for this summer’s carnival. A copy landed on […]

Solving housing affordability through land trusts and collective ownership

Solving housing affordability through land trusts and collective ownership

Lynn Jones, a dedicated advocate for labour and human rights in Truro, Nova Scotia, sought to preserve the essence of “The Marsh,” a once-vibrant Black community that had gradually dispersed over the years. With her family’s small plots of land in The Marsh, Jones began acquiring land from relatives as they moved away. However, she […]

Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction Raises Over $40,000 for Durham Students and Families

Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction Raises Over $40,000 for Durham Students and Families

The Ignite Durham Learning Foundation is delighted to announce the remarkable success of this year’s Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction. The event, now in its third year, has once again demonstrated the incredible generosity of our community, raising over $40,000 to support children and youth in the Durham Region. With more than 600 unique items, services, […]

Ontario Minister Charmain Williams on Empowering Women’s Social and Economic Progress

Ontario Minister Charmain Williams on Empowering Women’s Social and Economic Progress

Ontario Minister Charmain Williams, responsible for Women’s Social and Economic Opportunity, spoke with The Caribbean Camera on International Women’s Day, shedding light on the province’s initiatives to bolster women’s advancement, particularly within underserved communities. Minister Williams underscored the government’s commitment to recognizing women’s invaluable contributions, aligning with this year’s International Women’s Day theme, “Investing in […]

Make pharmacare legislation a top priority

Make pharmacare legislation a top priority

Canada stands out as the only nation with a universal healthcare system that lacks comprehensive coverage for prescription drugs, except for hospital patients. Shockingly, 7.5 million Canadians find themselves with inadequate or no prescription drug coverage. Recent surveys indicate an overwhelming 93 percent support a national pharmacare program with equal access for all. Because of […]

$960,000 boost to enhance opportunities for women entrepreneurs

$960,000 boost to enhance opportunities for women entrepreneurs

The project “Changing the Narrative – Unleashing the Full Potential of Women-owned Enterprises” has received a substantial boost of $960,000 from the Federal government. This funding will enable the project to persist in its mission of fostering innovation, enhancing workforce diversity, and addressing systemic barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, with a specific focus on Black […]

Black Canadians Report Mixed Workplace Progress, Highlight Ongoing Challenges

Black Canadians Report Mixed Workplace Progress, Highlight Ongoing Challenges

New survey says Black Canadians have mixed feelings about the work place A new KPMG survey says that Black Canadians feel Corporate Canada is making headway in meeting their 2020 commitments to end anti-Black racism. However, despite these efforts, more than 80 per cent of Black Canadians faced racism in the workplace last year, nearly […]

Embracing Equity in the Public Service

Embracing Equity in the Public Service

By Anthony Joseph As a Black person in Canada, navigating the public service has often felt like walking a tightrope. The path to success is fraught with challenges and obstacles, many of which stem from systemic racism and discrimination. However, recent developments have given us a glimmer of hope as the federal government takes a […]

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