Tory calls for mental health summit

Tory calls for mental health summit

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling for a national mental health summit. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Tory said it’s time that the country’s mayors, premiers, ministers and the prime minister sit down “to discuss how we can better coordinate across governments to support Canadians living with mental health and substance addiction challenges.” “We […]

T&T Consulate hosts repast to celebrate the life of the late Horace Thorne

T&T Consulate hosts repast to celebrate the life of the late Horace Thorne

The Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in Toronto held a rare repast early last Saturday evening. The community event was in honour of the Horace Thorne, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Association in the province. Consul General Tracey Ramsubagh-Mannette arranged the reception. She told the attendees that Thorne’s volunteer dedication to the T&T community […]

Family friendly St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Family friendly St Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has been selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Award Winner in the category Baby-Friendly Vacation. The resort caters to families in its Splash Wing and the CocoLand Kidz Klub is celebrated for welcoming infants to 12-year-olds. Judges made up of Good Housekeeping Institute analysts and […]

Jane and Finch students get joint day of experiential learning

Jane and Finch students get joint day of experiential learning

Students from two middle schools in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood learned over two days this week what opportunities await them in high school and after graduation. The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, an initiative of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), arranged for students from Brookview Middle School and Oakdale Park Middle […]

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

  Hasani O’Gilvie, a Jamaica-born student of the University of Toronto, and his mother, Christine O’Gilvie, are suing three Toronto police officers for allegedly assaulting the student in August 2021 while he was on his way to school. The student and his mother are seeking $2.4-million in damages as well as $250,000 under the Family […]

Caribbean Camera’s Yolanda Marshall named a winner of the first annual Loop Awards

Caribbean Camera’s Yolanda Marshall named a winner of the first annual Loop Awards

Caribbean readers who are also “readers” don’t need to be introduced to Yolanda Marshall; they know that Yolanda is the editor of our “Lit Corner” which appears every two weeks in the printed version of our paper. Earlier this week, we received word that Yolanda was the recipient of the Author Of The Year Award […]

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

University of Alberta Andy Knight, a professor of international relations and the school’s first provost fellow in Black excellence and leadership, made a proposal to the federal department last fall in which he drew attention to racism in the military. Over the next year, he is to assess just how entrenched radicalization, antisemitism, xenophobia and […]

Igogo family reunited in New Brunswick after fleeing Ukraine

Igogo family reunited in New Brunswick after fleeing Ukraine

 Touching down in Fredericton was a “precious moment.” Getting on a plane to come to Fredericton felt “too good to be true” to Shadrach Igogo. He had been waiting months to come to Fredericton with his son Ivan — and be reunited with his wife, Faith Igogo, and their baby, Viktor — after months of trying to flee the […]

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

OTTAWA — Former governor general Michaelle Jean was among dozens of high-profile signatories to an open letter issued last week calling for international help for Haiti. The letter in French, with the title “Taken hostage, Haiti is dying” argues that Haiti needs help to avoid becoming a failed state. The signatories include Senegalese President Macky […]

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