Ajax Active Marketplace creates drop-off for Pakistan donations

Ajax Active Marketplace creates drop-off for Pakistan donations

  Active Marketplace has made a commitment to support the victims of Pakistan floods. The marketplace will serve as a drop-off point for clothing medical supplies even cash; all are needed in Pakistan after the devastating floods a few weeks ago. According to Zahid Malik, “about 33 million families have been left homeless and displaced by the flooding. […]

Upgrading/renovation of Underground Railroad structures continues apace

Upgrading/renovation of Underground Railroad structures continues apace

  A log house at the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum will have a roof with steel shingles that will make it water-tight. “We hope that this is a step toward continuing the theme of reconciliation for past, I guess you would say, ‘sins of the ages’,” said Tim Eansor, owner […]

Justice Fund Toronto, Tim Hortons combine in support of Black, indigenous youth

Justice Fund Toronto, Tim Hortons combine in support of Black, indigenous youth

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps (Tims Camps) announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with Noah “40” Shebib’s Justice Fund Toronto, focused on supporting underserved youth in Toronto. The partnership will enable the two not-for-profit, charitable organizations to provide structured opportunities for Black, Indigenous and youth of colour in under-resourced communities to flourish. Justice Fund is dedicated to […]

1834 Global Initiative designed to increase representation of Black Canadians in Government

1834 Global Initiative designed to increase representation of Black Canadians in Government

By Lincoln DePradine An attempt is being made by a national organization in Canada “to address the underrepresentation of Black Canadians in government’’. It’s being done with the launch of the “1834 Global Initiative’’, a program series spearheaded by Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). “We need the representation of Black Canadians in diplomacy and international relations […]

Jamaica spent $43M in failed attempt to unseat incumbent Commonwealth Secretary General

Jamaica spent $43M in failed attempt to unseat incumbent Commonwealth Secretary General

  The failed campaign by Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General, has cost taxpayers a significant $18.2 million. Baroness Patricia Scotland will remain in the position for the next four years. According to the Office of the Prime Minister, the amount covered air and […]

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations Minister of Housing and Diversity Ahmed Hussen, launched applications for funding dedicated to building housing for Black households through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. The $50 million carve-out will build upon the various investments and initiatives undertaken by the Government of Canada to support Black Canadians facing […]

Durham Community Action Group hands out more food to local families

Durham Community Action Group hands out more food to local families

Last weekend the Durham Community Action Group, along with the Durham ACES Association, held another food distribution service for the Black community.  This time they handed out food to deserving community members at Club Carib in Oshawa. They attracted about 125 families who got the opportunity to obtain high quality food such as three different […]

Black and Caribbean community praises new $13M investment in skilled trades training

Black and Caribbean community praises new $13M investment in skilled trades training

  Senior trade unionist Chris Campbell wants a “fair portion’’ to go to those who are traditionally marginalized  By Lincoln DePradine More government money is being invested in programs to attract new and younger workers into choosing construction and skilled trades as their professions. The government’s financial investments, motivated by a need to replace retiring […]

Over 100,000 meals to help fight food insecurity

Over 100,000 meals to help fight food insecurity

  Last week, Revive Superfoods announced their plan to donate over 100,000 meals to those in need by launching their Buy A Meal, Give A Meal initiative, with the support of Beam Impact. Revive Superfoods offers a wide variety of products that are healthy and affordable and ready in minutes. How Buy A Meal, Give […]

Canadian Heritage names Sharmarke Dubow a ‘noteworthy historical figure’

Canadian Heritage names Sharmarke Dubow a ‘noteworthy historical figure’

Dubow, who fled war in Somalia as a child, is the first Black person on city council in over 150 years. A Victoria city councillor has been recognized as a “noteworthy historical figure” by Canadian Heritage as part of the federal department’s celebration of Black History Month.  Sharmarke Dubow, the first Black councillor for the […]

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