Schulich Foundation commits $1M to help build Cultural Centre for Black Canadians

Schulich Foundation commits $1M to help build Cultural Centre for Black Canadians

TORONTO – Last Friday, the BlackNorth Initiative recognized a significant donation of $1,000,000 for the Black/ Caribbean community from The Schulich Foundation – the philanthropic vehicle for Seymour Schulich, a leading Canadian businessman and philanthropist.  “I would like to publicly thank Seymour Schulich for his generosity and his pledge of $1,000,000 to support the BlackNorth […]

Black woman runs for leadership of Conservative Party

Black woman runs for leadership of Conservative Party

Meet Jamaica-born  Leslyn Lewis. She  is one of four candidates who are on  the  ballot  for the Conservative leadership race which has entered its final phase following the deadline last Friday for party membership sales. The other candidates are Peter MacKay, a forner deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada who held several Cabinet […]

JCA’s Community Meal Initiative serving a growing number of shut-ins

JCA’s Community Meal Initiative serving a growing number of shut-ins

No curry goat. No oxtail, either. They’re  not in the budget. But for seniors in the Greater Toronto Area who need a healthy, well prepared hot meal, the Jamaican Canadian Association  (JCA)  has launched its community initiative. It started shortly after  the major shut-down came into effect in Ontario last month with the declaration of […]

Towards a more caring society

Towards a more caring society

Editorial Towards a more caring society As  the Grim Reaper continues to claim thousands of lives around the word during the current viral pandemic, let  us open our eyes and  recognize the sobering reality: Canada will never be the quite same after this evil plague leaves us. Leave us it will even if we do […]

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

Federal bill with more than $100 B in COVID-19 aid is now law

OTTAWA — An emergency federal bill to give the government billions of dollars to spend to help anxious workers, families and employers cope with COVID-19 is now law. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette signed the bill at 12:18 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, after both the House of Commons and Senate issued speedy approvals earlier in the […]

Caribbean disaster relief group to be launched

Caribbean disaster relief group to be launched

By Lincoln DePradine The death and destruction resulting from recent natural disasters in the Caribbean, including earthquakes in Haiti, and hurricanes that struck English-speaking Caribbean nations, has spurred action not only by regional governments but also  by people from the Caribbean residing in Toronto. One of the initiatives is the formation of the Canadian Caribbean […]

Grenada Disaster Preparedness organization launched in Toronto ahead of 2019 Hurricane Season

Grenada Disaster Preparedness organization launched in Toronto  ahead of 2019 Hurricane Season

By Nicole Georges A “committed group”  from the Grenadian diaspora has launched a new organization, the Grenada Disaster Preparedness Toronto Committee (GDPT), just ahead of the anticipated 2019 Hurricane Season. The launch was held at the Tropicana Community Centre  in Scarborough on Friday. GDPT Chairman, Unison Joseph, said the  GDPT was formed initially from a […]

Appeal for liver donor

Appeal for liver donor

An urgent appeal has been launched in Toronto’s  Caribbean community for  a liver donor for 63-year old Rasheeda  De Franca , now a patient at the Toronto General hospital. Trinidad-born De Franca who has been  living in Scarborough for 40 years, was first diagnosed with a liver problem about five years ago. But according to her […]

Damian Marley and Deborah Cox to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto gala

Damian Marley and Deborah Cox to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto gala

Reggae artist  Damian Marley  and  Canadian singer and actress Deborah Cox will both receive the Luminary Award at the 10th  annual University of the West Indies (UWI)  Toronto Gala to be held The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto on Saturday April 6. The Luminary Award is given to people of Caribbean Heritage who are outstanding achievers on an […]