Not easy to access culturally appropriate food in Calgary

Not easy to access culturally appropriate food in Calgary

  A Calgary organization that delivers culturally appropriate food hampers to mostly African newcomers is struggling to feed over 600 families on its wait-list — and that number is expected to continue growing. The program at Umoja Community Mosaic, which provides and delivers food twice monthly, was created when COVID-19 hit Canada in March 2020. […]

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Veteran musician/hip hop artist Choclair (born Kareem Blake) will be leading a “A Holiday Winter Drive” to collect donations to help provide assistance to people in need, to provide meals to the hungry, and to support the mentally ill. The winter drive is fronted by “Made To Move Mountains Outreach”, an organization which was the […]

Jamaica-born Al Ramsay spearheading the TD Black Customer Experience Strategy

Jamaica-born Al Ramsay spearheading the TD Black Customer Experience Strategy

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born Al Ramsay, hired by TD Bank in 2005 and a member of its “wealth leadership team’’, has been widely recognized for his outreach efforts to traditionally marginalized communities, including Canadians of African descent. However, Ramsay believes one of his greatest accomplishments has been his role in TD’s recent launch of a […]

United Trinbago West Indian Association Scholarship Program

United Trinbago West Indian Association Scholarship Program

For any high school student with at least one parent The United Trinbago West Indian Association (UTWIA) Scholarship Program is up and running and looking for any high school student with at least one parent who identifies as Caribbean, and who is choosing to pursue post-secondary education at a college or university in Canada. The […]

The late Dr. Francis Sam’s generosity extended from Ghana to Canada

The late Dr. Francis Sam’s generosity extended from Ghana to Canada

Dr. Francis Bainyin Sam passed away suddenly on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the age of 84. He died peacefully in Accra, Ghana, where he always wished to live out his final days. Sam was born in Accra on February 10, 1937, where he lived and grew up alongside his 12 brothers and sisters. His […]

Grenadians abroad rally in support of their country’s COVID battle

Grenadians abroad rally in support of their country’s COVID battle

By Lincoln DePradine Grenadians in Toronto have responded to an appeal for COVID-related assistance for their Caribbean homeland, where the Coronavirus has killed more than 130 people in the past six weeks. Another 1,500 have been described as “active’’ positive cases and are in isolation. “This week, we’re shipping 14 skids of hand sanitizers and […]

The Andre De Grasse Family Foundation gives Kids Help Phone a $25,000.00 lift

The Andre De Grasse Family Foundation gives Kids Help Phone a $25,000.00 lift

The RACE WITH ME! Virtual Challenge, an eight-week event that finished in June 2021 raised money for Kids Help Phone in addition to awareness of the importance of physical activity for young people during the pandemic. Olympic 200m champion Andre De Grasse presented a cheque on behalf of the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation for […]

Mississauga gets four new basketball courts compliments of superfan Nav Bhatia

Mississauga gets four new basketball courts compliments of superfan Nav Bhatia

On Saturday, September 25, the City of Mississauga and the Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation unveiled four new basketball courts located at Malton’s Paul Coffey Park. “The addition of these courts brings something extra special to the Malton community and to Mississauga as a whole. Basketball lovers from across the city will come here to play, […]

Scholarship for Black and Indigenous students

Scholarship for Black and Indigenous students

Dean Connor Sun Life Inclusion Scholarships Sun Life last week launched the Dean Connor Sun Life Inclusion Scholarships for Black and Indigenous Students – a new scholarship program designed to equip Black and Indigenous youth with new skills and valuable work experience. Dean Connor led Sun Life for a decade as President and CEO, until […]

Trinidad Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah as Temple Aaron faces uncertain future

Trinidad Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah as Temple Aaron faces uncertain future

Members of Trinidad’s 132-year-old Temple Aaron are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 6 and 7. The congregation is growing again after the temple nearly closed for good five years ago. Both Jews and non-Jews rescued the stately red brick building from a secular fate. Temple Aaron vice-president Neal […]

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