Absence/Presence: Morant Bay opens In Toronto

Absence/Presence: Morant Bay opens In Toronto

While all art galleries are closed in Ontario, there is a new curated photography show on display in downtown Toronto. It’s an exhibition of the work of Jamaican-Canadian photographer Christina Leslie launched by The Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND) gallery . Although the BAND building on Brock Avenue (near Dufferin and Dundas West Streets) […]

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Covenant Funeral Homes celebrates 4th anniversary in Black History Month Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home Covenant Funeral Homes Inc. (CFH) is Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home, and is celebrating its 4th year of operations. Founder of CFH, Luann Jones says she began the business following a car accident over 20 years ago, “That brush with […]

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

By Allison Hector-Alexanderand Jason Vassell Next week, Durham College (DC) students, employees and community members will engage in some courageous conversations on topics like power and privilege, mental illness and stigma, incarceration, climate change, poverty, homelessness and harm reduction. It’s all part of DC’s first Social Justice Week, from Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Thursday, Jan. […]

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

By Kelly Roche Torn wrapping paper littered the floor, serving as evidence of a good time. More than 500 Toronto kids received a dose of Christmas cheer alongside a visit from Santa at the 15th annual Advocates for Etobicoke Youth (AFEY) Children’s Christmas Party in Rexdale on Dec. 7. The party was held at Woodbine […]

Sponsorship application approved for spouse in common-law relationship

Sponsorship application approved for spouse in common-law relationship

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon Sponsorship application approved for spouse in common-law relationship Can  a person who lived in a common-law relationship with a Canadian citizen outside of Canada, be sponsored by his/ her spouse from within Canada? That’s a question I have often been asked by persons in our Caribbean community. The answer is yes. […]

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 […]

FMC announces ‘a new look’ for Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019

FMC announces ‘a new look’  for  Toronto Caribbean Carnival 2019

By Lincoln DePradine The organization that has been overseeing Toronto’s Caribbean carnival for more than a dozen years, has made” a slight change” to its name, although retaining the acronym “FMC’’. The Festival Management Committee is now officially the Festival Management Corporation, ” after years of operating under a temporary title,’’ Chief Executive  Officer Richard […]

North is Freedom opens at the Brampton Museum on Sunday

North is Freedom opens at the Brampton  Museum on Sunday

By Stephen Weir The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton and the Ontario Black History Society will launch this weekend North is Freedom, an evocative new photo exhibition celebrating the descendants of former American slaves who fled to Canada in the years before the American Civil War. In portraits of 24 descendants […]