Embracing Equity in the Public Service

Embracing Equity in the Public Service

By Anthony Joseph As a Black person in Canada, navigating the public service has often felt like walking a tightrope. The path to success is fraught with challenges and obstacles, many of which stem from systemic racism and discrimination. However, recent developments have given us a glimmer of hope as the federal government takes a […]

Oppein Launches North American Wholesale Distribution in Toronto

Oppein Launches North American Wholesale Distribution in Toronto

Oppein, a leading Chinese company specializing in cabinetry, kitchen, and closet manufacturing, has announced the launch of its first North American Wholesale Distributor in Eastern Canada. The launch event, held in Toronto, brought together over a hundred dignitaries from various sectors, including local government, business associations, and international organizations. The launch signifies a significant milestone […]

Canadian government announces initiatives to support Black public servants

Canadian government announces initiatives to support Black public servants

Canadian government announces initiatives to support mental health and career growth of Black public servants By Lincoln DePradine The Canadian government, which has been accused of not doing enough to address reports of racism and discrimination against Black employees in the federal public service, now plans on dealing with the problem through a series of […]

Relationships strained by financial stress, poll finds

Relationships strained by financial stress, poll finds

A recent poll conducted by Simplii Financial reveals that financial matters are a significant source of stress for many Canadians in their relationships. The poll found that four in ten Canadians (38%) consider money to be a major cause of stress. This feeling is particularly pronounced among younger individuals, aged 18 to 34, with 46% […]

Canada Post Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Canada Post Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The Canada Post Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2024 grants. Canadian charities, schools and community organizations that offer programming for children and youth are encouraged to apply for project grants, ranging in value up to $25,000. There are also up to four $50,0000-Signature Grants available, including the Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Signature […]

New Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub to support Black entrepreneurs

New Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub to support Black entrepreneurs

A new ecosystem mapping tool is currently being developed by the Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (BEKH) to support Black entrepreneurs to start and scale up their businesses. According to Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, “building  an inclusive economy means building a stronger economy. The Black Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub’s ecosystem map will help Black-owned businesses […]

Trinidad-Tobago declares ‘national emergency’ over oil spill

Trinidad-Tobago declares ‘national emergency’ over oil spill

Trinidad and Tobago finds itself grappling with a severe environmental crisis as an unidentified vessel, now partially submerged, leaks hydrocarbons off the southwest coast of Tobago. Prime Minister Keith Rowley has declared the situation a  “national emergency,” pledging governmental resources to address the unfolding catastrophe. The spill, which has already tainted several beaches along Tobago’s […]

Back 2 Basickz Youth Support Services opens in Scarborough

Back 2 Basickz Youth Support Services opens in Scarborough

By Lincoln DePradine A municipal politician has pledged his support for an organization that’s begun offering programs – including counselling, mental health services, employment training, and mentoring and educational tutoring – mainly targeting youth residing in Scarborough. “Welcome to Scarborough; it’s an amazing neighbourhood. We’re delighted to have you here,’’ Michael Thompson, City of Toronto […]

Wes Hall to be honoured as Nation Builder of the Year

Wes Hall to be honoured as Nation Builder of the Year

Wes Hall garners great respect from the Caribbean community, as well as the larger society, for conjuring success in life and in business despite hash beginnings. His story begins in quite humble circumstances in Jamaica, where he and 13 siblings were raised by their grandmother in a tin shack. He said that pulling himself up […]

Haiti’s ‘future holds indomitable promise’ – President UN General Assembly

Haiti’s ‘future holds indomitable promise’ – President UN General Assembly

“Haiti is not hopeless”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Monday during a meeting addressing the multiple crises besetting the Caribbean nation, alongside the presidents of the UN Security Council and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Dennis Francis, a veteran diplomat from Trinidad and Tobago, said he had returned from a visit […]