Giving recruited Kenyan health-care workers a soft landing

Giving recruited Kenyan health-care workers a soft landing

Plans are underway to make sure health-care workers recruited from Kenya will have what they need to start their new lives in Nova Scotia following a provincial recruitment trip to refugee camps, as well as the capital Nairobi. Housing should be available before people arrive, according to the federal program that jump-started the hiring initiative. That’s why long-term care provider MacLeod Group has […]

Africa must adopt an economic system that benefits their people and their continent

Africa must adopt an economic system that benefits their people and their continent

By Carlton Joseph A couple of weeks ago President Joe Biden invited the leaders of 49 African nations in Washington for the second US-African Leaders’ Summit.  Vice President, Kamala Harris opened the meeting making the case that the continent’s demographics will inevitably lead it to become a key global player in the decades to come […]

Liberal Black Caucus roundtable underscores measures to make life more affordable

Liberal Black Caucus roundtable underscores measures to make life more affordable

On Monday, Members of the Liberal Black Caucus held a roundtable with Black media from across the country to share details about new measures from the Fall Economic Statement that the government is taking to make life more affordable, including: – Permanently eliminating interest on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans – Creating a […]

CJF introduces a fifth Black Journalism Fellowship opportunity  

CJF introduces a fifth Black Journalism Fellowship opportunity   

This is among a number of fellowships, bursaries, and wards aimed a range of communities To celebrate the exceptional work of journalists and news organizations across the country and to provide professional growth opportunities for emerging journalistic talent, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is now accepting entries for its 2023 awards and fellowships. The deadline for all […]

FACE approves more than $30 million in loans

FACE approves more than $30 million in loans

UPDATED STORY The Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE), a coalition of Black-led organizations dedicated to stimulating economic growth and creating “generational wealth” for Canadians of African descent, has already provided loans totalling more than $20 million. And so far, it has approved more than $30 million in loans. This was disclosed by Tiffany Callender, […]

150 students received 2020 BBPA national scholarships

150 students received 2020 BBPA national scholarships

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) has announced the winners of its 2022 national scholarships. One hundred and fifty Black Canadian students, currently enrolled in post-secondary programs, were awarded scholarships totalling $500,000. The funds will support these students as they pursue their degrees and take the next steps toward careers in their respective fields, […]

Nine students awarded Council of Caribbean Associations-Canada bursaries

Nine students awarded Council of Caribbean Associations-Canada bursaries

Urged “to be a light wherever you” By Lincoln DePradine Health professional Kareem South says that young people, by staying connected and having a sense of purpose, can overcome bullying and violence and mental health challenges that they now are experiencing. There’s a “crisis of purpose’’ that ought to be addressed, South said in delivering […]

Blackhurst Cultural Centre announces affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators

Blackhurst Cultural Centre announces affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators

Minister of Housing Ahmad Hussen will join in the announcement Blackhurst Cultural Centre (BCC) – The People’s Residence – in partnership with Woodgreen Community Housing, the housing agency of Woodgreen Community Services, Westbank Corp, and the City of Toronto are pleased to announce an initiative that enables affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators, in the new Mirvish […]

Durham Group receives $40,000 grant for anti-racism program

Durham Group receives $40,000 grant for anti-racism program

Part of $3.2 million Ontarion Government fund “to fight racism and hate” By Lincoln DePradine Durham Community Action Group (DCAG), whose mission includes promoting “the positive growth and development of the Black community in Durham and across Ontario’’, is among several groups that are sharing in $3.2 million, which Ontario is investing in what the […]

Federation of African Canadian Economics names Chief Operating Officer

Federation of African Canadian Economics names Chief Operating Officer

The President and CEO of the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE), Tiffany Callender, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Birch as Chief Operating Officer. With over two decades in the banking sector, Mr. Birch is uniquely placed to oversee FACE’s operations and strategic planning. About the appointment, Tiffany Callender, President & CEO […]

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