51-years old wife wins appeal on behalf of 27-year-old husband

51-years old wife wins appeal on behalf of 27-year-old husband

By Sukhram Ramkissoon   A Canadian citizen was recently successful at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), as the sponsorship application made on behalf of her Moroccan spouse. The application was initially refused, but was set aside; her appeal was allowed.   In this article, I will refer to the sponsor as Cathy (not her real name). […]

Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction Raises Over $40,000 for Durham Students and Families

Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction Raises Over $40,000 for Durham Students and Families

The Ignite Durham Learning Foundation is delighted to announce the remarkable success of this year’s Make Tomorrow Brighter Auction. The event, now in its third year, has once again demonstrated the incredible generosity of our community, raising over $40,000 to support children and youth in the Durham Region. With more than 600 unique items, services, […]

$960,000 boost to enhance opportunities for women entrepreneurs

$960,000 boost to enhance opportunities for women entrepreneurs

The project “Changing the Narrative – Unleashing the Full Potential of Women-owned Enterprises” has received a substantial boost of $960,000 from the Federal government. This funding will enable the project to persist in its mission of fostering innovation, enhancing workforce diversity, and addressing systemic barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, with a specific focus on Black […]

Ten community leaders received MLK awards

Ten community leaders received MLK awards

In a moving ceremony that took place over the weekend, ten outstanding individuals from the Caribbean community     received the MLK awards at the Canadian Christian College in Whiby. The theme, “Breaking Barriers, Continuing the Journey,” served as a reminder of the indomitable spirit of progress and resilience that has been the hallmark of the ongoing […]

Durham Calling the Caribbean community to help shape Region’s DEI plans

Durham Calling the Caribbean community to help shape Region’s DEI plans

Calling the Caribbean community to help shape Durham’s DEI plans Durham Region’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) division extends a warm invitation to members of the Caribbean community and all residents to actively participate in shaping the region’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Durham Region, known for its rich tapestry of cultures, experiences, and […]

60,000 Black-owned businesses would end Black unemployment

60,000 Black-owned businesses would end Black unemployment

 By Lincoln DePradine Unemployment and underemployment have been a perennial, difficult problem in Canada’s Black community. One member of the conservative government of Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been told that increasing the number of Black-owned businesses is a solution to the problem. “We need 60,000 Black businesses in Canada by 2028, with an average […]

The Walnut Foundation holds 8th Annual Conference on prostate cancer

The Walnut Foundation holds 8th Annual Conference on prostate cancer

  A diagnosis of prostate cancer and the ensuing treatment of it do not mean that a man cannot enjoy the rest of his life. The many ways in which he can do so will be explored at the upcoming free annual health conference of The Walnut Foundation titled Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Enjoying Life Beyond […]

Fly All Ways give Impact Awards a lift with a Guyana getaway

Fly All Ways give Impact Awards a lift with a Guyana getaway

Fly All Ways, the new Airline, has teamed up with the Impact Awards, bringing attendees an exciting opportunity that could have them jetting off to Guyana. One fortunate guest at the Impact Awards will win a return trip to Guyana, courtesy of Fly All Ways in collaboration with the newly launched Sky Route Travel. Guyana, […]

Closing day events at Durham Mentoring Program

Closing day events at Durham Mentoring Program

On 10 June 2023, the Durham Educational Mentoring Program (DEMP) held its end of year closing events at the Pickering High School in Ajax. The guest list included Patrice Barnes, MPP for Ajax, Marilyn Crawford- Regional Councillor Ward 1 and Deputy Mayor of Ajax, Andrea Walters, DEMP consultant and DDSB Principal and Sameer Awan, Executive […]

Durham Region Emancipation Day celebration unites against racism

Durham Region Emancipation Day celebration unites against racism

On August 1st, the Audley Recreation Center Community Hall in Ajax, Ontario, came alive with the Emancipation Day celebration. This event marked the historic end of slavery in Canada and highlighted the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism. Emancipation Day honors the enforcement of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 in Canada, ending the enslavement of […]

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