It’s their nature to care

“It’s our nature to care. We provide quality care at affordable rates to the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding regions,” Vivienne Dickson, co-owner and CEO of A Supreme Nursing and Home Care, told Eyes on a visit to their offices. Jamaican born Dickson and her Caribbean team with an executive member serving in Bosnia, as […]

Venting our frustration

Let’s be clear: Black Lives do Matter. Witness the contribution Black people the world over have made to the prosperity we all enjoy today. But we as people of colour have real reasons to grumble. We are facing challenges. We want to participate fully in the life of our country, Canada. Think about the economic […]

Jaggernauth among Jerome Award recipients

Jaggernauth among Jerome Award recipients

Canadian-born of Guyanese and Jamaican parents, Patricia J. Jaggernauth is among the 15 Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) 34th-annual Harry Jerome Awards recipients announced last Tuesday. The formal presentation is slated for April 23 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. Jaggernauth, the recipient of the media award, seen since June on CP24 as […]

Trini’s daughter head at Trinity College

Trini’s daughter head at Trinity College

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago-born businessman Tony Chankar of The Printing Press is proud to announce that his daughter Nishani is now a female head at Trinity College at U of T. “Today my daughter made us proud one more time,” he said. “After being awarded two scholarships at the University of Toronto in the past […]

An Islands woman on Canadian money?

As Canada was celebrating International Women’s Day, Canadians were asked to nominate a woman to appear in the 2018 bank note issue. And already there is interest in the Caribbean Diaspora to have one of their own in this historic and iconic move. “A Canadian woman will be featured on the very first of the […]

A new Soul Nation is born

A new Soul Nation is born

After 14 months of covering the best and most unique ska and reggae – classics and lesser known soul songs – the Rhythm Express introduce their first original side built from the bottom up, Soul Nation. Funk and soul music originated in the clubs, the places where people hibernate away from the madding crowd and […]

Province overhauling children’s aid system

Province overhauling children’s aid system

A push for more transparency such as sharing race-based data is among potential changes highlighted for staff to consider by David Rivard, executive director of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, as Queen’s Park demands more efficiency and accountability in the sector. The province says it expects more consolidation, sharing of services and amalgamations in […]

Welcome change for spouses arriving in Canada

Welcome change for spouses arriving in Canada

Immigration Minister John McCallum is planning to introduce changes in the “next couple of months” that will grant permanent resident status to sponsored spouses of Canadians, immediately upon arriving here. “Excellent news,” said Jamaican-born community leader Maxine Pearson. “There’s a lot of vulnerability, particularly with women who came here, sponsored,” said MP Gary Anandasangaree (Liberal-Scarborough-Rouge […]