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Black Canadian Awards

Black Canadian Awards 2015 Honorees

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Lifetime Achievement Award 
Dr. Alvin Curling
The 1st Black speaker of the Ontario legislative assembly & the 1st Black Canadian to hold a Cabinet position. An advocate for youths & minority issues. Also the longest serving Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. He served as Canada's Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He played an important role in shaping government policies addressing youth violence and much more nationa-wide.

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Public Service Award 
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
A respected member of the armed forces, who proudly defended our rights and freedoms. He united us in purpose and made us stronger together. A Great Canadian Hero. C'est un membre respecté des forces armées; il s'est battu fièrement afin de défendre nos droits et notre liberté. Il nous a réuni vers un but et nous a rendu plus fort. 

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Heritage Award
Kathy Grant 
Celebrating Kathy Grant and her team at the Legacy Voices Project, for their work in showcasing the significant contributions of Black Veterans in Canada.

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Community Service Award 
Frantz Benjamin 
The First Black Canadian in Montreal to be appointed Chairman of the Montreal City Council and currently the Speaker. Respected amongst his colleagues provinces-wide for his record of integrity. He's an author, a leader by example and a poet. Le 1er Canadien de race noire à être nommé président du Conseil de ville de Montréal. Respecté par tous ses collègues pour son intégrité. Il est aussi poète et auteur. 

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Women Empowerment Award
Emily Mills 
Founder & sheEO of How She Hustles women’s network, a vibrant network that connects thousands of women all around Canada and the US. In 1999, she created a financial assistance program for youths going through challenges. Over 20 yrs of working with women and recently celebrated 5 years of her "How She Hustles" movement. 

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Entrepreneur Award
Ricardo McRae

A trailblazer known for his over 25 years commitment to business, creativity and community. Founder of Black In Canada and Chief Artistic Officer of Wedge15.

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Professional Award
Elcho Stewart
Founder and President of the Network of Black Business & Professional Women. An insurance and financial security broker with her financial column distributed worldwide. Creator of both the "Femmeonomics-911" & You've Got Money" empowerment seminars. Served as advisory board member with Montreal YMCA Centreville and the Montreal Diet Dispensary. She has helped in establishing a few scholarships.

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Inspirational Award
Bishop McEwan Sr. 
Over 45 years of serving others mostly in Ottawa and all over North America, the West Indies and Africa. Well known as the father and founder of the “Black Church” in Ottawa. Partnered with the Ottawa Police dept to provide intervention for at-risk-youth. Very involved in providing food for those in need and supports a local shelter for abused women.

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Diversity Award
Mary Galvan 
An entrepreneur and community leader. Known for her diversity columns with the "Durham Citizen" and "Pride Newspaper". Also the Executive Producer of the Durham Caribbean Festival.

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Leadership Award 
Mohamed Salih
The 1st politician of Sudanese origin elected outside of Sudan. Elected at age 28, Salih ran against 4 other candidates and won by a record landslide of 53% despite facing racism, islamaphobia, and other challenges. Presently one of the youngest politicians in Canada. Served in the Canadian Forces, Military Police and later worked at the Canadian Border Services Agency. Advocates for equality for all.

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Humanitarian Award 
Ammar Kamara
A selfless man who has devoted his time and resources to the eradication of Ebola. Ammar is the campaign chair and co-founder of the "Help Fight Ebola Canada" awareness campaign. His work has influenced local and international partners; allowing for global call-to-action outcomes towards the eradication of Ebola and other infectious diseases.

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Youth Empowerment Award
Orlando Bowen 
With a mission to inspire people to be GameChangers. He is the founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization.

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Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto
June 6th, 2015

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