Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2017 Speaker's Book Award Winner

Steal Away Home: One Woman's Epic Flight to Freedom-and Her Long Road Back to the South (HarperCollins Ltd., 2017) by Karolyn Smardz Frost is the winning entry of the 2017 Speaker’s Book Award.

The Honourable Dave Levac, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, made the announcement during a ceremony at the Ontario Legislature on March 5th, 2018.

2017 Speaker’s Book Award.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Black History Photography Exhibition 2018

The black culture has evolved musically, socially and politically in the last two decades in Canada. Carlos Ferguson’s photography has captured some of the faces of that evolution in Ontario.
This photo documentary work, part of the AfroCanadaViews which interviewed and documented the views of African Canadians (whose works have positively impacted Canadian society) has added another voice to that definition.
Engaging both the traditional photography and digital imaging as tolls, he has captured part of the spirit of an evolving, vibrant black culture in Ontario.

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Tuesday   9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

Fellowship Programme

Call for Application
2017 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries.
In the framework of the Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this year the Fellowship will be held from 13 November to 1 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Participant’s entitlement:

Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

Who can apply?

  • The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent.
  • The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme.
  • The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status.
  • The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme.

Selection Process

The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration.
Please note, that because of the volume of messages, applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be notified..

How to Apply?

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents in one single e-mail
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
  • Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
  • An Official Letter from the nominating organization or community certifying the status
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted..
Important: : Please mention in the subject header of your e-mail: “Application for the 2017 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent.”
Name the attached document as follows:
LAST NAME First name – Type of document
Example: SMITH Jacqueline – Application form.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – A Personal Statement.doc
SMITH Jacqueline – Letter certifying Status.pdf
SMITH Jacqueline – Passport.pdf
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Black History Month Celebration At City Hall Toronto

Major John Tory celebrates Black History Month at City Hall in Toronto. Special guest  includes premier Kathleen Wynne, Hon. Jean Augustine, Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost who read from her new book Steal Away Home.