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Parent Power

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The United Achievers’ Club of Brampton applied and received a grant to host a Parent Symposium geared primarily towards the Caribbean and...

Reflections of Black History Month

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Black History month is now over and as I reflect on the flurry of activities that occurred to celebrate the history and...

Jean Augustine S.S. Set to Open September 2016

BY KATHY MCDONALD  February is a busy month filled with many holidays and celebrations. There is Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Chinese New Year and Black...

Success for the Caribbean and Black Student

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System was established in 1992. The commission’s study examined the practice, procedures...

2016 Reflect, Plan and Execute

BY KATHY MCDONALD  2015 ended with kind words of encouragement and for this I am truly grateful. One year ago I had just embarked on...

Reflections of my First Year in Office

BY KATHY MCDONALD December 1st marks one year since I was sworn into office. It seems like just yesterday I was pounding the pavement with...

Sex Education – Myth vs Facts

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Ministry of Education revised the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum. This update was well overdue as there have been significant...

Work to Rule Comes to an End

BY KATHY MCDONALD The Principals and Vice Principals were about the only group that were not on strike when the school year started. By the...

Labrish with Trustee McDonald

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Applied or academic? How do they impact my child? What is an IEP …Individual Educational Plan?  What is an OSR (Ontario Student...

Community News

Supporting GTA Seniors A-Supreme Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grand Charity Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  Though the Jamaica Diaspora Conference came and went more than two months ago, Jamaicans continue to celebrate 55 years of independence in...

A Brand Of African Inspired Print Skirts For All Women And Girls

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  In a society where Eurocentric fashion styles and brands have predominated the mainstream, one fashion designer has taken on the task of...

SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

BY: LEANNE BENN When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public...

From Toronto to Dominica with Love

BY: LEANNE BENN Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much. Those are the words of the local Kaisoca ladies...

JN Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Fund

With all of the recent devastation that has swept through the Caribbean, businesses are rallying together to aid in relief efforts to the islands....