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Sunday, April 30, 2017

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...

Local Boxer Inspires Youth to Live Fearlessly

BY ALYSSA MAHADEO  Dedicated, driven and focused are all words that best describe aspiring professional boxer Mohammed Feroze Abedeen, a young man out of Mississauga...

The Green Dupatta Charity Organization – Restoring Communities Worldwide

BY ALYSSA MAHADEO “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those words spoken by the highly revered philosopher, Mahatma Gandhi has become...

A Night with the Jamaican Canadian Youth Council

BY KEVIN YEBOAH “United we stand and divided we fall! Try? There is no try, everything is a must and we’ll do just that.” These...

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...

Professional Development

4 Keys to Unlock Your Big Dreams

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON 1. Own your big dream – The very first step to fulfilling your big dream is accepting personal responsibility for your dream....

How Tragedy Propels Triumph

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Natalie Hope-Selkin was comfortable in her career as an in-house counsel with one of Canada's largest insurance firms until she found herself...

First Quarter Check In

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON We’ve come to the end of the first quarter of the year, a traditional checkpoint for your goals. How are you progressing...