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Black Canadian Awards recognizes and celebrates trend-setters in the entertainment industry, community, business and arts. We take pride in our history while celebrating new victories and achievements. After two years of intensive research and ground work the 1st Black Canadian Awards held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, CNE grounds in Toronto on June 7th 2014.

It was revolutionary and still a platform of pride to highlight talents in dance, music, fashion and a few other outstanding industries. Mostly supported by individuals who believe this can serve as a platform to fill the void in showcasing and documenting the contributions of African Canadian industry experts and trailblazers. The appreciation of our work and the response of the public as given us the much needed boost to create other initiatives to advance other needs within our community and worldwide.

The Black Canadian Awards has being featured on several newspapers, TV, radio and magazines in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. Over the past few years we have honored talents and professionals from Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort Mcmurray, Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg, Vancouver and much more. Through our international categories we have also honored talents in Trinidad, Jamaica, Nigeria, South Africa, London, Ghana and much more.

We hope to enjoy more support from the public as we continue to break down barriers, open doors of opportunites and showcase outstanding talents both in Canada and worldwide.

Paul Ade 
Executive Director, 
Diversity Advancement Network 
[HQ: Toronto, Canada]

► PROGRAMS | INITIATIVES

+ LIST OF SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS AND AFFILIATED INITIATIVES:

Black Canadian Awards  
Black Canadian Economic Empowerment    
Black Women Awards
Black Canadian Women Awards    
Black Women Honors & Empowerment
Black Women Queen Ambassador Program
Women Leadership Conference     
Black Canadian National Conference    
Black Canadian Business Summit
Black Canadian Business Awards    
Black Canadian Youth Network    
Black Canadian Civic / Mayoral Forum    
Black Canadian National Wall of Role Models
African Caribbean Economic Empowerment

*Black Canadian Awards is an Initiative of the Diversity Advancement Network.
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► WITH SOME CHANGEAGENTS

+ WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD

PM JUSTIN TRUDEAU

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Canada, Honourable Justin Trudeau.

PM MAMADY YOULA

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Guinee, Honourable Mamady Youla.

PM ANDREW HOLNESS

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Honourable Andrew Holness.

 

HON. JEAN AUGUSTINE

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the 1st African Canadian woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, Honourable Jean Augustine.

KEVIN O'LEARY

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with TV and Radio Respected Celebrity of ABC's Shark Tank and CBC's Dragons Den Billoinaire Investor Kevin O'Leary.

CHIEF MARK SAUNDERS

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WITH PAUL ADE

Executive Director, Diversity Advancement Network, Paul Ade with the 1st African Canadian to become Toronto Police Chief. With over 32 years of service, Chief Mark Saunders.


► NEWS
TIMELINE

+ Edem presents his award to the Canadian High Commissioner

Few months after winning the Best International Act for Africa at the Black Canadian Awards, multiple award winning recording artist Denning Edem Hotor well known as Edem was been selected among other celebrities to help the Canadian High Commission in Ghana to embark on a worthy campaign towards child protection and ending child marriage.
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► Eleanor Collins | Honoree

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+ TV Personality

For the 1988 CBC Vancouver TV series THEN & NOW, Lynne McNamara talks with Vancouver's first lady of jazz, Eleanor Collins, about her life and career.

In 1954 she made her TV debut in CBC Vancouver's "Bamboula" and in 1955 she was the first black woman and jazz vocalist to host her own national CBC weekly show "Eleanor" with the Chris Gage Trio.

On July 1st 1975, she headlined the Dominion Day ceremonies in Ottawa.

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National Event Venue
Toronto
October XXrd, 20XX

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