2017 Awardees


Gordon Cressy

Cyril Thomas Matthew Outstanding Father Figure Award: Dr. Allan Carswell, professor emeritus of physics at York University.

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Delores Lawrence, founder, president & CEO of NHI Nursing & Homemakers Incorporated.

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Matilda Van Cooten Excellence in Parenting: Royston and Claire Jones, married for 47 years, parents of four children.

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Excellence in Community Service: John O’Dell, national representative for Unifor.

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Excellence in Media: Anthony Joseph, publisher-editor of The Caribbean Camera.

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Excellence in Politics: Eric Williams, member of the Peel District School Board.

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Excellence in Arts & Entertainment: The Heritage Singers, a group that promotes the development of Caribbean folk music and theatre.

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Excellence in Education: Rinaldo Walcott, associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto.

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Excellence in Medicine: Sheryl Bernard, registered nurse and a certified health executive of the Canadian College of Health Service Leaders (CCHL).

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Excellence in Law: Ingrid Berkeley-Brown, Superintendent of the Peel Regional Police.

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Excellence in Religion: Kay Morris, known as Canada’s ‘First Lady of Gospel & Queen of Reggae Gospel.’

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Excellence in Science: Dr. Tabo Sikaneta, general internist and nephrologist at The Scarborough Hospital.

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Excellence in Sports: Jeffrey L. Orridge, 13th commissioner of the Canadian Football League.

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Excellence in Management & Leadership: Mark Beckles, head of RBC Insurance Advice Centre.

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Excellence in Business: Marie Clarke Walker, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress.

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Youth Achievement Award: Remi Ojo Jr., excels in academics, sports, entrepreneurship, and giving back to the community.