100 ABC Honorees

Yvonne Francis (Toronto, Ontario)

Musician, Mentor, Mother and Lover of Life: teaching in our community for over 30 years. To the next Generation: “The more we learn from each other the more we can teach ...

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Yvette Yende-Ashiri (Ottawa, Ontario)

A staunch Advocate for Social Justice and Women’s Rights. To the next Generation: “Dare to Act, believe in yourself always, because change begins with you.”

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Yolanda McClean (Markham, Ontario)

The second Vice-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Ontario Canada Chapter To the next Generation: Stand firm in ...

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Dr. Winsome Smith (Toronto, Ontario)

A Paedriatric Dentist, practising and serving in two office locations. To the next Generation: “Success can only be accomplished when one is strong, determined and works tirelessly to achieve one’s goals.  ...

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Wendy Jones (Toronto, Ontario)

Toronto’s Number One Female Steel Pan Bandleader To the next Generation: “Never wait on others to fulfill your dreams”

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Dr. Victoria Nelson (Mississauga, Ontario)

Volunteer at Acorn 2 Oak Community Services To the next Generation: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress working together is success “end of quote”, Henry Ford.

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Veronica Sullivan (Toronto, Ontario)

Children’s Programme Coordinator for the African Canadian Heritage Association, Educator To the next Generation: “Let the Seven Principles be your guide (Unity, Self-Determination, Collective work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Creativity ...

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Velma Morgan (Toronto, Ontario)

A Teacher and Advocate for gender and cultural diversity in politics. To the next Generation: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you ...

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Trey Anthony (Toronto, Ontario)

Award-winning Writer, Visionary,  Producer and Businesswoman. To the next Generation: “When someone tells you no, let that ‘no’ fuel you to keep going to prove them wrong. Never let a ...

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Thora H. Espinet (Toronto, Ontario)

Barrister, Solicitor, former Judge of the Toronto Small Claims Court and former Chair of the Canada Pension Plan Tribunal. To the next Generation: “In a changing world, be innovative, be ...

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