100 ABC Honourees

Penelope Hodge (Anderson)

Penelope Hodge is a 7th generation Canadian, born in Digby, Nova Scotia and moved with the family to Greenville, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia where she grew up on a small farm. ...

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Kamala-Jean Gopie

When she was honoured with the the City of Toronto Award she said: ” I shall not pass this way again. Any good thing that I can do, or any ...

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Wilma Francis

On February 5, 2013, Mrs. Francis was bestowed the Queen’s Jubilee Award under the auspices of Bob Delaney MPP, for her community service. She also received a Certificate of Appreciation ...

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Madeline Edwards

Receiving the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour is an accomplishment she treasures. She is delighted to have represented her community and be recognized for it. Another of her ...

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Maria Da Silva

Her best advice for the next generation is to “Respect your parents, say no to drugs, help one another, develop your intellect constantly, and prepare yourselves to become the leaders ...

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Rita M. Cox

She has been described as “an exceptional individual who, through her love for the spoken and written word, has inspired people of all ages and has opened the literary world ...

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Pauline Christian

Pauline is the current President for the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). For over 20 years, she worked at Bell Canada in various capacities, mostly leadership. She is passionate ...

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Nalda Callender

Nalda views community building as a process for societal change and says “it means change in the level at which people participate in the social, economic and political life of ...

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Karen Burke

Born in Brantford, Ontario, Karen Burke’s love for gospel music was nurtured through the strong musical legacy of her family, whose roots on both sides can be traced back to ...

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Marsha Brown

Marsha is best known as a social justice advocate, working with mainstream media outlets such as City TV, CBC and Global News to platform issues related to affordable childcare, poverty and ...

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