100 ABC Honourees

Donna Cardoza

“I would be gentler and more compassionate with myself, be proud of who I am and relax in knowing that everything will work out as destined.”

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Djanet Sears

In the 1980s, questioning her place in Canada as member of a visible minority and in search of her ancestral roots she traveled to West Africa. It was a cathartic ...

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Denise Siele

Her best advice for the next generation: “Those who choose to pursue excellence will relish the fact that each waking morning presents you with a brand new opportunity to strive ...

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Denise Cole

A favourite quote is from the poem Andrea del Sarto by Robert Browning, “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” So, my advice ...

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Archbishop Dr. Deloris Seiveright

Her Grace Archbishop Dr. Deloris Seiveright BH(L) serves and mentors young people, building their self-esteem respect, spiritual awareness, honesty, and humanity through her coaching.

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Delores Lawrence

Her best advice for the next generation: “Be empowered to achieve your goals and stay on that road to that empowerment. Be open, knowing that different people will influence your ...

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Debbie Douglas

Over the last thirty years Ms. Douglas has been a leader in the violence against women movement – particularly as it impacts migrant and racialized women and girls.

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Daphne Clarke

From the basement of her house in 1980, she founded and was the first President of an organization called Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women (W5), which assists Black domestic ...

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Cynthia Reyes

Becoming the first Black on-air journalist at CBC TV in Toronto, I provided an important role model to younger people and encouragement to my community, as well as the proof ...

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Christine Williams

“There can be many distractions in life, however, my advice is to develop a personal vision and focus passionately on achieving your goals with dogged determination and never give up.”

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