2022 Honourees


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Nimo Abdulkadir (ON)

Director, Employment Programs

Ehi Ade-Mabo (AB)

Director, The Mindset Surgeon at Mindset Surgery Inc.

Ejibola .F. Adetokunbo-Taiwo (AB)


Ikram Ahmed (ON)

Intelligence Analyst | Business Owner

Dr. Janét Aizenstros (ON)

Founder & Executive Chairwoman

Tricia Teresa Miriam Alcendor (ON)


Donna Alexander (ON)

Social Worker | Mental Health Advocate

Clarissa Arthur (ON)

Executive Director

Simone Atungo (ON)

Chief Executive Officer

Monifa Ayinde (BC)

Career Consultant (Self Employed)

Andria Babbington (ON)

President of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council

Elaine Bennett (ON)

Certified Public Health Inspector

Stephanie Bernard (NT)

President & Co-Founder , Nunavut Black History Society

Mary Boudreau (MB)

President Unifor Local 468 Vice Chair Unifor Prairie Regional Council

Rhonelle Bruder (ON)

Ph.D. Researcher, Anti-Trafficking Advocate, Founder and Executive Director, Project iRISE

Siobhan Calderbank (ON)

Senior Director, Talent Management

Nicola Clarke (ON)

Author, Founder of the Nikki Clarke Show

Jessica Carter (ON)

Makeup Artist/Beauty Coach
Founder of “The Forgotten Goddess”

Mikaella Celestin (ON)

CEO and Founder of the Ottawa Hair Loss Clinic & Wellness and Creator and Owner of Tricho Solutions

Germaine Chazou-Essindi (ON)

Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Michele Pearson Clarke (ON)

Toronto Photo Laureate

Déborah Cherenfant (QC)

Regional Manager, Women in Enterprise, TD Bank Group

Florence Chumpuka (ON)

Legal Practitioner

Dr. Caroline Cole Power (ON)

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian HR Solutions, Inc. (CHRS)

Carol A. Comissiong (ON)

Chair/President of Tropicana Community Services

Juliet Creary (ON)

Entrepreneur -Women Empowerment Specialist

Denise Cummings-Luckie (ON)

National Manager, Compliance (Solicitor)

Patrice de Peiza (ON)

Provincial Head of Psychosocial Oncology (Ontario Health) & Advanced Practice Leader (Toronto Rehab)

Paula De Ronde (ON)

Caregiver/ Retired Librarian / Author

La Toya Dennie (ON)

Advisor, Anti-Racism projects

Violette Djiokap Kouatchou (QC)

Medical student

Danielle Dowdy (ON)

Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy & Stakeholder Relations, Toronto Police Services Board

Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas (ON)

Professor and a Medical Neuroscientist

Camille Dundas (ON)

Racial Equity Educator + Editor-in-Chief at ByBlacks.com

Cheryl Ann Ewan (ON)

Employment Counsellor

Keishia Facey (ON)

Equity, Inclusion and Organizational Change Consultant, One Vision One Voice Program Manager, Speaker, Founder and Creator of Riddim Fitness Inc. and the Riddim Cultural Arts Program

Cathy Ferreira (ON)

Regional Program Consultant

Ida Fogo (ON)

RETIRED Paralegal

Hope Franklin (ON)

Community Volunteer and Retired Social Services Worker

Maureen Fraser (ON)

Christian Counsellor, Editor

Gemma Grey-Hall (ON)

Major Gift Officer

Abigail Hamilton (ON)

Executive Director/Founder

Elise Harding-Davis (ON)

African Canadian Heritage Consultant

Dr. Annette Henry (BC)

Professor at University of British Columbia

Dr. Innes M. Howe (ON)

Author, Management Consultant & Pastor

Oyindamola Isaac (ON)

Founder, African Canadian Weddings; Author: Motherhood, a Sacred Ministry; Human Resources & Payroll Professional

Rochelle Ivri (ON)

Judge and Professor

Carmen James-Henry (ON)

Retired Registered Nurse

Shelley Jarrett (ON)

CEO & Founder SMJ Magazine Documentary Film maker Women’s Advocate Entrepreneur

Asha Lapps (ON)

Community Advocate, Entrepreneurship

Michelle Jacques

Head of Exhibitions & Collections / Chief Curator

Rita Ngarambe Laurence (ON)

Queen of Emancipation Canada, Miss Face of Humanity

Elaine Lloyd-Robinson (ON)

CEO Of G.H.E.T.T.O Stories (Getting Higher Education To Teach Others)

Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley (ON)

Executive Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at Dexterra Group Inc.

Yolanda T. Marshall (ON)


Kathy McDonald (ON)

Peel District School Board Trustee

Madame Justice Faye E. McWatt (ON)

Christelle Mekoh (MB)

Entrepreneur, Speaker and Communications & Marketing, SK-MB at Radio-Canada.

Sally Meseret (ON)

University Student

Marlye Monfiston (ON)

Senior Policy and Program Advisor

Jennifer E. Monteith (ON)

Advocate, Entrepreneur, Role Model

Irene Moore Davis (ON)

Michelle Munroe (ON)

Central Coordinator Parent and Community Engagement

Dr. Charis Newton-Thompson (ON)

EDI Consultant

Rose Nixon (ON)

Founder and CPO of ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)

Dr. Onye Nnorom (ON)

Black Health Lead, Faculty of Medicine, U of T

Jenny Okonkwo (ON)

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Practitioner

Brenda Okorogba (MB)

Founder and Learning Experience Designer

Dr. Adeola Olubamiji (ON)

Director Solutions Engineering at Desktop Metal

Dr. Rita Orji (NS)

Prof. of Computer Science, Dalhousie University

Naki Osutei (ON)

VP, CPB Strategy, Colleague Experience & ESG, TD Bank Group and Founder, Next Level Presence

Marie Oubline Philippe-Remy (ON)

President, FAMHAS Foundation

Priscilla Ofosu-Barko B.A., CYW, BSW, RSW

Director of Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Cheryl Phillips (ON)

Retired, Media Executive

Dr. Renee Phipps (MB)

Optometrist and Founder

Jennie R. Powell (ON)

Director, Women on the Rise

Laurian Patricia Powell-Bennett (QC)

Retired Nurse & Educator

Dr. Veda Roodal Persad (BC)

Faculty Member, Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

Suzan Richards (ON)

Founder & Artistic Director

Dr. Roz Roach (ON)

Executive Director

Joanne Robinson (ON)

President, Flo’s Seniors Health and Care Programs Network Inc.

Vivene Salmon (ON)

Chief Legal Officer

Kimberlee Shelley (ON)

Author, Activist, Talk Show Host, HR Professional

Dionne Sinclair (ON)

Vice President Clinical Operations and Chief Nurse Executive at CAMH

Dr. Leisha Strachan (MB)

Professor & Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba

Darcie Sutherland (ON)

Principal, Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy Implementation Plan, York Region District School Board

Rhonda ‘Fenom’ Thompson (MB)

President Elect, Congress of Black Women of MB Inc

Dr. Roberta K. Greene Timothy (ON)

Assistant Professor, Psychotherapist

Nnenna Uboma (ON)

Director, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank

Coco LaRain Veira (ON)

Founder, CEO, She Thrives By Design
Trauma-Informed Speaker, Trainer, Coach,
Author & Performing Artist

Andrée Vernon (ON)

Thought Leader in Education / Educator / Business Owner / Author

Veronica Vernon (ON)

Executive Director at Victory Neighbourhood Services Inc. and President of VV’S Adult Support Centre Corp.

Suzette Vidale (ON)

Steelpan Soloist and Instructor

Dr. Cranla Warren (ON)

Vice President – Leadership Development; Institute for Health and Human Potential

Paula Ann Camille Wharton-Litt (ON)

Retired Professor

Nadine Williams (ON)

Poet-Author-Arts Educator

Camille Williams-Taylor (ON)

Director of Education, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Patricia Wilson (ON)

Probation Manager

Rev. Janette Wright Grosvenor (ON)

Pastor, Director and Author

Jamea Zuberi (ON)

Vice Principal at the Toronto District School Board