Abigail Hamilton

2022 Honourees

Abigail Hamilton
Category / Expertise:
Title: Ms.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

I have been instrumental in the fight against anti-Black racism within the peel district school board the result of which is being currently implemented in all Ontario schools by way of the ministry’s directives. 2) My role as a student advocate. 3) ResQ Youth International Incorporated as founder.3)

Phone Number: 905.451.0953 / 416.278.7222
Adeola Olubamiji
Category / Expertise:
Title: Dr.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

1. Being able to accomplish all that I have coming from less privileged background 2. Knowing that I am a pillar of support and source of inspiration to so many young black girls and women who want to accomplish great things in the STEM industry 3. Knowing that I am a shining example of how hard work and determination can lead to technical breakthroughs and success in a fast-paced and changing industry.

Andrée Vernon
Category / Expertise:
Title: Mrs.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

1) Being a leader at the intersection of Education and Social Justice. 2) Being granted the favour of having such a title as Mother. 3) I AM a breast cancer Thriver!

Phone Number: 647-217-1010
Andria Babbington
Category / Expertise:
Title: Mrs.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

Leading the labour movement, Fighting at the bargaing table and on the street with workers to win worker right and raise standards for workers, Helping student that need education tools to continue their education

Annette Henry
Category / Expertise:
Title: Dr.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

Novel contributions to academic literature on black women and girls in Canada and activism in black communities

Asha Lapps
Category / Expertise:
Title: Ms.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

1. Completing my degree while working full time and putting myself through university, doing my dream job as a flight attendant, starting the Black Queens of Durham Region

Brenda Okorogba
Category / Expertise:
Title: Ms.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

I have provided college success and vocational Psychology coaching to diverse students across the world who have successfully secured $80.4M in scholarships, bursaries, differential tuition fee waivers and graduate assistantships and currently has a published directory AMEKETUNI with $446B worth of financial aid for diverse students, college professors, researchers and community members. Individuals who have benefitted from her services have recorded academic and career success rates by 98%, launched profitable businesses and transitioned into new careers in the past 5 years. Receiving the Manitoba150 Honours Award (once-in-a-lifetime) and also being recognized globally as a seasoned Learning Experience and Service Designer.

Camille Dundas
Category / Expertise:
Title: Mrs.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

My top three accomplishments would include: 1.) Building and sustaining Canada’s leading online magazine for Black Canadians over the last decade. I’m proud of how much ByBlacks.com has contributed to helping our community see itself in greatness. 2.) Building that business together with my husband, AND building two other family businesses, AND raising our two children AND still remaining happily married! 🙂 3.) Going from giving out free advice at conferences to becoming one of the most highly sought-after racial equity educators in Canada, helping some of the biggest organizations in the world such as Google, re-imagine their workplaces through an anti-racist lens.

Camille Williams-Taylor
Category / Expertise:
Title: Ms.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

.My current position as the Director of Education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has been a significant professional accomplishment. Secondly, the completion of my Masters of Arts degree was a very important accomplishment, as I had to navigate many competing priorities in that journey. My most significant personal accomplishment has been my family and guiding three marvelous young Black women to adulthood.

Carmen James-Henry
Category / Expertise:
Title: Mrs.
Achievements & Accomplishments:

Parenting with my husband of 39 years, a daughter who now contributes to her community. Mentoring young black women, who are all now successful and well-adjusted adults carving out spaces for themselves in this rapidly-changing world. My contribution as a healthcare professional to the health and well-being of others.