Coco LaRain Veira
Starting My Speaking Career as A Teenage Mother, Mentoring over 300 young women, Mentoring My Fellow Survivors To Become Revolutionary Speakers.
Becoming the first Black Female Principal of The Dismantling AntiBlack Racism Strategy in YRDSB, Being a Co-Lead of Black Excellence Program. Becoming a homeowner, Being a loving friend, sister and daughter
1. My children are my greated accomplishment; 2. My work: Ability to support and increase equality-seeking NGOs working to address issues that affect women and girls across Canada (Gender-based violence, Leadership empowerment, etc.); 3. Going back school as an adult and was able to complete my degree
As President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, I share Black history through social media, traditional media, presentations, publications, and curriculum resources. I co-executive produced an award-winning documentary, The North Was Our Canaan. I co-founded Black Women of Forward Action, co-hosting a weekly safe space for Black women.
1.Different Faces Model and Talent Agency. 2).Operating The Exhibitor Support Centre 3).Became a heart transplant recipient
My most important accomplishment is raising a kind, conscious emotionally intelligent daughter. Teaching in Ghana. Helming the makeup dept of the iconic Canadian TV show Degrassi for 15 seasons.
Becoming a professor; winning a medal at the world championships; starting ANANSI School for the Performing Arts
My major accomplishments include being the second person to be appointed as Torontos Photo Laureate (2019-2023), being recognized as the top graduate in my MFA class with the Ryerson Gold Medal for the Faculty of Communication + Design, and caring for my mother through her 14-year journey with pancreatic cancer.
My three most significant accomplishments include making an impact on three public art museums across Canada by contributing to their potential for broader relevance; supporting the work and career development of a diversity of artists; and learning how to be a leader who can guide teams with empathy and kindness.
I received the Deeds Speak Award from York Regional Police, opened for Mrs. Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the former GG of Canada, and being the proponent in the Enslavement of Africans in Canada being named a historic significant Canadian event.