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2021 Black History Ottawa Community  Builder Award Recipients

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Gwen Madiba

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her work with Equal Chance,
which fights the impacts of systemic
racism through various programs
focused on food security (Meals for
Hope) and assistance to stranded
international students, mental health
support (healing circle sessions), and
employment (free info sessions).

Resa Solomon-St.Lewis

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her work in support of
organizations providing meals for
Black seniors and frontline
workers, as well as her work with the
Doctors Without Borders campaign
against the Ebola crisis in Africa and
various community associations

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Richard Sharpe

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For creating and running the NewLife
Project Inc., which inspires, educates and empowers women locally, offers training and mentorship to local youth, and supports vulnerable women and children in West Africa, as well as her work making and distributing free masks during the
pandemic.

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Marie Philippe-Remy

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For establishing the Fabiola’s Addiction and Mental Health Awareness & Support Foundation, a non-profit organization offering information sessions and counselling for community members struggling with mental illness.

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ACAO

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For working to provide food and
other essential supplies to vulnerable
and Black seniors in need as well as
newcomers during the pandemic
lockdown, and for organizing and
supporting various initiatives aimed
at educating and empowering the
ACB community.

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Flo Seniors

2021 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For providing virtual fitness and
social programs, Christmas
hampers and gift bags for isolated
seniors in need as well as finding
PSWs and other support for
vulnerable seniors.

2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Floyd Hutchinson

2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly ​his community leadership, specifically his role as pastoral care volunteer with the Ottawa Hospital; volunteer with the Karen refugees; and fund-raising campaigns volunteer with the United Way

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Margaret Tucker

2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly recognize her community leadership, specifically, her role as founding trustee of the National Institute of Jamaican-Canadians; founding member of the National Council of Jamaicans and Supportive Organisations in Canada; board member of Quality Living Housing Cooperative and the Rich Little Endowment Fund, as well as President of the Barrhaven Lions Club

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Richard Sharpe

2020 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly his community leadership, specifically his role on organizations such as the: National Council of Visible Minorities; Public Works and Government Services Canada Visible Minority Network; 613/819 Black Hub; Federal Black Employee Caucus; Dream Legacy Foundation; and along with your other community engagement activities related to education, policing and human rights​

2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Global Community Alliance

2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly recognize their leadership and community engagement; specifically their role in establishing the annual Black History Month gala, with proceeds going to various charitable causes and organisations, such as the Haiti earthquake relief, Ottawa School Breakfast program and Black History Ottawa

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Catherine Kizito

2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

to publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically her role as  founder of the African culture dance group “Ngoma of Africa”, her leadership role with the Girl Guides of Canada (Parkwood Hills District), her volunteer contributions to various community organizations including the Ugandan Association of Ottawa, the Agnes Zabail Boys and Girls Club as well as the Canada Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA)

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Dahabo Ahmed Omer

2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement; specifically her leadership role with the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition, membership of the Steering Committee of the Federation of Black Canadians, and her pivotal role in the Mayor’s Task Force on the Somali community 

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Yvette Yende-Ashiri


 

2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly recognize her leadership

and community engagement; specifically her advocacy on the rights of women and girls, creation of the Junior Chamber International, her leadership role as Founding President of the  Fédération Femmes Enfants Avenir Monde as well as her exceptional contribution to the promotion of Francophones and their integration into the Ottawa community

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Suzan Lavertu

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

Every Child is Sacred category

To publicly recognize her leadership and community engagement, specifically: in her role as Artistic Director leading Cultural Arts Studio of Afro-Caribbean Dance; fostering youth leadership qualities through the Afro-Caribbean Cotillion; fund-raising to support humanitarian efforts in countries such as Sierra Leone and Dominica.

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Merrick Palmer

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

to publicly recognize his volunteer leadership and community engagement, specifically his role as Technical Director, Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association; President of the Sickle Cell Action Network; fund-raising for various causes; and leadership in Youth Career Days and Black History Month events.

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Petronila Michael

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

Adult category

To publicly recognize her extensive volunteer work, specifically her leadership of the annual Tonight-For-Tanzania fund-raiser; extensive volunteer work with OCISO, CUSO International and Carleton University; and for being a strong role model for Black women and girls in Canada's national capital region and beyond.  

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Ketcia Peters

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

To publicly recognize her volunteer leadership and community engagement; specifically her role as Co-Chair of the Community & Police Action Committee; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of North-Sud Roots and Culture Canada; and Secretary of Black History Ottawa, as well as her other community leadership initiatives.

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Prof. Nduka Otiono

2018 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award

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2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Abdirahaman Coalition 

2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For their efforts to obtain greater transparency and accountability, challenge racial inequity, and bring positive change, in order to secure justice for Mr. Abdirahman Abdi.

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Miranda Harris

2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her extensive volunteer work, specifically her leadership as Student Council President during the Earl of March Wellness Week, which helped students focus on self-care strategies to cope with the emotional toll of pain and

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Amanda Ngwafusi​

2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her extensive volunteer work on behalf of Proud to be Me; Carleton University Women's varsity team; fundraising for the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, as well as other volunteer activities.

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Katrice Bent

2017 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her extensive volunteer work on behalf of the Monfort Hospital and the Jamaican Ottawa Community Association, fundraising for cancer at St. Patrick's High School, as well as other volunteer activities. 

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Crystal-Lee Savage

2017 Black History Ottawa Every Child is Sacred Award 

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Crystal-Lee Savage with the
​Inaugural Every Child is Sacred Award

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Daniel R. Stringer​

2017 Black History Ottawa President's Community Builder Award

Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Daniel R. Stringer​ with the
2017 Black History Ottawa President's Community Builder Award

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Kikachukwu Otiono

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Kikachukwu Otiono with the
2016 Black History OttawaCommunity Builder Award (Youth Leadership)
for her volunteer work as Youth Editor, Black Ottawa Scene; Co-President Black History Month club at Colonel By Secondary School, and Co-President Canadian Politics Club, Colonel By Secondary School.

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Elcho Stewart

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award (Community Leadership)for her leadership in promoting women's entrepreneurship in Ottawa through initiatives by the Network of  Black Business and Professional Women

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Sharmaarke Abdullahi

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award

Black History Ottawa is pleased to present Sharmaarke Abdullahi with the
2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award (Community Leadership) for his many years of advocacy on behalf of immigrant youth and volunteer work in support of the Somali community.  

2015 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

Fay Jarrett

2015 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

2015 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award for her contributions to Ottawa's arts and media scene through many years of community volunteer work on behalf of the long-running show Caribbean Calendar (Rogers TV), the popular musical ensemble  Ni Wewe Tu, Christ Chapel Bible Church, and various community initiatives.

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Jordi Ibalanky

2015 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

2015 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award for his community volunteer work on behalf of the Ottawa Congolese Association, and Jaku Konbit's programs and projects: Youth in Policing Initiative, GreenStar Community Garden, Peer-to-Peer Youth group, Greatness Within Me summer camp, Summer Job for Youth, while at the same time carrying a demanding academic load as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Ottawa. 

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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YOHANAN DEMEKE

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award

In recognition of her passion for helping newcomers integrate into Canadian society, her outstanding volunteer work with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, and demonstrated leadership among her peers.

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CANADIAN SOMALI MOTHERS'ASSOCIATION

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award (Community Leadership) In recognition of this organization's tireless efforts in support of Somali children, youth and their parents in the education and criminal justice systems.

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LENNOX PUCKERIN

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

In recognition of his many years of community volunteer work on behalf of Jaku Konbit, Jamaican Ottawa Community Association, fundraising for sickle cell anemia and through his not-for-profit organisation, Youth of Today.

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Lunette Jewne Johnson

2014 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

2016 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award (Community Leadership)for her leadership in promoting women's entrepreneurship in Ottawa through initiatives by the Network of  Black Business and Professional Women

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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Dr. JOSEPHINE  ETOWA

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award

For her tireless efforts in promoting women's rights, reducing health and social inequities, and advocating against racism, at municipal, provincial, national and international levels.

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NEEMA MUGALA LUKUMBUZYA

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her exemplary contribution in promoting African music and culture, philanthropy and fund-raising for various charitable causes. 

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TRISTANN PARCHMENT

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her remarkable contribution as a volunteer with the Pinecrest Terrace Community House, Ottawa Police Service, Youth Services Bureau, Jaku Konbit and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

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SHYNISE PARCHMENT

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award

For her total commitment as a volunteer with Jaku Konbit, Ottawa Police Service, Youth Services Bureau and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board.

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THE BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For representing the new generation of young black people, in a dignified and
professional way, as champions of all groups within our citizenry, that some set out to make vulnerable through racial bullying. 

2012 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award Recipients

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HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL BLACK HISTORY CLUB 

2012 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award
For creating, nurturing and sustaining the school's Black History club, 
enlarging its membership and successfully reaching out to other racial  groups
and individuals in their school..

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ABEBE ENGDASAW

2012 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award
For his outstanding leadership and volunteer work with Ottawa's vulnerable populations, and his tireless efforts in fund-raising, through the Christian Children's Fund of Canada, to fight child poverty in seven developing countries.

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CHELBY MARIE DAIGLE

2012 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

For her extensive volunteer community outreach efforts and advocacy, in promoting religious
and racial harmony, gender equality, youth  engagement and multiculturalism.

2012 Black History Ottawa Community Builder award

 

For creating, nurturing and sustaining the school's Black History club, enlarging its membership and successfully reaching out to other racial  group sand individuals in their school..

DESMOND DORAN

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