Bernard Laryea motivates youth to pursue excellence

Credit to Author: Margaret Jetelina| Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 17:49:43 +0000

With his Toronto youth program Dare to be Different Motivational speaker, youth worker and entrepreneur Bernard Laryea remembers a time when he felt there was something missing in his life. The Ghanian-born immigrant describes it as “a passion that was burning inside him,” but was “trapped.” It was his desire to give back and inspire […]

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Teen newcomer advocates for mental health awareness

Loizza Aquino was the Youth Award winner among this year’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants When Loizza Aquino was just one- year-old, she and her family left the Philippines to start a new life in Canada. Landing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, their new surroundings were quite a contrast from their Southeast Asian roots. Yet her parents […]

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Top 25 Trish Mandewo gets into politics

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Trish Mandewo to run for Coquitlam City Council Zimbabwe-born entrepreneur Trish Mandewo, an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant (2017), has proven to be a community dynamo since arriving in Canada in 2009. Not only has she had successes as an entrepreneur, consultant and founder of Women’s Collaborative Hub, a non-profit […]

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Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade empowers her community

Brampton Top 40 Under 40 winner is a philanthropist at heart Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade sets the bar high for herself. “No matter where I am or how far I get, there’s another level I can achieve,” she says. The Jamaican-Born HR professional, community activist and author already has a list of accolades to her name at […]

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Immigrant from Zimbabwe Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia is a new senator

Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia appointed to senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Among the recent appointments to the Senate of Canada is that of Dr. Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia, an immigrant from Zimbabwe who immigrated to Canada in 1984 to flee the African country’s civil unrest. The family physician settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, […]

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