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12-Year-Old Anthaea-Grace Patricia Dennis Makes History As Canada’s Youngest University Graduate

Before even becoming a teenager, Anthaea-Grace Patricia Dennis made academic history in Canada. CBC reports that the 12-year-old has received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Ottawa — making her Canada’s youngest university graduate. Dennis began working toward earning her bachelor’s at age 9.

Jun 13, 2023

Cameroonian Man Asks For $60K For His Jollof Rice Business And Wes Hall Offers Him $600K Instead

Sometimes you have to ask, and you really might receive. One Cameroonian in Toronto entered Canada’s “Dragon Den” — an unscripted television show that allows aspiring Canadian entrepreneurs to pitch for investments to a panel of venture capitalists — looking for an investment in his business. Ultimately, he left with more than what he was asking for.

Nov 9, 2022

Drake And Boi-1da Just Played A Part In Improving Internet Connectivity For Thousands Of Canadians

Drake apparently does it all, as he’s now played a part in providing better Internet to his fellow Canadians. According to HipHopDx, in July 2019, Drake requested for the mayor of Pickering — a city in Ontario, Canada — to create “stronger wifi towers” for award-winning producer Boi-1da, who appeared to be having trouble sending over beats. “Can the mayor of Pickering set up some stronger wifi towers so @boi1da can be able to send me all his newest beats?? Trying to cook up. Thanks,” Drake asked via Instagram. And to no surprise, they delivered. Pickering previously issued a response to the rapper sharing plans to expand and strengthen the broadband network in the city. Now, it appears the city has kept its promise to fix internet connectivity issues for its hamlets and rural areas. “Drake’s call for better Internet in Pickering is answered! Remember when Drake called on the “Mayor of Pickering” to fix Internet connectivity issues where his regular producer, Boi1da, lives and...

Mar 30, 2022

Raptors' Pascal Siakam Gives Back To Toronto Youth With $25K & Sneakers

When kicks drive the culture, it’s only right that they’re also used to drive change! Complex reports that Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam will give back to the city through his nonprofit organization, The PS43 Foundation. The NBA superstar’s organization will partner with sneaker-based charity Kickback for a donation totaling in the amount of $25,000 equipped with 30 pairs of sneakers.

Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Oluwatomilayo Daodu to Make History as the First Black Woman Pediatric Surgeon in Canada

Meet the Black woman who will soon become the first Black woman to practice pediatric surgery in Canada! According to Face2Face Africa, Dr. Oluwatomilayo (Tito) Daodu is on a mission to make surgical care accessible to all. Despite a rough childhood, Dr. Daodu is an award-winning researcher volunteer and wants to “break down barriers to patients in need of surgical care.” “One of the things that excite me about the future is that I have a story that not many people have,” said Dr. Daodu. “I am probably uniquely situated from what I’ve gone through in life to be able to speak not just from an academic point of view, but from real life.” So proud to get to practice #pedsurg with such an incredible and supportive team at Alberta Children’s Hospital! Thanks for the shout out @APSASurgeons ! Let’s all take strides to ensure equitable access to careers in medicine and surgery! #MedTwitter #ILookLikeASurgeon — Tito Daodu MD (@TitoDaodu) February 10, 2021 According...

Feb 23, 2021

Actor-Sibling Duo Stephan James, Shamier Anderson Launch The Black Academy to Celebrate Black Talent

Hollywood for Black actors and creatives is already an isolated space still plagued with systemic racism and discrimination, but in Canada, the lack of opportunities for Black talent is even more apparent. In an effort to shift the industry in a new direction, Variety reports that Canadian actors and brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James have just launched The Black Academy — an extension of their nonprofit B.L.A.C.K. Canada (Building a Legacy in Acting, Cinema + Knowledge) which was founded in 2016 — meant to honor and celebrate Black Canadian talent.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by B.L.A.C.K ™️ (@blackisnowcanada) The Black-led organization — funded by the Canada Media Fund — will reportedly showcase the country’s established and rising Black talent, thus amplifying overlooked English and French-Canadian artists across the country. “The impetus of The Black Academy stems from our long-lasting commitment, deep ties to our community, and an awareness of the...

Dec 4, 2020

Canada’s Prime Minister Announces Investment of Up to $221M in Black Entrepreneurs

In a press conference on Wednesday, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the launch of Canada’s first Black Entrepreneurship Program, according to a press release . The program offers investments of up to $221 million in partnership with multiple Canadian financial institutions and the Canadian Government in support of businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. “The pandemic has shone a light on the inequalities that disproportionately hurt Black Canadians, and has underscored the need to restart our economy in a way that allows all Canadians an equal chance to succeed,” said the Prime Minister, according to the release.“As we move forward, this program will help support Black entrepreneurs and create new opportunities for Black-owned businesses, so they are well-positioned for our economic recovery.” The press release reveals the program includes a new National Ecosystem Fund with $53 million dedicated to helping Black entrepreneurs gain access to funding and capital,...

Sep 10, 2020

Facebook Executives May Be Held In Contempt For Ignoring Canadian Parliament Subpoena

Earlier this month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg were subpoenaed to appear before the Canadian Parliament. The hearing is scheduled to take place today before the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy. On Monday evening, Canadian officials learned through CNN that both Zuckerberg and Sandberg decided not to attend. Instead, the company would be sending Kevin Chan, its head of public policy for Facebook Canada, and Neil Potts, its director of public policy. Facebook’s decision to send in alternatives didn’t impress Bob Zimmer MP — the chair of the committee — because the request for attendance was a subpoena. Now, Canadian officials can vote on whether to hold the executives in contempt of parliament. “Knowing the structure of Facebook and how it is micro-managed right from the top, any change on the platform is done through Mr. Zuckerberg or through Ms. Sandberg,” Zimmer told CNN. This isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has aired a...

May 28, 2019