100 MOST INFLUENTIAL
TO BE CELEBRATED AT THE
EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA
OCTOBER 29TH, 2022
Stanley Julien, Managing Director, Head, Special Accounts, Bank of Montreal.
Wes Hall, Chairman, Kingsdale Advisors & Founder, Black North Initiative.
Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, Canadian Trailblazer, Former MP & Minister.
Dr. Peter Ozemoyah, Nuclear Engineer &
Vice President, Tyne Engineering Inc.
Mark Beckles, Vice President, Social Impact and Innovation, Royal Bank of Canada.
Colin Lynch, MD and Head, Global Real Estate, Asset Management, TD Bank.
Paulette Senior, President & CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation.
William Onuwa, Executive Vice President,
Chief Audit Executive, Director, Royal Bank.
Claudette McGowan, CEO of Protexxa, Global Information Technology Leader.
Derand Kamanga, Group Head, BMO Capital Markets, Bank of Montreal.
Marlon Reid, Community General Manager,
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Tiffany Callender, President & CEO, Federation of African Canadian Economics.
Dr. Christopher Morgan, Founder & Director, Black Health Alliance.
Al Ramsay, Vice President & Head, Market Segments, TD Bank Financial Group.
Jeffrey Orridge, President & CEO, TVO
Media, sports & entertainment leader.
Christelle Francois, COO, Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE).
Wesley Ogude, President of Springwells & Royal Brothers, Royal Sisters.
Dr. Rustum Southwell, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Initiative of Atlantic Canada.
Nadine Spencer, Chief Executive Officer,
Black Business & Professional Association.
Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senator, Senate of Canada.
Michael H. Tulloch, Judge, Ontario Court Of Appeal.
Masai Ujiri, President, Toronto Raptors, National Basket Association.
Wale Ade, Founder, Nigerian Canadian Business Network
Michael Coteau, MP & Black Caucus Leader, Parliament of Canada
Arielle Kayabaga, MP & Black Caucus Leader
Parliament of Canada
The Right Hon. Michaelle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada.
Michael Lee Chin, Chairman & CEO, Portland Holdings Inc., Billionaire Philanthropist.
Joan Jenkinson, Executive Director, Black Screen Office.
Nerissa Allen, Founder & President, Black Business Association of BC.
Dr. Opiyo Oloya, Vice President, Western University.
Michael Forrest, Founder, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
Steve Anderson, Deputy Mayor, Town of Shelbourne, Ontario.
Charles Osuji, Managing Partner, Osuji Smith Lawyers.
Fabienne Colas, Founder & President, Toronto Black Film Festival.
Kemi Jacobs, Executive Director, Delta Family Resource Centre.
Charles Marful, Talent Director, Assurance Practice, EY Canada.
Alexander Sinora, Co-Founder & Consultant
The Wealth Club, McKinsey & Co.
Leo Johnson, Executive Director, Empowerment Squared.
Rosemary Sadlier, Author, Speaker, Historian, Consultant.
Harriet Thornhill, Former Vice President,
RBC Advice Centre and Direct Investing.
Dennis Mitchell, CEO, Starlight Capital &
Co-Founder, Black Opportunity Fund.
Chris Campbell, Vice President, Carpenter’s District Council of Ontario.
Olu Orifa, Founder & President, CLI College of Business, Health & Technology.
Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, President, A Taste Of The Caribbean Festival, Montreal.
Isaac Olowolafe, CEO of Dream Maker Realty & Founder of Dream Legacy Foundation.
Marci Ien, Canadian MP & Minister, Ministry of Women and Gender Equality and Youth.
Selwyn Richards, Author, Chef & CEO, The Art Of Catering Incorporated.
Ebenezer Asare, President of Afrocan Foods & Supermarkets.
Hon. Tony Ince, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Province of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Liza Egbogah, Posture Expert, & Creator Dr. Liza Shoes.
Dwight Drummond, Award-winning journalist, Host of CBC Toronto News at Six.
Dr. Mansfield Edwards, President, Ontario Conference of SDA.
Sarah Onyango, TV/RADIO Host & Producer
CHUO 89.1FM and Rogers TV.
Andre De Grasse,
Sprinter, Olympic Medalist.
David Sudz Sutherland, Writer, Director
& Producer, Film and Television.
Peter Toh, Executive Director, Music Africa Foundation / Afrofest.
Frances Ann Solomon, Executive Director, CaribbeanTales Film Festival.
Daniel Monehin, CEO & Founder, Resolut Consulting, Professor, Queens University.
Jai Waterman, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Blockstation Incorporated.
Ron Cunningham, Executive Director, Citizens For The Advancement Of Community Dev.
Ryan Knight, Co-Executive Director,
Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN).
Shawn Allen, Founder & CEO, Matrix Mortgage Global, largest independent one in Canada.
Sam Tita, President & CEO, Enrich Building Solutions and Enrich Group of Companies.
Denham Jolly, Founder, The BBPA, Flow 39.5 FM and Milestone Enterprises.
Dr. Anthony Sterling, President, Sterling Dental.
Michael Pinball Clemons, Director & Co-Founder, Pinball Clemons Foundation.
Dauna Jones-Simmonds, Co-Founder
100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women.
Ray Williams, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, National Bank Financial.
Nathan Downer, News Anchor, CTV Toronto News, Bell Media.
Peter Flegel, Executive Director, Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat.
Dr. Ola Kassim, Chief Pathologist & Laboratory Director, West Perry Sound Health Centre.
Professor George Dei, Faculty of Education
University of Toronto.
Dr. Sheridan Cyrus, President, Dr. Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry
Itah Sadu, Director and Co-Founder, A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
Amanda Parris, Host, Reporter & Producer,
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Samuel Oboh, Architect and President Emeritus, Royal Canadian Architectural Society.
Kabu Asante, President of African Canadian Social Development Council.
Leslyn Lewis, MP & Leadership Candidate,
Conservative Party of Canada.
Russell Grosse, Executive Director of
the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia.
Donovan Bailey, Sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist.
Jackie Richardson, Singer & Actress, Music, Film & Television Legend.
Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants.
Arisa Cox, Host & Executive Producer
Big Brother Canada television series.
Jay Martin, Comedian, stand up, radio and television star.
Drake (Aubrey Graham), Rapper, Singer & Actor, Hip Hop Star, multiple award winner
The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye), Singer & Producer, Pop Star; Grammy & Billboard winner
Ahmed Hussen, MP & Minister of Housing, Diversity & Inclusion, Canada.
Raymund Guiste, Executive Director,
Tropicana Community Services.
Tonya Williams, Founder & Executive Director, Reelworld Film Festival.
Howard Shearer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Canada.
Cameron Bailey, Chief Executive Officer,
Toronto International Film Festival.
Dr. Mary Ann Chambers, Author & Chancellor, Guelph University.
Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Dr. Theo Yameogo, Partner & Leader, Ernst & Young.
Dr. Alexander O. Macgregor, President,
Toronto Institute Of Pharmaceutical Technology
Tracy Moore, Host & Journalist, the Cityline lifestyle show, CityTV, Canada.
Jully Black, Singer-Songwriter, Producer,
Actress, Juno Award Winner, R&B Star.
Warren Salmon, Founder & President, First Fridays, Blackboard International.
Evelyn Myrie, President, Afro Canadian Caribbean Association.
Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Physician & Psychiatry Professor, University of Toronto
Date: Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Time: Red Carpet, 7.00 PM; Awards Show, 8.00 PM
Venue: Meridian Arts Centre, Formerly Toronto Centre For The Arts
Address: 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8, Canada
Tickets: $80 plus HST & fees
Afroglobal Television, a 24-hour global super channel, presents the awards gala with other partners. The sixteen recipients of each year are role models for youth in the Crossover Mentorship Program. The premier cable network also runs the 100 Most Influential Black Canadians initiative. Honourees are celebrated at the Excellence Awards gala.
Sponsors: Have included Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Ethiopian Airlines, Chevrolet, Canadian Armed Forces, York Regional Police, Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry, Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Sterling Dental, Afrocan Foods, FreshCo, Mosaic Foods, Bank of Montreal, Western Union, World Remit, OMNI Television and MoneyGram International. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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100 MOST INFLUENTIAL
BLACK CANADIANS PROGRAM
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