Presented to individuals of Caribbean-Canadian heritage, who have attained success in their field of endeavours.

Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow

Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow

Dr. Catherine Chandler-Crichlow is the Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence for Financial Services Education. She has held a variety of senior leadership roles in the private and public sector and was Managing Director, International Leadership Associates Inc., Director - Corporate Programs at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and Associate Vice President – Education and Training at TD Bank Financial Group. She is a co-founder and Chair of the Board of the newly-established African & Caribbean Board of Industry and Trade.

She has over 30 years experience in human capital development with a focus on executive and leadership development, curriculum development and program evaluation. She is an author on human capital development and a frequent speaker on the topic both locally and internationally. In her capacity building work, Dr. Chandler-Crichlow has consulted to international agencies such as the World Bank, the central banks of Brazil, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore and Trinidad & Tobago as well as with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Malaysia. Her extensive experience in the private and public sectors focused on strategy development and institutional change.

She has implemented initiatives at both sector-wide and organizational levels with a consistent focus on aligning human capital solutions to strategic needs of a region or institution. In February 2012, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland cited her work in linking workforce development to economic development of the Toronto region’s financial services sector as a global “good practice”.

Dr. Chandler-Crichlow was invited to participate in Ontario’s first-ever Expert Roundtable involved in setting an immigration strategy for the province, and also invited by the federal Advisory Panel of International Trade to participate in a national roundtable involved in defining Canada’s International Education Strategy.

Dr. Chandler-Crichlow completed her Ph.D doctoral studies in Education at the University of Toronto, her Masters in Education at Harvard University – USA, a Diploma in Education at the University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago) and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree at The University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago).

Mr. David Taylor

Mr. David Taylor

Community leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist

A David Taylor is a proud husband, father, and grandfather. He is a Management Accountant and is currently President of Barvid Financial Services Inc. He spent his working years in Jamaica with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), and subsequently joined the Toronto office when he emigrated to Canada in 1980.

Taylor established Barvid Financial Services Inc. ("BFSI") in 1995. The firm services a niche market, handling the business affairs of professional services firms. In this regard, BFSI has been, and continues to be, involved in the establishment of some of the premier legal boutiques in the City of Toronto. Additionally, BFSI believes strongly in social justice, and in giving back to the communities to which it belongs. To this end, the firm has used its financial management skills to assist a number of organizations which benefit both the Canadian and Jamaican communities.

He also currently serves as President of Ecuhome Corporation: a non-profit housing corporation that provides quality affordable housing and support for people who have experienced homelessness. Ecuhome operates 58 shared houses, an historic 60-room rooming house, and 5 apartment buildings throughout Toronto.

Taylor has served on various boards and committees in the past. He is a past President of the Jamaica College Old Boys' Association of Canada; a former Chair of the Social Justice and Advocacy Board of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto; a former Treasurer and Director of Project Work, a charity which provides training to, and obtains jobs for, young adults with intellectual disabilities; a former member of the Town of Markham's Achievement and Civic Recognition Awards Committee; a former member of Council of The Anglican Diocese of Toronto; and a delegate from the Diocese to The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. He currently sits on the Allocations Committee of FaithWorks, the arm of the Diocese of Toronto that provides annual funding of over $1.2 Million to various charities and Ministries in the Episcopal Area.
On January 1, 2014, Taylor will be presented with the Order of the Diocese of Toronto at the inaugural awards presentation by the Archbishop of Toronto. This award recognizes significant contributions made by lay persons to making a difference in the life of the church, and people in their communities.

Mr. Roger Mooking

Mr. Roger Mooking

Celebrity chef, television host, author, award winning recording artist.

Trinidadian born chef Roger Mooking has earned a reputation as one of North America's premier Chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. As a third generation restaurateur and chef he began his formal training through the esteemed George Brown Culinary Management Program where he graduated with Top Honors and is now the Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee.

Roger continued his training at Toronto's world-renowned Royal York Hotel before co-owning and consulting on many food and beverage operations. Currently Roger is working with Pearson International Airport to open "Twist by Roger Mooking"; a restaurant, set to open in summer 2014, that takes a global twist on locally sourced North American comfort foods. Roger's restaurants has been on various "Best Of" lists and he was recently awarded the "Premiers Award" for excellence in the field of Creative Arts and Design.

He is the Host and Co-Creator of his own Internationally broadcast television series Everyday Exotic. His award-winning cookbook, based on the show, explores paring ingredients from all corners of the globe with everyday meals. He is also the Co-host of Heat Seekers airing on Food Network and Host of Man Fire Food on Cooking Channel. Roger is a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada, which premiered to an all-time audience record high for Food Network Canada. His culinary talents have led to appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Marilyn Denis, Top Chef Canada and Iron Chef to name a few.

In addition, Roger is a Juno award winning recording artist who has graced the stage with artists such as James Brown and Celine Dion. His album "Feedback" was released summer 2013. According to Roger 'food feeds the body, music feeds the soul. It's all food in various forms'.

But for Roger, what is most important is being a dedicated husband and father of four girls.

You could say Roger has a full plate!

Ms. Delores Lawrence

Ms. Delores Lawrence

CEO of NHI Nursing, community leader and philanthropist

Delores is the founder; President & CEO of NHI Nursing & Homemakers Inc. since 1985. A company that offers health care staffing and home care services. NHI impacts the Canadian economy with several hundred employees comprising of temp, perm, casual employees. Over 50 different languages spoken throughout the organization. NHI is committed to continuous quality improvement and in September 2013 the organization received Accreditation with Commendation from Accreditation Canada, an organization that measures NHI's standard of practice against national standards. Recipient of four consecutive years of Consumers' Choice Award for Excellence in Nurse Services.

Over the past eight years Delores thru NHI has provided several students from various organizations placements and mentoring for a variety of programs. She has organized shipment of variety of medical equipment and supplies to various hospitals and infirmaries in Jamaica and have facilitated visits by politicians and medical students from Jamaica to hospitals and long term care facilities in Canada. She also contributed financially to various community organizations in Jamaica and Canada.

A recipient of many awards and recognitions. Appointed to the Anglican Church Diocese of Toronto Executive and Diocesan Council in 2006 to present. Co-chair of the Diocese's recent successful $50 million fundraising campaign. 2004-2012. Chair of Operation Vote Canada.

Appointed as delegate of the Canadian Government to the First Canadian business women trade mission to the USA ( 1997), Recipient of University of the West Indies Graduate Nurses Alumni Award ( 2002), African Canadian Achievement Award - Business (2003), Recipient of the Order of Ontario ( 2004),- . 2013 the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Province of Ontario Volunteer Award 2011, Black Nurses Network Award for Innovation an Entrepreneurship (2007), JCA Community Award, Planet Africa Enterprise Award(2009) Harry Jerome Award (2010) In 2013 for the 9th. Consecutive year made the Canada's top 100 Women Entrepreneurs Canada list.

Appointed to the Order of Ontario Advisory Board- 2013, Ontario Judicial Council in 2010-2014, Director and Chair of Seneca College Board of Governors. Director and Chair of Academic & Patient Care Comm.of Sunnybrook & Women's Hospital , Member of the Toronto International Film Festival Group Capital Campaign.

A Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Grad.of York Univ., MBA from Univ. of New Hampshire, Dipl. in Business Mgmt. from Harvard Business School, Grad. Univ. of Toronto/Rotman's Institute of Corporate Governance Program; Grad in Lay Ministry from Wycliffe College- University of Toronto.

Dr. Anna Jarvis

Dr. Anna Jarvis

Physician, University of Toronto Professor

Medical Education:

MBBS and internship, University of the West Indies, Mona (1969).

Paediatric Residency University of Toronto (1972-1976)

Chief Resident (1975-1976)


Holberton Hospital Casualty Department, Antigua

Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto and SickKids (1977-present), Faculty Division of Paediatric Medicine and Associate Faculty Division of General Paediatrics (1977-2010)

Leadership Positions:

Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine (1992-1998)

Medical Director, Child Health Network, SickKids (1998 - 2000)

Associate Dean, Health Professions, Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, UoT (2001-2009)

Educational Leadership: career passion is improved child outcomes through: health care provider education; creation and implementation of triage and treatment guidelines.

Major contributor to the evolution of Canadian Emergency Medicine (EM) and Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) as distinct specialties

Royal College EM Board examiner

PEM examination board member

Participated in development of Emergency Medical Services, instructing initial Land and Air cohorts; Served on Land Education Advisory (1984-1998)

Creates and teaches Paediatric Life Support Courses for Department of Paediatrics and the Michener Institute

Chair, Paediatric Life Support Advisory and Medical Advisor Michener (2005-2012)

Collaboration with Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (1990-2009) led to publication of Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS) 1999, with annual reviews. Co-author with Dr.Warren and Ms. Leblanc of Paediatric CTAS (P-CTAS) 2001. P-CTAS implemented in Japan and some Gulf States by former PEM trainees.

Created and coordinated unique Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency Medicine (1992 - 2005). International Medical Graduates, qualified "specialists" in their home countries (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Critical Care) recruited, oriented and mentored during one to three year fellowship. The vast majority returned to countries of origin, often as leaders. Ongoing mentorship and consultations for many graduates.

Collaborated with SickKids colleagues to develop the first Sickle Cell Syndrome clinical treatment plans for Child Health Network, Greater Toronto Area hospitals, to standardize and improve emergency care of these patients.

Facilitated academic success through coordination of student support services (1600-1700 students/year) as Associate Dean 2001-2009. Equal emphasis placed on student life enrichment, with coaching and encouragement for students to become contributing citizens. Created and participated in a wide range of Educational Programs for "students" in most Health Care Professions.

Recipient of multiple awards. In particular:

University of Toronto Annual Emergency Medicine Teaching Awards named in her honour,

Award for the graduating medical student who demonstrated outstanding personal qualities, in support and care of peers.

Canadian Paediatric Society Lifetime Achievement Teaching Award in Emergency Medicine, given biannually, named the Dr. Anna Jarvis Award.

Ontario Medical Society recognized her contributions with the Physicians Care Award 2012.

A proud member of the Jamaican diaspora, she supports many community activities, in particular PACE Canada. Most recently participated in Jamaica 50 celebrations, serving on the Art and Literature Committee.

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty

Bishop of York Simcoe

The Right Reverend Peter DeCourcy Fenty M.Div. (Hons); B.A.; L.Th; Dip.Th.

Bishop Peter Fenty, a Barbadian, has been ordained for thirty-eight years, and was consecrated a Bishop on June 22, 2013 in St. James Cathedral Toronto. He was appointed the area bishop of York Simcoe. Peter is the first Black Bishop in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Bishop Fenty has a passion for pastoral ministry and served with distinction in five parishes in the Dioceses of Barbados, Montreal and Toronto. In 2003 he was appointed as the Executive Officer to the Bishop of Toronto, and Archdeacon of York until 2013. Peter is a graduate of Codrington College and the University of the West Indies, Barbados and Huron College of the University of Western Ontario. He holds a Diploma in Theological Studies, Licentiate of Theology, Bachelor of Arts in History, Sociology and Theology, and a Master of Divinity with honours.

Peter has always been involved in the communities in which he ministered and is a strong advocate for social justice, human rights and ecumenism. This is reflected in the many organizations, committees and boards on which he served. They include being chair of the Partners in Mission Committee and the Anti-Racism Implementation Group of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Diocese of Toronto's Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, the Diocese of Montreal's Social Outreach Committee, the No Longer Strangers Multicultural Committee and the Board of the Black Community Council of Quebec. Peter was also the deputy chair of the Barbados Community College Board of Management 1989-1992.

In his homeland Barbados, he served as Chaplain to the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), the National Union of Public Workers, St. Gabriel's School and Honorary Chaplain to the Barbados Defense Force. He also did a short stint as a radio talk show host at two radio stations in Barbados.

Bishop Fenty was a member of the Afro-Anglican Co-coordinating Committee for the conference held in Toronto in 2005. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Pride of Barbados Award.

Bishop Fenty is supported in his ministry by his wife Angela Allman-Fenty who is an educator; their son Andre who holds a degree in Journalism and is married to Jacquelyn Norrish; and their daughter Peta-Anne who holds a degree in French and is also an educator. She is married to Mubarak Anashara.

Dr. Upton Allen

Dr. Upton Allen

Professor of Paediatrics

Upton D. Allen, MBBS, MSc, FAAP, FRCPC, FRCP (UK), FIDSA, is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He is Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Allen is a Senior Associate Scientist in the Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children. His primary appointment is with the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is also a professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Dr. Allen was born in Jamaica and grew up in the parish of Portland. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. He received pediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. His subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases was also done at The Hospital for Sick Children. He obtained further research training leading to an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University. Prior to the start of his pediatric training in Canada, he worked on the Infectious Diseases service at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. Allen is a Director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Fellow of the Society. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He is a past Chair of the Infectious Diseases Specialty Training Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). He is a member of the Specialty Standards Review Committee, RCPSC. He is a council member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association.

He is actively involved in clinical and research activities relating to immunocompromised patients, including children with cancers and those who have undergone organ transplantation. He is co-chair of the Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Project. This is a collaborative initiative between The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and 6 Caribbean countries, aimed at improving outcomes from childhood cancers in these countries (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia).

Dr. Allen has had many other academic and professional accomplishments. He has had numerous invited lectures internationally, visiting professorships, greater than 200 scientific publications, several book chapters, more than 150 scientific abstracts and several peer-reviewed research grants. He is a past recipient of the Harry Jerome Award and the African Canadian Achievement Award of Excellence in the Health Sciences.

Nicholas Brathwaite

Nicholas Brathwaite

Technology Industry Executive

Nicholas Brathwaite obtained his undergraduate degree from McMaster University and his graduate degree from The University of Waterloo. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, he started his career at Intel Corporation where he gained his first patent and developed and championed the development and implementation of new semiconductor assembly technologies.

In 1989 Mr. Brathwaite left Intel to become a member of the founding team of nCHIP Inc. a venture capital funded startup in Silicon Valley. He was one of a six person team that started the process of turning a science project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory into a company.

As Vice President of Operations and Assembly Technology Development, Nicholas was instrumental in nCHIP's success. His work ultimately resulted in a company that manufactured electronic modules for computers, aerospace, and semiconductor test equipment.

After nCHIP was acquired by Flextronics in 1995, Nicholas became the Chief Technical Officer of Flextronics where he helped transform the company from a $200M contract manufacturer to a $30 Billion electronics manufacturing service provider.

While at Flextronics, Mr. Brathwaite started and led several businesses which grew to revenues ranging from approximately $50M to over $6B. He was a pioneer in the development of low cost cell phones for developing countries and led teams that codeveloped the first Palm Pilot, the first Microsoft X-Box and the first miniaturized chargers for the Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle.

Nicholas left Flextronics at the end of 2007 to become a cofounder and partner of Riverwood Capital which has quickly become one of the most highly regarded private equity investment firms in the technology industry.

Mr. Brathwaite currently serves, or has served, on the board of directors of several technology companies in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China and India.

Nicholas and his wife Janice started the PETNA Foundation which has been helping to impact lives and improve communities in some of the poorest villages in Grenada and Tanzania. They have provided scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, financed a meals and books program for elementary school students, provided financial support to build or repair homes for poor families, distributed new shoes to thousands of poor individuals, and supplied computers to individuals, families and schools throughout Grenada and Carriacou.

Nicholas Brathwaite is a man of faith, a devoted family man, a prolific philanthropist, the holder of several patents, the author of many international publications, a successful entrepreneur and a highly accomplished, globally respected technology industry executive.

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers

Corporate Director

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers is a Corporate Director. She retired as a Senior Vice-President at Scotiabank at the end of 2002 and in the following year, was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament and appointed to the Executive Council of Ontario, where she served for four years, first as the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and subsequently as the Minister of Children and Youth Services.

Her contributions while in government, included substantial improvements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program, non-repayable income-based tuition grants for college and university students, stronger legislation to better protect students through the Private Career Colleges Act, initiatives to assist internationally trained individuals to obtain certification and employment in their trades and professions, legislation to provide children in the child protection system with stable homes through adoption and other permanent arrangements, the establishment of an independent office of the provincial advocate for children and youth, removal of the age restriction for intensive behaviour intervention therapy for children with autism, increased services for children with mental health challenges and complex special needs, 22,000 additional subsidized child care spaces, Canada’s first regulatory college for Early Childhood Educators, and an opportunities strategy that includes youth outreach workers and summer employment for youth from marginalized neighbourhoods.

Dr. Chambers has served as Chair of the United Way of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Vice-Chair of the Rouge Valley Health System, Governor of the Air Cadet League of Canada, President of the Canadian Club of Toronto, and Member of the Boards of Tropicana Community Services and the YMCA of Greater Toronto. She currently serves on the Boards of CAMH (Ontario’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), P.A.C.E. (Canada) an organization that supports early childhood education primarily in Jamaica, the University of Guelph, and GraceKennedy Ltd.

Dr. Chambers sponsors Basic Schools / Early Childhood Institutions in Jamaica. She has funded scholarships for more than 30 first year students in Canadian Universities and Colleges, and also sponsors an Academic Mentorship Program for middle and high school students, in partnership with the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Mary Anne Chambers has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Toronto, a YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica’s Medal of Appreciation. She was named one of Women’s Post magazine’s Top 20 Women for 2010.

Professor Jamal Deen

Professor Jamal Deen

Engineering Professor

Dr. M. Jamal Deen (FRSC) was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the design and modeling of a new CARS spectrometer for dynamic temperature measurements and combustion optimization in rocket and jet engines, and was sponsored and used by NASA, Cleveland, USA. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, and holder of the Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, McMaster University. His research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology and their emerging applications in health and environmental sciences. His research record includes more than 460 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited), 1 textbook on Silicon Photonics, 20 authored/edited books and conference proceedings, 16 invited book chapters, 6 awarded patents that have been used in industry, and 12 best paper/poster awards. Over his career, he has won more than fifty awards.

As an undergraduate student at the University of Guyana, Dr. Deen was the top ranked mathematics and physics student and the second ranked student at the university, wining the Chancellor’s medal and the Irving Adler prize. As a graduate student, he was a Fulbright-Laspau Scholar and an American Vacuum Society Scholar. He was an NSERC Senior Industrial Fellow and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society for more than a decade. His awards and honors include the Thomas D. Callinan Award and the Electronics and Photonics Division from the Electrochemical Society; the Distinguished Researcher Award, Province of Ontario; a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; an IBM Faculty Award; the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada; the Fessenden Silver Medal as well as the McNaughton Gold Medal from IEEE Canada. For his exceptional scholarly achievements, service contributions and professionalism, Prof. Deen was awarded two honorary doctorates – the degree Doctor of Engineering - honoris causa from University of Waterloo, Canada in 2011 and the degree Doctor - honoris causa from Universidad de Granada, Spain in 2012.

Dr. Deen’s peers have elected him Fellow in an impressive nine national academies and professional societies including The Royal Society of Canada - - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (FRSC) – this is the highest honor for scholars, artists and intellectuals in Canada; The Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE); The National Academy of Sciences India (FNASI-Foreign); The Indian National Academy of Engineering (FINAE-Foreign); The American Physical Society (FAPS); the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE); and The Electrochemical Society (FECS). In addition, he was elected an Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation (WIF) – the foundation’s highest honor.


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