On Friday, November 13, 2016 the Black Community Action Network (BCAN) honoured some of our community’s Trailblazers, and celebrated the contributions of leaders who inspire us in the area of SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY and EXCELLENCE! In the wake of the historic election south of the border and the ensuing uncertainty and civil unrest, this event brought some much needed inspiration and conversation to Peel Region!


Kike Ojo – Project Manager, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (One Vision One Voice); Amrik Ahluwalia – Chair, Peel Regional Police Services Board; Sharon Douglas – Director of Community Investment, United Way of Peel Region; Ingrid Berkley Brown – Superintendent, Peel Regional Police; Nicholas Davis – Manager, CBC Radio; African Canadian Legal Clinic; Christien Levien – Founder, Legalswipe; Sean Liburd – Owner, Knowledge Bookstore; Wambui Karanja – Executive Director, African Community Services; Rick Williams – Trustee, Peel District School Board; Orlando Bowen – Executive Director, One Voice One Team; Adaoma Patterson – President, Jamaican Canadian Association; Anthony Morgan – Lawyer, Falconers LLP; Sharon Telfer – Owner, Potluck Restaurants & Caterers.


The evening’s presenters included a range of esteemed guests, including Shelly White – President/CEO, United Way of Peel Region; Jagmeet Singh – MPP, Bramalea/Gore/Malton; Jennifer Evans – Chief, Peel Regional Police; Norma Nicholson – Vice-Chair, Peel Regional Police Services Board. Toronto’s Carlos Morgan and Greg Jackman did a fantastic job of entertaining and inspiring throughout the evening.

The 2016 BCAN Honours was hosted Craig Wellington – Director, AMCTO (The Municipal Experts) and Dr. Vidoll Regisford was one of our inspirational speakers for the evening.