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Raphaelita Walker – Community Tribute

OBITUARY – Raphaelita Walker (nee McLean) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 14, 2017 at her home in Toronto, Canada, two months after celebrating her 90th birthday. Beloved wife of Gifford Walker and loving mother to Olivia Grange-Walker and Denzil Walker, and many adopted children. She was also a grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother aunt and grand-aunt to many. Affectionately called Aunt Raph, she was a foundation member of the Jamaican Canadian Association, and a lifetime member of PACE Canada – Project for Advancement of Childhood Education...
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The Abominable Crime

On January 26 at 6:30 pm, in partnership with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, JCA will be screening the documentary, The Abominable Crime. The film follows the stories of two Jamaicans from the LGBTQ+ community, one a single mother trying to escape persecution after nearly being murdered, and the other an advocate who mounts a legal challenge to homophobic legislation, Maurice Tomlinson. Maurice will be present and a discussion will follow. Refreshments will be provided. The event is FREE! For more information about the film please visit:

International Women’s Day Celebration

International Women’s Day Celebration Community Awards (Women Recognizing Women) Hosted by : The Women’s Committee – Jamaican Canadian Association Date : Sunday March 12th, 2017 Time : 2:00pm – 5:00pm General Admission : $40.00 Children under 13 : $15.00 Address: 995 Arrow Rd., North York, ON M9M 2Z5 Keynote Speaker : Sandra Whiting Master of Ceremonies : Cheryl Lewis Lunch – Awards – Entertainment ! #BE BOLD FOR CHANGE For More Information: email: web: Tel: 416-746-5772          
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