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Nominations open for 2019 BBPA Harry Jerome Awards ‒ calling all Game Changers!

37 years celebrating the outstanding achievements of Black leaders in Canada

Toronto, December 20, 2018 – Nominations have opened for the Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) Harry Jerome Awards. The 2019 awards will continue to acknowledge and reinforce the important contributions made by Black Canadian leaders.

The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards celebrate excellence, performance and the outstanding achievements of Black professionals across Canada in various categories:

  • Academics
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media
  • Athletics
  • Business
  • Community Service
  • Health Sciences
  • Leadership
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Trailblazer
  • Young Entrepreneur

“At the 37th Annual Harry Jerome Awards, it will be our privilege to honour our exceptional community members,” says Chair, Marcia Bowen.

Presented by TD Bank Group, this year’s ceremony will be held at the International Centre on April 27, 2019.

“We’re delighted to celebrate the 37th year of the Harry Jerome Awards by highlighting remarkable Black Canadian leaders from all over the country and their contributions to Canada,” says Nadine Spencer, BBPA President. “It’s inspiring to watch our award winners go from strength to strength, continuing to break stereotypes and pave the way for future Black leaders. We look forward to meeting this year‘s nominees- GAMECHANGERS, who we are certain will contribute to the progression of Black talent in reaching the most senior levels in their respective fields and be global ambassadors for Canadian Business.”

Nominations can be submitted at The deadline for nominations is Friday December 31, 2018.

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About the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA):
Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a charitable organization whose mission is to advance Canada’s Black community by facilitating the delivery of programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development. The BBPA presents the Annual Harry Jerome Awards, the BBPA National Scholarships and the National Black Business and Professional Convention (NBBPC).

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