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Black Health Leaders Recognition Ceremony

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we kick off the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s inaugural recognition ceremony in honour of outstanding Toronto-based Black leaders in the field of public health and health systems.

The intention of this ceremony is to amplify and celebrate phenomenal work, while inspiring future leaders. This year’s recipients have excelled in their contributions to supporting the health of Black communities among other groups. As we join together to spotlight Black achievements and contributions, let’s honour the legacy of Black communities and their histories on this day and forever. One month is just not enough.

Following a performance from poet Amoya Reé, 2018 Canadian National Champion and 2021 Toronto Grand Slam Champion, we will be honouring the following recipients for the 2023 Outstanding Black Leadership in Public Health and Health Systems award:


Recipient: Fatimah Jackson-Best, Project Manager at Black Health Alliance, and Assistant Professor with the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University

Recipient: Cynthia Damba, Director, Health Analytics at Ontario Health, Toronto Region

Recipient: Jacqueline Silvera, Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Anti-Racism with the University of Health Network


Complimentary food and drinks will be served.


If you have any questions, please contact the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office at



February 16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Dalla Lana School of Public Health


The Faculty Club
41 Willcocks St
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3 Canada
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